If the bolt carrier was locked back after firing, the rifle should be unloaded. Visually inspect the magazine and chamber to confirm that the weapon is clear. It is proper range etiquette to leave the weapon in this condition (while not firing) until it is cased and removed from the firing area. If the bolt carrier has not locked back, assume that there is a live cartridge in the chamber. Immediately put the safety catch on. To continue the unloading process, release the magazine cover by pulling back the magazine cover latch (#35). This will free any unexpended rounds from the magazine assembly. Now lock the magazine cover back in place. Next, pull back the charging handle to the rear and extract and eject the live round in the chamber, simultaneously locking the bolt carrier back. Inspect the chamber and magazine to be sure that the weapon is indeed unloaded and clear.
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