Re: 10/22 Carbine
Many gun manuals will tell you not to do things that can be done, just to deflect possible lawsuits. If you follow every rule in some firearms manuals, you would never be allowed to load them.
Not that I'm saying you should discard the manual or anything in it...
Just use common sense and feel free to ask questions here. Lots of knowledgeable people.
Knowing is half the battle...
Of course, the other half is violence.