That's how I've always unloaded bolt rifles, whether they had an opening "floorplate", or not. Even with controlled feed actions like the M98. All I do with any CF action, is close the bolt a tad to engage the extractor, open the bolt and let the rounds roll out into the palm of my other hand.As far as unloading, yes, you need to work the bolt, but not close and lock it. All you need to do is push the bolt forward about half way to feed a cartridge from the mag then dump it out, no need to lock the bolt to battery.
The only "gotcha" I can think of might be the extractor.coyote_tracker said:Thanks fellers. Any other advice on the 722 .300 Sav. I should know about?
coyote_tracker said:Thanks Bill. I think I will do the swap. The 788 is nice, I have shot a bunch of chucks with it but a good .30 caliber bolt rifle is lacking in the gun cabinet.