TASK: Confirm zero at 175 meters.
CONDITIONS: Day, from the supported position, on a modified field or known-distance (KD) firing range with an E-type silhouette feedback target at 175 meters and given an M16A1/A2 rifle and 6 rounds of 5.56-mm ammunition while wearing a helmet and LBE.
NOTES: 1. Soldiers are given preliminary instructions on the effects of wind and gravity, and proper hold off at range before conducting live fire. Soldiers go downrange and record target hits after each 3-round shot group.
2. Instructors/cadre critique the soldier's performance after each 3-round shot group and have the soldier make the necessary sight or aiming adjustments to bring the shot groups within the 11-inch circle. If a KD range is used, feedback is provided by spotters in the pits, and soldiers do not leave the firing line.
3. Soldiers not confirming zero at range receive remedial training by instructors/cadre personnel and refire with the last firing order.
TASK: Obtain downrange feedback at 75, 175, and 300 meters.
CONDITIONS: Day, given an M16A1/A2 rifle on a modified field or known-distance firing range with F&E feedback targets while wearing a helmet and LBE, engage the 75-meter target with 5 rounds from the prone unsupported position and with 5 rounds from the supported position, engage the 175-meter target from the supported position with 10 rounds and with 10 rounds from the prone unsupported position, and engage the 300-meter target with 5 rounds from the supported position and with 5 rounds from the prone unsupported position.
STANDARDS: Demonstrate consistent application of the four fundamentals in the integrated act of firing and obtain 8 hits out of 10 shots on the 75-meter target, 14 hits out of 20 shots on the 175-meter target, and 5 hits out of 10 shots on the 300-meter target.
NOTES: 1. If a KD or location-of-misses-and-hits (LOMAH) range is available, training should be conducted there. If not, use a modified field-fire range.
2. Soldiers go downrange and record target hits after each 5-round shot group. Instructors/cadre critique the soldier's performance after each 5-round exercise. Sights or aiming point is adjusted as necessary. Soldiers should do not adjust sights to zero for each range versus using the correct hold-off or adjusted aiming point for range.
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