Originally Posted by JLA
It does have to be cocked to be put in and out of the rifle. If its uncocked the cocking piece wont line up with the bolt raceway.
To cock it just mash the forward edge of the cocking piece against the edge of the table and pull down and rotate the bolt counter clockwise until the cocking piece sits in its cocked notch. youre compressing a 30+ pound spring so dont poop yourself.
Very true Josh, and my bad!
I assumed that if he took it out, it would have already have been cocked with the cycle.