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To load a firearm safely:

  • Ensure the muzzle is kept pointed in a safe direction.
  • Attempt to put your safety in the on position.
  • Open the action, and ensure the firearm’s chamber and barrel are clear and unobstructed.
  • Ensure the safety is on.
  • Load your ammunition.
  • Keep your finger away from the trigger area.
  • Close the action.
Hunters loading firearms