Be sure weapon is clear of ammunition before removing it from vehicle for
any maintenance procedure.
Make sure the bore and chamber are dry and free of obstructions before
loading the weapon.
The bolt assembly must be forward when loading.You can get a cookoff from a stuck cartridge in a hot chamber (150 to 200rounds fired in 2 minutes; or a long continuous burst or repeated use of theweapon with less than 200 rounds). If your weapon quits firing and im-mediate action doesn’t cure it, leave cover assembly closed and let weaponcool for 15 minutes before opening cover assembly. Do NOT open coverassembly until weapon has cooled, or a cookoff could occur and result in
serious injury or death.
Keep a runaway weapon aimed on target pointed downrange. Do NOT letgo of charger handle (black) when clearing weapon. A defective sear assem-bly may not lock bolt assembly in rear. NEVER reload a runaway weaponuntil repaired. Make sure weapon is cleared before removing from vehicle.