Warningbore Obstructions

A gun user should recognize that a lodged bullet is a fairly common form of bore obstruction. Therefore the following information on how a bullet may become lodged in the bore, and how it should be removed, deserves most careful reading and heeding!

1. When firing, a bullet may become lodged in the bore if the cartridge contains no powder, or the powder fails to ignite and only the primer charge ignites, producing insufficient force to propel the bullet out of the bore.

2. A bullet may also become lodged in the bore when extracting a cartridge from the chamber (unloading). If the bullet is not crimped tightly enough in the cartridge case, the bullet may stick in the bore, with only the case being extracted.

Experience indicates that the two conditions described above occur most frequently with reloaded ammunition.

When either of the above described (1 or 2) situations occurs, proceed as follows with the rifle pointing in a safe direction:

a) If the rifle is cocked, move the safety to the "ON" position.

b) Remove the magazine from the rifle.

Before loading or shooting the Mini-14 ride, be certain the bore is unobstructed. Firing thu rifle with any obstruction m the bore may result m severe damage to the rifle arid serious injury to the shnuler and other persons nearby.

A MISFIRE or unusual report (sound) upon firing is always a signal to cease firing immediately and after waiting for one minute, examine the chamber and bore of the firearm. It is not sufficient to retract the slide handle and examine the chamber. You must remove the magazine, clear the chamber, lock the bolt open and inspect the bore visually - and with a rod if necessary - to be certain it is completely clear of any obstruction. Failure to delect and correctly remove a bore obstruction can result in serious injury to the shooter and bystanders, and damage to the firearm.


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