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    Hey guys, this may sound like a real newbie question, but can I safely un-break a break barrel rifle? Sometimes, once I have loaded my rifle, the target will move away and I cannot shoot it. Up till now, I have simply shot the pellet into the ground. So, can this be done, and how?
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    Depends which rifle it is?
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    Its my Gamo Shadow 1000.
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    If it’s a break barrel you can break the barrel, hold it fast, pull the trigger and slowly bring the barrel up again. Don’t know if it will work on all rifles.
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    Okay thanks Cor. i will try that next time im out.
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    Just remember there will still be a pellet up the spout !!!
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    Most new springers can not be de-cocked , sadly .
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    You are doing the safe thing by firing into the ground ....assuming you have established that the area behind is also safe and observing all the other safety issues.
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    Think most of the Gamos have that anti bear trap mech. Removed mine for that reason of once being loaded it can't be de-cocked.

    Simple to remove but I'm not saying you SHOULD do it, just an option.
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    Yeah i tried it last night in hte backyard, and had to fire of a shot cause i couldnt unload it. My dad got a bit annoyed cuase the neighbours tend to be rather finniky. Anyway, i will try remove the anti-bear trap thingy majig. Thanks guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickr View Post
    Yeah i tried it last night in hte backyard, and had to fire of a shot cause i couldnt unload it. My dad got a bit annoyed cuase the neighbours tend to be rather finniky. Anyway, i will try remove the anti-bear trap thingy majig. Thanks guys
    Remove it at your own perril.Dont then ask next week where you can get a new stock and barrel .Its there for good reason.
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    It's allways safe practice to hold the broken barrel or under lever when loading, you'll see a lot of the old hands do it as a matter of habit. Especially with the light triggers on some rifles.
    Those guillotine type loading ports on the under levers send shivers down my spine, even though they are most likely not to fail.
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