The design of our Model 700, Model Seven, Model 7400, and Model 7600 will not be damaged by dry firing.
We do not recommend dry firing any of our rimfire models.
Our tempering process used to manufacture the springs inside the trigger and bolt assemblies will not be harmed if stored under tension.
If you do dry fire your rifle make certain that the firearm is unloaded. Visually inspect the chamber and be certain that there is not a round in the chamber. As always, treat every gun as if it were loaded and keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Do not point the muzzle at any object you would not want to shoot.
Other Useful Links:
* Owner's Manual
* Centerfire Rifles