Singlelead Rule For Moving Targets

A target moving directly toward the firer can be engaged the same way as a stationary target. However, to hit a target moving laterally, the firer places the trailing edge of the front sight post at target center. The sight-target relationship is shown in Figure 4-11. The single-lead rule automatically increases the lead as the range to the target increases.

Army Range Sight Target

Figure 4-12 shows how this works, with the front sight post covering about 1.6 inches at 15 meters and about 16 inches at 150 meters. Since the center of the front sight post is the actual aiming point, this technique of placing the trailing edge of the front sight post at target center provides for an.8-inch lead on a 15-meter target, and an 8-inch lead on a target at 150 meters.

Figure 4-12 shows how this works, with the front sight post covering about 1.6 inches at 15 meters and about 16 inches at 150 meters. Since the center of the front sight post is the actual aiming point, this technique of placing the trailing edge of the front sight post at target center provides for an.8-inch lead on a 15-meter target, and an 8-inch lead on a target at 150 meters.

Army M16 Targets

This rules provides for a dead-center hit on a 15-meter target that is moving at 7 mph at a 25-degree angle because the target moves .8 inch between the time the rifle is fired and the bullet arrives at the target. A 150-meter target moving at 7 mph at a 25-degree angle moves 8 inches between the time the weapon is fired and the bullet arrives. This rule provides for hits on the majority of high-priority combat targets.

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