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7-1. General

Figure 7-1 is a schematic illustration of one lane of the grenade launcher range. Any number of parallel lanes may be established depending on the terrain available for constructing this range. This range is to be used when firing the courses of fire outlined in chapter 8. Consult Army Regulation 885-68 and local range and safety regulations to determine safety requirements.

7-2. Description of Area a. The range consists of one or more lanee, with each lane complete within itself. Allow a minimum width of 80 meters and a depth of 500 meters for each lane. Targets within the lane are grouped and spaced so that the grenadier may fire at close range, midrange, and long range targets in that order.

b. Divide each lane into four stations:

(1) Station 1 consists of a prone firing position with a log or sandbag support and a zeroing target at 200 meters range. The target may be made of logs or other suitable material. It must have a surface at least 6 feet high and 6 feet wide. The zeroing target should be clearly marked by painting a large Z with color that will contrast with the surrounding background.

<2) Station 2 consists of an upright log or log wall firing point about 4 feet high and two point-type targets. The targets arte a simulated window or door of ยป.building and a simulated small bunker or covered firing position. The range to the two targets is shown in table 8-1. The targets may be constructed of logs, sandbags, or other suitable material.

(8) Station 3 consists of a foxhole firing point and two targets. The targets consist of a simulated two-man bunker and an uncovered weapon position. The ranges to the two targets are shown in table 8-1, chapter 8. The bunker represents a point target and the weapon position represents a target which can be engaged using area-type fire.

(4) Station 4 consists of a prone firing point with a log or sandbag support and two area targets. The log or sandbags on the firing point are used for aupport and cover. The area targets are to simulate troops in the open. The range to the two targets is shown in table 8-1.

c. The impact area must be kept free of vegetation other than short grass. This is to facilitate the location and destruction of duds. Ideally, the terrain should slope downward for the first 100 to 200 meters and then slope gently upward out to a range of about 500 meters.'

d, After considerable use, the impact area will probably have many duds in it. Therefore, targets should be constructed of a long-lasting, durable material that will withstand constant use and need little maintenance. Targets should be constructed of salvaged oil drums filled with sand or from other durable salvaged material.

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  • Leonardo
    What is mid rang position when firing the M203?
    9 years ago

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