Loading And Unloading

CAUTION: WHEN LOADING AND UNLOADING ALWAYS PREPARE THE RIFLE BY HAVING THE SAFETY ON AND THE RIFLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION.

1. Load the magazine by inserting the cartridges one at a time into the magazine [see figure 3]. Place the rifle on safety and point it in a safe direction.

2. Insert the magazine into the magazine well with the rear of the magazine slightly lower than the front. When the front of the magazine is fully inserted, firmly rock the magazine up and to the rear until it locks [see figure 4]. You may have to push hard to accomplish this. When the magazine is properly in place it cannot be removed without pressing the magazine release.

3. Pull the operating rod handle and thus the bolt, fully to the rear and release it smartly. If done properly a cartridge should be in the chamber and the rifle ready to fire after the safety is moved to the off position. Do not touch the operating rod while it moves forward, as it needs the fast forward movement to strip a cartridge from the magazine, push it into the chamber and lock up.

A WARNING

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