Rifles like the Mini-14 Rifle which are chambered for small caliber, high velocity cartridges, are particularly susceptible to damage from firing when the bore is obstructed. Kxcess oil, grease, water, or raindrops may form an obstruction which could cause damage and injury. If you suspect that your rifle may have excess oil, grease or cosmoline in the barrel, or if it may have been exposed to humid conditions which could cause condensation, or to rain or snow which might have entered the bore, open the bolt and clean out the barrel. Inspect the bore visually to be sure that it is perfectly clear (See Ammunition Warning'" p. 6 and "Care and Cleaning" section p. 24)
Was this article helpful?