MAGNUM LOADS, WILL BE SOMEWHAT HEAVIER THAN MOST OTHER FIREARMS. FIRMLY SHOULDER YOUR SHOTGUN, MOVING IT TO ALIGN WITH THE TARGET AND, WHEN ON TARGET, PULLING THE TRIGGER.
For training purposes or in some target situations your shotgun can be fired "single shot" by loading one shell at a time in only one of the chambers. For training new shooters, the bottom barrel is often used because of its slightly lower perceived recoil. Make sure the barrel selector is set for the barrel you will be firing.
If your firearm fails to fire on the first pull of the trigger (because the selected barrel did not fire due to misfire, malfunction or simply because it was unloaded) the second barrel cannot be fired. Open the action and properly load the chambers before proceeding or changing the barrel selector setting.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO TREAT YOUR FIREARM AS IF IT WERE LOADED WHENEVER THE ACTION IS CLOSED.
After you have completed firing you should either reload the chamber(s) with unfired shells (if hunting/shooting is going to continue) or fully unload your shotgun (if shooting is completed). Regardless, always first place the safety in the "on safe" position.
WHEN FIRING IS COMPLETED OR WHEN SHOOTING IS NO LONGER IMMINENT, IMMEDIATELY RETURN THE SAFETY
TO THE "ON SAFE" POSITION.
IMPORTANT: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU MOVE ON OR CONTINUE TO HUNT WITH THE SAFETY IN THE "OFF SAFE" POSITION.
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