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Even something as simple as loading or unloading a firearm can result in tragedy if it isn’t done properly. Here’s how to do it safely.

Hunters loading firearms

Loading

  • Point the muzzle in a safe direction.
  • Open the action; make sure the barrel and chamber are unobstructed.
  • Put the safety on.
  • Load the ammunition.
  • Close the action.