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Operating the Firearm

Overview

Read detailed instructions about loading, unloading, and other operation of your Model R-15 or Model R-25 firearm.

Clearing Your Rifle

ALWAYS FOLLOW THE RULES OF SAFE GUN HANDLING. Assume the rifle is loaded, and then proceed -- according to the following steps -- to CLEAR YOUR RIFLE:

  1. Point Rifle in a SAFE DIRECTION!
  2. Place Safety Selector Lever on SAFE.  NOTE: If the rifle is not cocked, the Safety Selector Lever cannot be placed on SAFE.
  3. Press Magazine Release Button and remove Magazine. (picture 1)
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  4. To Lock Bolt Open, Pull Charging Handle to rear (picture 2). Press lower portion of Bolt Release and allow bolt to move forward until it engages Bolt Catch. Return Charging Handle to forward. Make sure the safety selector lever is on SAFE.
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Preventative Maintenance Checks & Services

CHECK BEFORE YOU FIRE:

  1. With your rifle completely UNLOADED and the bolt locked open, check to see that there is NO EXCESSIVE OIL in the Bore. If there is, swab it out with a patch and the cleaning rod.  ALWAYS CLEAN A NEW RIFLE BEFORE FIRING THE FIRST TIME. WARNING! If the rifle is fired with oil, water, or other obstructions in the barrel, excessive pressure may be created causing the rifle to explode.
  2. Retract the Bolt to ensure free movement between Bolt Carrier and Gas Tube. (picture 3)
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  3. Perform Safety Function Check to ensure that Safety Selector Level works properly.

Safety Function Check

  1. Remove Magazine. Pull Charging Handle completely to rear. Visually check to make sure the Chamber is clear and empty. Close the Bolt and Bolt Carrier close.
  2. Place Selector Lever in SAFE position, point rifle in a safe direction, and pull Trigger. THE HAMMER SHOULD NOT FALL.
  3. Place Safety Selector Lever in FIRE position. Pull the Trigger. THE HAMMER SHOULD FALL.
  4. Hold Trigger to the rear, pull Charging Handle to the rear and release Charging Handle. Then release pressure on the Trigger with a slow, smooth motion, without hesitations or stops, until the Trigger is fully forward. NOTE: For purposes of this check, "SLOW" is defined as one fourth to one half the normal rate of trigger release. AN AUDIBLE CLICK SHOULD BE HEARD - THE HAMMER SHOULD NOT FALL.
  5. Repeat this Safety function test FIVE TIMES. The Rifle must not malfunction during any of these five tests. If the Rifle malfunctions during any of these tests, stop using the rifle and have it serviced by a Remington Authorized Repair center.

Loading a Magazine

  1. Use only quality commercially manufactured ammunition and the caliber specified for use in your rifle. Always examine your ammunition to confirm that the ammunition you are using matches the specified ammunition markings on the barrel of your rifle. Examine each Cartridge - particularly around the primer.  Look for dents, scratches, and other signs of damage. DO NOT USE DAMAGED OR RELOADED AMMUNITION!
  2. With the Magazine facing forward as shown in the illustration, place a round between the Feed Lips of the Magazine with the Bullet Tip forward. Push the round down until it is held by the Magazine Feed Lips. (picture 4)
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  3. If necessary, give the Round a slight push backward to seat it against the inside back edge of the Magazine Feed Lips.  Place next Round on top of the previous Round and repeat steps until desired number of Rounds are loaded in to Magazine. CAUTION: Safe Firearms Handling dictates that you ONLY LOAD LIVE AMMUNITION INTO YOUR RIFLE WHEN YOU ARE ABOUT TO SHOOT.

Loading Your Rifle

WARNING: ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION THROUGHOUT THE LOADING PROCESS!

  1. Place Safety Selector on SAFE.
  2. Pull charging handle completely to the rear end of the buttstock shell, and check the Firing Chamber. Make sure it is CLEAR! (picture 3)
  3. Return Charging Handle to forward, locked position. Push loaded Magazine up into Magazine Well until Magazine Catch engages and holds the Magazine. (picture 5)
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  4. Slap upwards on Magazine bottom to make sure it is seated correctly (picture 6)
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    NOTE:
    The Magazine may be inserted into the Rifle with the Bolt Assembly Open or Closed.
  5. If the Bolt Assembly is open, depress upper portion of Bolt Release. Bolt should spring forward. This will chamber a round from the Magazine into the Chamber. (picture 7) If the Bolt Assembly in closed, pull the Charging Handle fully to the rear, then release the Charging Handle allowing the bolt to spring forward. This will chamber the first round. (picture 9) Never "ride" or "push" the Charging Handle forward. (picture 10) Let it move forward on its own.
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  6. TAP the Forward Assist with the heel of your hand to ensure that the Bolt is fully forward and locked. RIFLE IS NOW READY TO BE AIMED AND FIRED! (picture 8)
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CONDITION: Rifle is now Loaded, a round is Chambered, and Safety Selector should be on SAFE.

NOTE: If Rifle is not going to be fired immediately, make sure the Selector Lever is still on SAFE, and close the Ejection Port Cover to keep dirt out of the Chamber and Upper Receiver.

modelr15r25_12_12-WARNING.pngWARNING: THE RIFLE CAN FIRE A CHAMBERED ROUND EVEN IF THE MAGAZINE HAS BEEN REMOVED.

WARNING: KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION.

Firing Your Rifle

  1. Once a round is chambered and you are ready to commence firing, move the Safety Selector from SAFE to FIRE.
  2. Aim at the target.
  3. Pull or squeeze the trigger.
  4. As the rifle fires, release the trigger.
  5. The Rifle will automatically eject the spent Cartridge and chamber another in preparation for the next shot. The cycle of pulling the Trigger to shoot, and the Rifle automatically reloading, can be continued until the Magazine and chamber are empty. If you stop firing before the chamber is empty, immediately place the Safety Selector in the SAFE position.

NOTE: After the last Round is fired, the Bolt Carrier will lock in the rear position. You can then push the Magazine Release button to drop out the empty magazine, insert a fresh Magazine, release the Bolt Catch, and a new Round will be automatically chambered in preparation for the next firing sequence.

modelr15r25_12_12-WARNING.png WARNING modelr15r25_12_12-WARNING.png IF A NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE IN SOUND OR RECOIL IS EXPERIENCED, STOP FIRING IMMEDIATELY.

Either condition could indicate an incomplete powder burn and/or a bullet stuck in the bore. Remove the Magazine and retract the bolt to empty the chamber. Check for unburned powder grains in the Receiver or Bore, and for a Bullet stuck in the Bore. Clean out any unburned powder before resuming firing. If a Bullet is stuck in the Bore, do not attempt to remove it. Take the Rifle to a Remington authorized Repair Center for removal.

WARNING...DO NOT LOAD WITH A HOT CHAMBER - A ROUND MAY "COOK OFF".

"Cooking Off' means that a Round may Detonate (Fire) unexpectedly just from being exposed to the heat of the Rifle's Firing chamber.

Unloading Your Rifle

modelr15r25_12_12-WARNING.png WARNING modelr15r25_12_12-WARNING.png ALWAYS KEEP THE  MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION THROUGHOUT THE LOADING PROCESS!

  1. Place Safety Selector on SAFE.
  2. Press Magazine Release button and remove Magazine.
  3. Pull charging Handle to rear. Press lower portion of Bolt Release. Bolt should lock open. If a round was in the chamber, it should have been ejected. If last round was fired, bolt should already have been locked to the rear.
  4. Visually check chamber through ejection port to make sure chamber is empty.
  5. With the Magazine removed and the chamber empty, you may now close the bolt by depressing the top portion of the Bolt Release which will allow the bolt to return forward on the empty chamber.
  6. Empty the Magazine by sliding the reaming cartridges forward and out of the Magazine.

CONDITION: The rifle and magazine are now completely unloaded. Securely store ammunition and rifle separately.

Remedial Actions

IF YOUR RIFLE STOPS FIRING, Perform the following IMMEDIATE ACTIONS

  1. SLAP upward on Magazine to make sure it is properly seated.  (picture 6)
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  2. PULL Charging Handle all the way back (picture 3). Observe the ejection of the Case or Cartridge. Check Firing Chamber for any obstruction.
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  3. If Cartridge or Case is ejected, or Chamber is clear, RELEASE Charging Handle to feed a new Round into the chamber. (picture 9) Don't "Ride" the Charging Handle forward.
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  4. Tap Forward Assist to ensure Bolt is locked. (picture 8)
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  5. Now FIRE. (picture 11)
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NOTE: If pulling the charging handle fully to the rear does not extract and eject the chambered cartridge or casing (step 2), then the cartridge or casing may be stuck in the chamber. If this occurs do the following:

  1. Remove the magazine.
  2. Lock the bolt open.
  3. Open the receiver (pictures 17-18)
  4. Remove the Bolt Carrier and Bolt (pictures 17-18).
  5. Try to tap out cartridge or casing with a cleaning rod (picture 12).

IF THE CARTRIDGE OR CASE CANNOT BE TAPPED OUT WITH THE CLEANING ROD, TAKE THE RIFLE TO A REMINGTON AUTHORIZED REPAIR CENTER

Bullet Stuck in the Bore

WARNING: IF AN AUDIBLE "POP" OR REDUCED RECOIL IS EXPERIENCED DURING FIRING, IMMEDIATELY CEASE FIRING AND THEN PERFORM THE FOLLOWING STEPS:

  1. Place the Selector Lever on SAFE.
  2. Remove the Magazine (picture 1)
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  3. Lock the Bolt to the rear. (picture 3)
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  4. Use a cleaning rod to check for a Bullet in the Bore. (picture 12)
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modelr15r25_12_12-WARNING.png WARNING modelr15r25_12_12-WARNING.png IF A BULLET IS STUCK IN THE BARREL, FOR REMOVAL, DO NOT TRY TO REMOVE IT. TAKE THE RIFLE TO A REMINGTON AUTHORIZED REPAIR CENTER.

Disassembly

  1. CLEAR YOUR RIFLE! (follow these steps as described above).  If attached, disconnect the Sling for convenience.
  2. Push in Takedown Pin (a metal punch may help) as far as it will go. (picture 14) Pivot Upper Receiver from Lower Receiver. (picture 15).
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  3. Push in Pivot PIn (a metal punch may help). (picture 15)
  4. Pivot Lower receiver down and away from Upper Receiver. (picture 16)
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  5. Remove Bolt Carrier and Bolt. (picture 17-18)
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  6. Remove charging Handle by pulling back and up until "Ears" clear cutouts in Receiver. (picture 19)
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  7. Remove Firing Pin Retaining Pin. A metal punch or pliers may help to remove it from the Bolt Carrier. (picture 20)
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    NOTE:
    Wear protective eyewear during disassembly to protect your eyes from spring loaded components.
  8. Drop Firing PIn out of rear of Bolt Carrier. (picture 21)
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  9. Push Bolt in to locked position. (picture 22)
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  10. Remove Carn PIn by rotating 1/4 turn and lifting out. (picture 23)
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  11. Remove Bolt Assembly from Bolt carrier by pulling straight out. (picture 24)
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    DISASSEMBLE USING STEPS 13 THRU 16 ONLY WHEN DIRTY.
    NOTE: 
    Before removing extractor pin, be prepared to stop movement of extractor spring.
  12. Remove Extractor Pin by pushing out with a metal punch. (picture 25)
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    PUSH EXTRACTOR PIN OUT
    ...Don't lose it!
    NOTE: Press rear of Extractor to check Spring function.
  13. Remove Extractor with Spring. (picture 26)
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    CAUTION: Extractor Spring may pop out and get lost!
  14. With hammer cocked, depress Buffer Retainer with metal punch to release buffer and Spring.
    CAUTION: Maintain pressure on buffer as it is under tension from Action Spring. (picture 27)
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    NOTE: Hammer must to be cocked to allow Buffer and Spring to clear Receiver.   
  15. Pull out Buffer and Action Spring for cleaning. (picture 28)
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REMINGTON DOES NOT RECOMMEND ANY FURTHER DISASSEMBLY OF YOUR RIFLE.

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