GUNS SHOULD NOT BE STORED LOADED!
USE THE LOCKING DEVICE SUPPLIED WITH THE RIFLE FOR STORAGE.
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Do not store the rifle in a leather case or scabbard. Leather attracts moisture, even though it may appear to be dry.
With the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, remove the magazine (if applicable), open the bolt, and check the chamber and the magazine to be sure the rifle is completely unloaded! Depress the bolt latch, located at the left rear of the receiver on the right-handed version and the right rear of the receiver on the left-handed version. Now pull the bolt fully to the rear. The bolt will come out the rear of the receiver.
Store the rifle and the bolt in different locations. When disassembled in this manner, the rifle is inoperable. It is impossible to fire the rifle until the bolt has been correctly replaced into the rifle's receiver.
To reassemble the rifle for firing, reinsert the bolt into the receiver from the rear. With the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, close the bolt. Check to be sure that the bolt can be operated fully and freely. The rifle is now reassembled and can be loaded and fired normally.
While the rifle is less likely to be used by unauthorized persons when disassembled in the above manner, it is always safest to store a firearm with the supplied locking device correctly installed, or to store the firearm in a gun safe or other secure location, away from children and unauthorized adults. Guns should always be stored securely, unloaded and separate from their ammunition.
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