Unloading the Rifle

Perform the following steps to unload the rifle (take the rifle to Condition 4):

l Ensure the weapon is on safe. l Remove the magazine from the rifle and retain it on your person.

i Cup the left hand under the ejection port, rotate the weapon until the ejection port faces down. i Pull the charging handle to the rear and catch the round in the left hand (see fig. 3-5).

Figure 3-5. Catching the Round.

l Lock the bolt to the rear.

l Put the weapon on safe if the selector lever would not move to safe earlier. l Ensure the chamber is empty and that no ammunition is present. l Depress the bolt catch and observe the bolt moving forward on an empty chamber (see fig. 3-6).

l Close the ejection port cover. l Check the sights (for proper BZO setting, correct rear sight aperture, etc.). l Place any ejected round into the magazine and return the magazine to the magazine pouch and close the magazine pouch.

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