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e. Aiming Exercises. Various aiming exercises can be found in chapter 4.

11S. Positions

The firer should select the position that offers him stability, observation of the target, and concealment. The firer should be able to deliver ac* curate fire from any of the standard firing positions.

The firing positions will be improved when used with the loop sling. While the use of the sling is not necessarily advocated for use in combat, this should be left to the firer to decide depending on his situation. Its use should be stressed in advanced rifle markmanship instruction to the same degree as firing from the supported positions.

a* Sling Adjustment* To adjust the loop sling for a right-handed firer. place the butt of the rifle on ihe right hip and cradle the rifle in the crook of the right jirni. This leaves both hands free to adjust the sling. Unhook the sling from ihe lower sling swivel; then with the buckle down on the hook, feed the KlinĀ« through the top of the buckle forming a loop it\u 1371. <nvc the loop a half turn to the left and inxert the left arm through the loop positioning it well up on the arm above the bicep. Tighten the loup while positioning the buckle on the outside of the arm. As tension is applied to the sling, the loop will tighten. Tn adjust the sling tension loosen the keeper and pull the feed end down toward the loop until the proper tension is obtained. This adjustment varies with each individual and position. Move the keeper toward the left arm and tighten it. Place the left hand over the sling and under the rifle, move it forward to the upper sling swivel so that the rifle rests in the "V4' formed by the thumb and forefinger. After the proper sling tension has been determined for each position the firer should mark his sling for each adjustment.


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