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Module 03 - RIFLES 101
Follow these steps to properly safety check your bolt action rifle:
STEP 1: Assume the rifle is loaded.
STEP 2: Turn the safety ‘ON’ and point the rifle in a safe direction.
STEP 3: Open the bolt action by pivoting the bolt upward and then pulling the bolt backward or toward you.
STEP 4: Visually check the chamber, receiver and magazine for ammunition.
STEP 5: Grasp the rifle with both hands and point the muzzle in a safe direction.