Always practice safe firearms handling!
|WARNING: IF THIS FIREARM IS CARELESSLY OR IMPROPERLY HANDLED, UNINTENTIONAL DISCHARGE COULD RESULT AND COULD CAUSE INJURY, DEATH, OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.|
|CAUTION: CAREFULLY READ THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL PRIOR TO LOADING AND FIRING THIS FIREARM. FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS ON THE PROPER HANDLING AND SAFE USE OF THIS FIREARM - LIVES MAY DEPEND ON IT!|
|CAUTION: USE ONLY CLEAN, DRY, HIGH QUALITY COMMERCIALLY MANUFACTURED AMMUNITION APPROPRIATE TO THE .50 BMG CALIBER OF THIS FIREARM. Use only ammunition from reputable, insured manufacturers. Bushmaster does not recommend the use of remanufactured or hand loaded ammunition as it may damage your rifle.|
|WARNING: NEVER USE "SLAP ROUNDS" IN THIS RIFLE. THEY WILL NOT FIT IN THE CHAMBER, AND MAY CAUSE DAMAGE. DOING SO WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY.|
ALWAYS KEEP THE GUN POINTED IN A SAFE DlRECTlON.
NEVER LOAD THE GUN UNTIL READY TO USE.
KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL READY TO SHOOT.
|WARNING: ALWAYS USE EYE AND HEARING PROTECTION WHEN SHOOTING THIS RIFLE. Eye and Ear protection is provided with this rifle. |
|WARNING: If this firearm is carelessly or improperly handled, unintentional discharge could result and could cause injury, death, or damage to property. Read and understand all of this Manual before removing this firearm from its package. This Bushmaster Rifle is classified as a firearm by the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms division of the Department of Justice. This Rifle may discharge accidentally when a round is fed into the chamber, if it is dropped, or receives a blow to the muzzle or front of the Rifle. This can occur regardless of the position of the hammer or any of the various safety devices. Please use extra care and strict adherence to these instructions to avoid the risk of accidents.|
|CAUTION: GENERAL HANDLING: ALWAYS handle your firearm as if it were loaded. NEVER point your firearm at anything you do not intend to shoot. NEVER take anyone’s word that the rifle is unloaded, check the chamber for yourself to make sure the rifle is unloaded to avoid accidental discharge. ALWAYS make sure your rifle is not loaded and the chamber is empty before laying it down, or handing it to another person. ALWAYS keep and carry your rifle unloaded with the hammer forward, except when you intend to shoot. ALWAYS be aware of possible risk from dropping your rifle. You may not be able to see if any part of the rifle is damaged. If damage is severe, the firearm may discharge and cause injury, death, or damage to property.|
WARNINGS / CAUTIONS CONTINUED…
NEVER leave the Rifle cocked and ready to fire as this condition is extremely dangerous, and the Rifle could easily discharge causing injury, death, or damage to property. NEVER leave your Rifle unattended, someone, especially a child, may fire it causing injury, death, or damage to property. ALWAYS instruct children and others in your household to respect firearms. This rifle is not intended for use by children so DO NOT let anyone underage shoot this rifle. A .50 caliber rifle has recoil similar to a 12 Gauge shotgun. Even if your underage children use shotguns, the air blast created by a .50 caliber round is much more powerful than children can handle. ALWAYS keep firearms away from children at all times. Keep firearms unloaded and locked in a gun safe when not in use at a firing range.
NEVER fire this rifle if your condition or judgment is in any way impaired. If you are taking medications, seek advice from your doctor to ensure that you are fit to shoot safely. ALWAYS use Eye and Ear Protection when using this firearm – we recommend using Double Ear Protection while using this rifle. ALWAYS keep the Safety lever on Safe when the rifle is loaded and cocked, until you are ready to aim at the target and intend to fire. ALWAYS keep others clear of the ejection port and muzzle blast area. NEVER squeeze the trigger or put your finger in the trigger guard until you are aiming at the target and ready to shoot. ALWAYS make sure your rifle is clean, with the barrel and chamber free of any obstruction before using this rifle. NEVER shoot this rifle at a hard surface such as a rock, or liquid surface such as water, as the bullet may ricochet and travel in any direction and strike you or another object you cannot see, causing serious injury, death, or property damage.
WARNINGS / CAUTIONS CONTINUED…
NEVER leave your finger on the Trigger when cycling the Bolt Action of this rifle – you could cause an unintentional discharge. NEVER engage in horseplay while holding or using this Rifle. NEVER walk or climb with this Rifle loaded and cocked - ready to fire. NEVER dryfire this Rifle when the Receivers are open. DO NOT abuse your Rifle by using it for any purpose other than shooting. NEVER alter any parts of this Rifle as it may reduce the level of safety and or void your Warranty.
CLEANING AND STORAGE: Always make sure your Rifle is unloaded before cleaning and storing. Keep Ammunition and Rifle in separate locked places away from children and untrained people in your household.
|WARNING: THE MUZZLE BRAKE ON THIS RIFLE SHOULD NEVER BE REMOVED OR DISASSEMBLED. SERIOUS INJURY CAN OCCUR IF THIS RIFLE IS FIRED WITHOUT THE MUZZLE BRAKE.|
|WARNING: ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE BACK DROP OF YOUR RANGE IS BIG ENOUGH TO STOP A .50 CALIBER ROUND. IF THE RANGE DOES NOT ALLOW .50 CALIBERS, DO NOT SHOOT THIS RIFLE AT THAT RANGE. THERE COULD BE BACK DROP ISSUES THAT PREVENT SAFE SHOOTING OF .50 CALIBER RIFLES. FIND A RANGE THAT HAS A LARGE ENOUGH DIRT HILL FOR A .50 CALIBER ROUND.|
ALWAYS PRACTICE SAFE FIREARMS HANDLING!