Learned something new regarding bolt action rifles...


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baylorattorney
December 24, 2011, 03:15 PM
A 14 year old learned hunter, Remington Pulido, son of a celebrity, taught me something new the other day which I never read in any owners manual of any of the several bolt action rifles I have acquired. I'm sure many of you learned fellows were already aware of how to uncock a bolt action rifle to ensure there can be no dry firing, etc.
DON'T TRY THIS WITH A LOADED WEAPON. when closing the bolt keep the trigger fully depressed and this uncocks the gun. I never knew that or it's importance. Thank you.


Mark, esquire

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helotaxi
December 24, 2011, 03:37 PM
I'd verify for each different model rifle, but it works on a Savage.

Learned something new today.

average_shooter
December 24, 2011, 03:40 PM
I've been doing that with my bolt action .22 (Romanian trainer surplus) for years. Not really new to me, but I didn't think it would work universally.

ngnrd
December 24, 2011, 03:45 PM
I've always done that to take the pressure off of the mainspring during storage. Always unloaded, of course.

baylorattorney
December 24, 2011, 03:56 PM
Worked on my sako, weatherby, and Remington 700. *redacted for safety


Waste not want not. :)

Shadow 7D
December 24, 2011, 04:20 PM
even with cock on open guns it works, you are taking the sear out of the picture, hence nothing to catch the FP/bolt as you close

VA27
December 24, 2011, 05:01 PM
This won't work on the Arisaka action. Don't ask me why, I never did figure it out.

Red Cent
December 24, 2011, 05:01 PM
Always.

Freedom_fighter_in_IL
December 24, 2011, 05:04 PM
Works on Mauser actions as well as Enfield Actions as well.

Float Pilot
December 24, 2011, 07:04 PM
On the cock on closing M-96 Swede Mausers, you have to pull the trigger when the bolt is still about 1/3 to 1/4 out as you are pushing it home so it does not snag the sear.
The other option with them and the 1903 / 1903A3 Springfield is to lower the cocking piece down slowing on an empty chamber.

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