I'm surprised at how many gun shops that I've been in and showed this method of de-cocking a bolt-action rifle and most of them didn't know how to use this method.
This saves from having to dry fire an empty rifle for storage or transportation.
Open the bolt on the rifle, pull the trigger and hold it while closing the bolt. This simple method, effectively de-cocks the rifle for storage or transportation. All you have to do to cock the rifle is raise the bolt handle and put it back down.
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