Firearm Maintenance

In order to properly care for and clean your gun it is important to note:

Step 1 - Remove the bolt

*Each bolt is matched to its specific firearm. Do not use this bolt in any other firearm.

  1. Placing one hand over the ejection port, slowly lift the bolt handle up and pull fully rearward to extract the live cartridge from the chamber (if there is one).
  2. With one hand prepared to catch the removable magazine, pull the latch at the rear of the magazine, ejecting the magazine into your hand.
  3. Look and feel to be sure there are no cartridges in the chamber.
  4. Move the safety forward to the OFF SAFE (Ready to fire) position.
  5. Pull back the trigger and slide the bolt out of the rear receiver.
  6. Care should be taken not to hit the stock with the bolt.

Do not disassemble the bolt assembly.

Disassemble only one firearm at a time to avoid interchanging components.

Step 2 - Cleaning the bore

  1. Prepare an area for cleaning the firearm with a suitable surface, adequate ventilation, correct caliber cleaning rod, brush, patches, powder solvent, and oil
  2. Remove the bolt(refer to owner's manual provided with firearm for instructions) before cleaning
  3. Lay the firearm horizontally with the ejection port facing down
    Always starting from the chamber end, push the cleaning rod through the bore and out the muzzle end.
  4. Using a small amount of powder solvent on the brush, push the cleaning rod through the barrel several times
  5. Unscrew the brush from the cleaning rod and replace it with a patch tip
  6. Push a new patch through the bore starting from the chamber end and out the muzzle
  7. Repeat step 6 several times
  8. Push a new patch saturated with gun oil through the bore.
    A very thin film of oil is sufficient protection - do not over oil!!

Step 3 - Protecting the metal surface

  1. In order to be able to reach all surfaces, remove the bolt prior to cleaning and oiling
  2. With a soft cloth, remove any foreign matter (i.e. mud, twigs, grass)
  3. Apply a thin coat of gun oil on all cleaned metal surfaces, rubbing may be necessary to remove any signs of rust
  4. Where accessible, clean and lightly oil interior metal surfaces

Cleaning the muzzlebrake

Be sure the bolt is open and there is no live ammunition in either the chamber or magazine.

  1. After each use, position the BRAKE in the closed position
  2. With the muzzle pointed downward, liberally spray brake cleaner/carburetor cleaner into muzzlebrake
  3. Open and close the BRAKE, working the solvent into the mechanism to flush out any residue and prevent carbon build-up

Applying oil to the adjustable muzzle brake will increase carbon build-up and may cause the brake to malfunction.