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Putting out a dumb question, prepared to take the abuse. But I need the answer. I just bought my first mini 30. Is there a bolt catch release ? Like on an AR ? when the last round is fired and you insert another magazine is there a bolt catch release to put the next round in battery. I have not shot it yet, waiting on an optic.
 

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If you have inserted another loaded magazine just pull back on the bolt handle then release it. If you are not going to continue shooting follow these instructions.
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Ok I'll be the bad guy. At least look at the pictures in the owners manual. Or if you bought it second hand look on Ruger website and you can view or download or print it.
Like mentioned like the M1-A give the bolt handle a bump rearward.
 

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Ok I'll be the bad guy. At least look at the pictures in the owners manual. Or if you bought it second hand look on Ruger website and you can view or download or print it.
Like mentioned like the M1-A give the bolt handle a bump rearward.
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Mini 30's, (and Mini 14, m14, M1a, M1 carbine, M1 Garand) have no bolt release. You have to "slingshot" the bolt to chamber that first round. I usually use this method on AR'a to save wear on the bolt catch. You will find tugging the operating rod and letting it fly forward is a very satisfying feeling.
 

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Mini 30's, (and Mini 14, m14, M1a, M1 carbine, M1 Garand) have no bolt release. You have to "slingshot" the bolt to chamber that first round. I usually use this method on AR'a to save wear on the bolt catch. You will find tugging the operating rod and letting it fly forward is a very satisfying feeling.
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Welcome to the forum! I agree with others that this is, if not THE best gun forum, it is among the best. Good, actual gun slinger moderators with a passion and history in firearms, and for the most part, great members. I don't think your question was dumb at all. While I have never bought a used firearm, many used guns are sold without manuals. And sometimes the owners manual is not available on line. Sometimes it is. My inherited weapons, like my click clack savage, info is hard to find. A question asked in open forum can spark an idea or a clue for others experiencing similiar problems.
Again welcome!
 
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