Figure G Reticle aiming point target aiming point and shot group

e. 25-Meter Zeroing. After a boresight has been established, the gunner moves back to a 25-meter firing position. He affixes another 25-meter zero target to the back of a 10-meter machine gun target and fires three rounds.

(1) Locate and triangulate the center of the shot group. From the center of the shot group, adjust the reticle to move the center of the shot group to a point 8 cm below and 2 cm right of the target aiming point (Figure G-57). This location on the 25-meter zero target is 9 squares below (8 cm divided by .9) and 2 squares right (2 cm divided by .9) of the target aiming point. Make the adjustment using the AN/PVS-4 azimuth and elevation adjustment actuators. Each square on the 25-meter zero target is .9 cm. Each click of the actuators moves the strike of the round .25 cm (or .1 inch) at 10-meters. Therefore, 4 clicks on either the elevation or azimuth actuator moves the strike of the round one square.

(2) After making the adjustments, assume a stable position, place the reticle aiming point on the target aiming point, and fire three more single rounds. Repeat the process until the rounds impact within the desired location (9 squares below and 2 squares right).

(3) If you miss the 25-meter zero target with the first round but strike the 10-meter machine gun paster target, make a large adjustment with the elevation and azimuth actuators. Continue this process with three-round groups and adjustments until the rounds strike the desired location.

(4) Do not record the zero because when the AN/PVS-4 is dismounted and remounted on the same M249, some changes may occur. It is best to zero each time.

(5) Once the AN/PVS-4 is mounted and boresighted, fire a 3-round burst at the center base of the target and note the strike of the rounds. While maintaining the reticle aiming point on the target, move the reticle aiming point to the strike of the rounds by manipulating the elevation and azimuth actuators.

(6) Acquire a good sight picture on the target with the reticle aiming point once again and fire another 3-round burst. Note the strike of the rounds and repeat the process until the rounds impact on target.

f. Mounting the AN/PVS-4 on the M60. Before zeroing and qualifying with the AN/PVS-4, the gunner must mount the bracket and sight onto his weapon. The M60 machine gun requires a mounting bracket.

When mounting an AN/PVS-4 to the mounting bracket, make sure that the hole for the screw in the AN/PVS-4 is aligned and flush against the bracket screw. If not, the screw strips the threads in the screw hole of the AN/PVS-4 and prevents its use with the machine gun.

(1) The gunner removes the M60 hinge pin latch and hinge pin from the over assembly by pressing on the latch (open end of pin) with an empty cartridge case, and separates the latch and pin. He places the pin and latch in the aiming guides on the left side of the mounting bracket and presses together.

(2) The gunner positions the mounting bracket assembly on top of the machine gun cover so that the holes in the front of the bracket align with the cover assembly pin holes.

(3) The gunner inserts the longer hinge pin supplied with the bracket through the bracket-and-cover assembly, and secures by inserting the hinge pin latch.

(4) The gunner loosens the wing nuts on both leg clamps and positions the clamps under the cover assembly. He secures the mounting bracket by tightening the wing nuts firmly (Figure G-57).

(5) The split washer is placed next to the wing nut and the flat washer is placed next to the bracket.

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Figure G-57. Installation of mounting bracket

(5) The gunner installs the sight on the M60 mounting bracket assembly by positioning it in the groove on top of the bracket so that the scribe line on the bracket is aligned with the scribe line on the sight mounting adapter. He tightens the lever screw assembly to secure the sight to the bracket. He uses an empty cartridge case placed over the lever arm to increase leverage as the screw is tightened. (See Figure G-58.)

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