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ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE OF YOUR RIFLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION WHEN LOADING OR UNLOADING YOUR RIFLE.

Place the safety in the "ON SAFE" position. Lock the action rearward by locking the operating sleeve tip rearward. With the muzzle pointed downward withdraw the inside magazine tube from the rifle. Then carefully tip the rifle muzzle up, buttstock down, allowing the cartridges to slide out the outer magazine tube into a suitable container. Replace the inside magazine tube into the buttstock and lock in place. Release the operating sleeve. Work the action several times by pushing in and releasing the operating sleeve to assure that there are no rounds in the magazine, in the chamber or in the action feed areas. Lock the action open again. Look into the open action making sure there are no cartridges in the action, and observe the empty chamber and the magazine follower (see Figure 17).

Always unload your gun and lock the action rearward when you have finished shooting, and before

FIGURE 17

Make sure you can see the magazine follower.

FIGURE 17

Make sure you can see the magazine follower.

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