When your new CVA Cascade arrives, you naturally want to get it unboxed and start using it, but you have to remember that we’re talking about a rifle. It’s classed as a deadly weapon – just like any pistol, AR-15 or shotgun – meaning that you need to adhere to best practices. This means following the safest steps as per the manufacturer’s manual.
In this article, we delve into that manual to lay out those steps in an easy-to-read fashion. So, let’s start at the beginning and see what it says on page one, paragraph one.
What To Do Before Firing a CVA Cascade
If you’re the sort of person who often says, “To heck with the instructions!” when putting together flat-pack furniture, this is not something that’s wise to do when you’re using a CVA Cascade for the first time. So, you should spend a little time reading the manual from cover to cover, which will cover the following steps.
Clean the Rifle Before Anything
When the rifle arrives from the manufacturer, it will come with a heavy-oil coating and with the bolt action detached from the weapon. Your first step (before installing the bolt) is the clean the bore interior, as well as the outside of the weapon, while also visually checking the inside to make sure that there’s no round sitting in the chamber or obstructing your bore.
Once you’ve done so, you should put the bolt into the action and ensure the trigger and safety switch works properly. Then try dry firing the weapon multiple times to check that the firing pin and safety are working as they should.
You don’t want to be firing the wrong rounds with your new Cascade, so definitely check that the rounds you’re about to use match the caliber inscription on the weapon. Once you’re happy that that is the case, you’re ready to start firing in a safe and controlled environment.
The Weapons Many Features
You also want to get the most from your investment, which is why it pays to take a good look at all of the weapon’s many features. They include a:
- Crushzone Recoil Pad for reducing felt impact in the should
- Sling & Bipod mounting studs
- Bolt Stop (On the Opposite Side)
- Muzzle & thread cup
- Removable stock spacer
- Cocking indicator
We can’t stress enough that you should always exercise caution when using firearms. It’s been said before, and we’ll say it again, they’re not toys, and those who practice good gun safety are invariably among those who don’t get hurt.
We Hope You Enjoy Owning Your CVA Cascade
If you’re an experienced shooter, the last thing we want to do is teach you something you already know, but if you’re new to gun ownership, you may not fully grasp the need to follow safety precautions. It takes just one negligent discharge to end someone’s life (or your own), so always read every bit of literature you have about your new gun before putting it to use.
We’d also recommend getting out there and practicing with it when you get the chance, as you absolutely 100% do not want the first time you use it to be when your life is in danger.