Night Fire hours

TASK: Engage targets under artificial illumination.

CONDITIONS: Night, on a field-fire range, given an M16A1/A2 rifle with bipod, 20 rounds of 5.56-mm ball ammunition, 10 rounds of 5.56-mm tracer ammunition, and 2 magazines- of 15 rounds each; assuming a prone bipod supported position; using 75 and 175-meter E-type silhouettes; and given 90 seconds at each distance.

STANDARDS: Each soldier must obtain a total of 5 target hits out of 15 rounds at 75 meters and 3 target hits out of 15 rounds at 175 meters.

TASK: Engage targets using an AN/PVS-4 and M16A1/A2 rifle.

CONDITIONS: Night, on a field-fire range, given an M16A1/A2 rifle, 30 rounds of 5.56-mm ball ammunition, 3 magazines of 10 rounds each, and E-type silhouettes at 75, 175, and 300 meters.

STANDARDS: Each firer has 60 seconds at each distance. The standards for each distance are as follows:

TASK: Mount, dismount, and place into operation the AN/PVS-4.

CONDITIONS: During daylight or limited visibility, given an AN/PVS-4 with mounting knob assembly and M16A1/A2 rifle.

STANDARDS: Each firer performs the following to the standard:

a. Mount the AN/PVS-4 to an M16A1/A2 rifle in three minutes.

b. Dismount the AN/PVS-4 from an M16A1/A2 rifle in one minute.

c. Place the AN/PVS-4 into operation in five minutes.

TASK: Determine the effects of wind and gravity on sight adjustments for engagements out to 400 meters (500 meters, M16A2).

CONDITIONS: Given an M16A1/A2 rifle, scaled targets that represent various ranges, scaled sight training aid, information on wind, paper and pencil, and an explanation and practical application.

STANDARDS: Each soldier demonstrates the correct sight adjustment technique, considering the effects of wind and gravity on a bullet at long ranges, and how to apply hold-off on a silhouette target.

TASK: Zero the M16A1/A2 rifle at ranges of 300, 400, 500, and 600 yards.

CONDITIONS: Given an E-type silhouette and 36 rounds of 5.56-mm ammunition fired in four 3-round shot groups at each range from the prone supported position.

STANDARDS: Each soldier correctly demonstrates the techniques of sight adjustment to zero the M16A1/A2 rifle for each range, and obtains a zero within 12 rounds at 300, 400, and 500 yards.

TASK: Engage targets at distances of 300, 400, 500, and 600 yards with the M16A1/A2 rifle.

CONDITIONS: Given an M16A1/A2 rifle and 46 rounds of 5.56-mm ammunition on a KD range from the prone supported position, fire at E-type silhouette targets with 2 sighter rounds fired at each range, 10 rounds at 300, 15 at 400, and 15 at 500 fired in succession.

STANDARDS: Within the time specified, one minute at 300, two minutes at 400 and two minutes at 500, each soldier is required to meet the minimum gate at each range and an overall score of 30 hits out of 40 rounds on an E-type silhouette. Times specified are: 300 yards: 1 minute, 10 rounds achieve 8 hits minimum; 400 yards: 2 minutes, 15 rounds achieve 12 hits minimum; and 500 yards: 2 minutes, 15 rounds achieve 10 hits minimum.

TASK: Engage scaled silhouette targets using rapid semiautomatic fire.

CONDITIONS: During daylight hours on a 25-meter range; given an M16A1 rifle, one 20-round magazine of 5.56-mm ball ammunition, and a 25-meter scaled silhouette timed-fire target; using the prone supported firing position; fire 1 round at each of the 10 silhouettes on the timed-fire target using rapid semiautomatic fire.

NOTE: This exercise is fired twice: the first iteration is fired in a time limit of 40 seconds, and the second iteration is fired in a time limit of 30 seconds. Targets are inspected and posted after each iteration.

STANDARDS: Each soldier must obtain 14 silhouette target hits.

TASK: Engage a scaled landscape target using suppressive fire.

CONDITIONS: During daylight hours on a 25-meter range, given an M16A1/A2 rifle, 25-meter scaled landscape suppressive fire range, one 15-round magazine, one 10-round magazine, and three 5-round magazines of 5.56-mm ball ammunition; using the supported firing position. Using rapid semiautomatic fire, fire 9 rounds at the "open window" area of the target and 12 rounds at the "fence/hedgerow" area of the target. Using automatic fire, fire three 3-round bursts at the "tank turret" area of the target.

STANDARDS: Each soldier must obtain 10 hits inside the dotted lines surrounding the "fence/hedgerow" area within 24 seconds, 5 hits inside the "open window" area within 18 seconds, and 3 hits inside the "tank turret" area (no time limit).

TASK: Apply the integrated act of automatic rifle firing using the automatic firing position.

CONDITIONS: Given the M16A1/A2 rifle with bipod, 36 rounds of ammunition, and scaled silhouette targets at 25 meters; assume the M60 modified prone position or M60 modified supported position.

STANDARDS: Fire the weapon in rapid 3-round bursts and obtain 5 target hits while demonstrating control of the weapon in the automatic mode.

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