Check the Barrel for Obstructions
When any debris (such as dirt or snow for example) gets into a barrel of any firearm, it is a condition referred to as an obstruction. It blocks the path of the bullet and can cause injury to you or to your firearm if it is not properly removed. Every time you pick up your firearm and before loading it, open the action and check the barrel for obstructions. If you suspect that your barrel has an obstruction, stop your hunt until you are certain the obstruction is completely removed.