Arctic or Low Temperature

l Clean and lubricate the rifle in a warm room, with the rifle at room temperature, if possible. Lubricating oil, arctic weapons (LAW) can be used below a temperature of 0 degrees Fahrenheit and must be used below -35 degrees Fahrenheit.

l Keep the rifle covered when moving from a warm to a cold environment to allow gradual cooling of the rifle. This prevents the condensation of moisture and freezing. Condensation will form on the rifle when it is moved from outdoors to indoors. If possible, leave the rifle in a protected but cold area outdoors. When bringing the rifle inside to a warm place, it should be disassembled and wiped down several times as it warms.

l Always try to keep the rifle dry.

l Unload and perform a function check every 30 minutes, if possible, to help prevent freezing of functional parts.

l Do not lay a warm rifle in snow or ice.

l Keep the inside of the magazine and ammunition wiped dry. Moisture will freeze and cause stoppages.

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