These USBA National Guard Safety Videos were produced before the IBU enacted their current safety rules. It should be noted that US Biathlon supports and adheres to the IBU Safety rules and that it is therefore not required to remove an empty magazine between shooting bouts as stated in the these safety videos. The following IBU safety rules must be followed in addition to the US Biathlon open bolt policy:

"Rifles must be unloaded after each shooting bout - that is, no round may be left in the chamber or in the inserted magazine." "At the end of training, athletes must perform a safety check before leaving the shooting range by opening the bolt and removing the inserted magazine. Athletes must also remove all ammunition from both the stock and all the magazines before leaving the shooting range."