Conduct Of Training

The record fire course provides 40 bullets for the engagement of two 20-round exercises. Twenty single or multiple targets are engaged from the supported fighting position. Twenty targets are engaged from the prone unsupported position. Once firing begins, no cross-loading is allowed. Credit for target hits should not be given when bullets are saved from difficult targets to be used on easier targets for example, not firing a 300-meter target so an additional bullet can be fired at a 150-meter...

Unit Livefire Exercises

Unit live-fire exercises are planned, prepared, and performed as outlined in the mission training plan for the infantry platoon and squad, it is within the framework of these exercises that the soldier performs marksmanship tasks under realistic combat conditions. During training, the fundamentals must apply to combat as well as to the range. Too often soldiers disregard the fundamentals while under the pressure of combat. Therefore, it is imperative the soldier receives feedback regarding his...

Scaled Silhouette Targets

Scaled silhouette targets were developed in conjunction with the zero target to expand the use of widely available 25-meter ranges beyond that of just zeroing weapons. They are designed to provide an alternative to fill a significant training void. In the past, soldiers went directly from the zero range to the field fire environment. They fired at pop-up targets located at ranges of 75 to 300 meters and received only hit or miss feedback as to performance. The pop-up silhouette target...

Qualification Standards

The chief range officer briefs all soldiers on the proper scoring procedures. The firing line safety crew Inform the chief range officer of cross-fires. Inform the chief range officer of allowable alibis. Accurately count hits and misses. A hit is any bullet hole that is either completely within or touches some part of the scaled silhouette. If a bullet hole does not touch some part of the scaled silhouette, it is counted as a miss. Richochets are counted as hits or misses. Count only two hits...

Conduct Of Practice Record Fire Range

The unit receives an orientation on the conduct of practice record fire and exercise scenarios to include a review of the fundamentals, lanes and target detection, immediate-action drills, and practice record fire performance standards. After the orientation, soldiers are divided into firing orders the first order is the firer, the second order is coaches scorers, and the third order is in the ready area. As each order is completed, duties are rotated. The standard practice record fire range is...

Modifications For Automatic Fire Positions

Trainers must consider the impact of the greatly increased rate of fire on the soldier's ability to properly apply the fundamentals of marksmanship and other combat firing skills. These fundamentals skills include Immediate Action. To maintain automatic fire, immediate action must be applied quickly. The firer must identify the problem and correct it immediately. Repeated dry-fire practice, using blanks or dummy rounds, followed by live-fire training and evaluation ensures that soldiers can...

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Has aligned the target and sight properly. Many sightings are conducted, and the trainer may include variations to ensure the soldier understands the process. This device is provided with a small metal clip that slips over the front sight assembly. It allows a smoother surface for attachment of the magnet however, the device can be used without the metal clip. M16 Sighting Device. The M16 sighting device (Figure C-3) is made of metal with a tinted square of glass placed at an angle. When the...

Gas Port

As the bolt carrier moves to the rear, the bolt cam pin follows the path of the cam track (located in the bolt carrier). This action causes the cam pin and bolt assembly to rotate at the same time until the locking lugs of the bolt are no longer in line behind the locking lugs of the barrel extension. STEP 6 Extracting (Figure 2-9). The bolt carrier group continues to move to the rear. The extractor (which is attached to the bolt) grips the rim of the cartridge...

Conduct Of Dryfire Training

A skilled instructor trainer should supervise soldiers on dry-fire training. Once an explanation and demonstration are provided, soldiers should be allowed to work at their own pace, receiving assistance as needed. The peer coach-and-pupil technique can be effectively used during dry-fire training urith the coach observing performance and offering suggestions. Several training aids are available to correctly conduct initial dry-fire training of the four fundamentals ( Appendix C). A supported...

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M16A2, M855 Complet e round 190 grains Projectile .62 grains M16A2, M855 Complet e round 190 grains Projectile .62 grains dummy, and plastic Recommended basic 210 rounds load(30-round magazine) OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS Barrel rifling Right hand one twist in 12 inches inches 3,250 fps (approximately) Cyclic rate of fire 700 to 800 rounds per minute (approximately) MAXIMUM EFFECTIVE RATE OF FIRE man-sized meters stationary combat target Daytime against man-sized moving combat target Maximum...

Principles Of Night Vision

For a soldier to effectively engage targets at night, he must apply the three principles of night vision Dark Adaptation. Moving from lighted to darkened areas (as in leaving a tent) can be temporarily blinding. After several minutes have passed, the soldier can slowly see his surroundings. If he remains in this completely darkened environment, he adapts to the dark in about 30 minutes. This does not mean he can see in the dark at the end of this time. After about 30 minutes, his visibility...

Single Target Held Firing Scorecard

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Effects Of Aiming Modifications

The normal amount of cant needed by most firers to properly see through the sights has a limited influence on rounds fired at ranges of 75 meters or less. At longer ranges, however, the change in bullet strike becomes more pronounced. Rifle ballistics (Appendix F) causes the strike of the bullet to impact low in the direction of the cant (when a cant is used) at longer ranges. Due to this shift in bullet strike and the many individual differences in sight alignment when wearing a protective...

Conduct Of Zeroing On A Meter Range

When the soldier can consistently place two consecutive three-round shots within the same general area at 25 meters, he is ready to zero his rifle. The soldier fires a three-round shot group at the 25-meter zero target. The firing line is cleared, and he moves downrange to examine the shot group. The soldier connects the bullet holes with a pencil line and marks the holes with the number 1. With the instructor trainer, the soldier examines the shot group for size placement and Figure G-17....

Normal Primer Indent

If the malfunction continues, the firing pin, bolt, carrier, and locking lug recesses of the barrel extension should be inspected, and any accumulation of excessive carbon or fouling should be removed. The firing pin should also be inspected for damage. Cartridges that show a normal indentation on the primer but failed to fire could indicate a bad ammunition lot. Those that show a complete penetration of the primer by the firing pin could also indicate a bad ammunition lot or...

Effectiveness Of Automatic Fire

Automatic fire is inherently less accurate than semiautomatic fire. The first automatic shot fired may be on target, but recoil and high-cyclic rate of fire often combine to place subsequent rounds far from the desired point of impact. Even controlled (three-round burst) automatic fire may place only one round on the target. Because of these inaccuracies, it is difficult to evaluate the effectiveness of automatic fire, and even more difficult to establish absolute guidelines for its use....

Assessment Of Basjc Proficiency Readiness

Training continues in units on the basic skills taught in IET. Additional skills such as area fire are trained and then integrated into collective training exercises, which include platoon and squad live-fire STXs. (A year-round unit marksmanship training program is explained in Appendix A.) The strategy for sustaining the basic marksmanship skills taught in IET is periodic preliminary rifle instruction, followed by instructional and qualification range firing. However, a unit must set up a...

Rate Of Fire

During most phases of live fire (grouping, zeroing, qualifying), shots are delivered using the slow semiautomatic rate of fire (one round every 3 to 10 seconds). During training, this allows for a slow and precise application of the fundamentals. Successful suppressive fire requires that a faster but sustained rate of fire be used. Sometimes firing full automatic bursts (13 rounds per second) for a few seconds may be necessary to gain initial fire superiority. Rapid semiautomatic fire (one...

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CONDITIONS Grven an M16A1 A2 rifle, scaled targets that represent various ranges, scaled signi 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 bmiet 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...

Terminal Ballistics Factors

Bullet penetration depends on the range, velocity, bullet characteristics, and target material. Greater penetration does not always occur at close range with certain materials since the high velocity of the 5.56-mm bullet causes it to disintegrate soon after impact (see Table F-4). Table F-4. Example penetration comparisons.

Conduct Of Record Fire Range

Since all soldiers must fire the record fire course at least once each year for qualification, the record fire course can provide excellent firing performance evaluations. It also provides excellent diagnostic information for instructors trainers who are concerned with scheduling training to overcome the most serious firing weaknesses. The standard qualification course should be used for all soldiers. However, there are times when a qualification exercise must be conducted on an alternate...

Kneeling Targets Inches High

Point of ai mat each target, at all ranges, is center of mass or in the center of the chest. Point of impact is also center of mass. Note that fire on targetat 300meters is also effective on 400meter target. At SOOmeters, fire does not exceed the height of a man at any point along its trajectory. the correct information so they can improve their firing performance by adjusting their aiming point to allow for the effects of gravity. The use of an adjusted aiming point could be more important for...

6920-00-172-3572

Landscape Target 6920-00-713-8253 Spindle, Target Spotter Wood 6920-00-713-8257 Spotters, 1 1 2 inches in diameter 6920-00-789-0864 Spotters, 3 inches in diameter 6920-00-713-8255 LOCATION OF MISS AND HIT (LOMAH) SYSTEM LOMAH is a range aid used during downrange feedback exercises. The device uses acoustical triangulation to compute the exact location of a supersonic bullet as it passes through a target. The bullet impact is displayed instantly on a video monitor at the firi ng line. Of more...

Conduct Of Downrange Feedback

During IET basic rifle marksmanship, downrange feedback is conducted with paper targets at 75 meters, 175 meters, and 300 meters. Shot groups are fired progressively at the 75-meter target, then the 175-meter and 300-meter range targets. Half of the bullets are fired from the supported fighting position and the other half from the prone unsupported position. After each group is fired, soldiers move downrange to mark their targets. Based on this feedback, soldiers receive a critique from their...

Ma Standard Sights And Zeroing

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Limited visiability and moving target ape limited visiability and moving target ape The larger aperture, marked 0-2, is used for moving target engagement and during limited visibility. The unmarked aperture is used for normal firing situations, zeroing, and with the elevation knob for target distances up to 800 meters. The unmarked aperture is used to establish the battlesight zero. After the elevation knob is set, adjustments for elevation are made by moving the front sight post up or down to...

M16a1 Aiming Card

Aiming card, C-2 (illus) ammunition, 2-16 bolt, M2, C-14 care and handling, 2-17 short-range training, C-14 types and characteristics, 2-16 (illus) automatic fire effectiveness, 4-8 modifications, 4-9 training, 4-20 ball-and-dummy exercise, C-7 ballistics bullet dispersion, F-17 external, F-16 internal, F-14 terminal, F-17 blank firing attachment, C-4, C-5 (illus) caliber .22 rimfire adapter, M261, C-12 characteristics, 2-2 clearing, 2-1 (illus) M16A1 and M16A2,2-2 (table) coach checklist, 3-20...

Failure to Feed Chamber or Lock

A malfunction can occur when loading the rifle or during the cycle of operation. Once the magazine has been loaded into the rifle, the forward movement of the bolt carrier group could lack enough force (generated by the expansion of the action spring) to feed, chamber, and lock the first round. While firing, the cycle of function is interrupted by a failure to strip a round from the magazine, to chamber the round, and to lock it (Figure 2-14). Probable causes. The cause could be...

Section I Suppressive Fire

In many tactical situations, combat rifle fire will be directed to suppress enemy personnel or weapons positions. Rifle fire, which is precisely aimed at a definite point or area target, is suppressive fire. Some situations may require a soldier to place suppressive fire into a wide area such as a wood line, hedgerow, or small building. While at other times, the target may be a bunker or window. Suppressive fire is used to control the enemy and the area he occupies. Suppressive fire is employed...

Bullet Dispersion At Range

The effects of bullet dispersion and accuracy at various ranges are discussed in this paragraph. Instructors trainer must have a working knowledge of normal shot dispersion. Minute of Angle. Minute of angle is a term used to discuss shot dispersion. It is the standard unit of measurement used in adjusting rifle sights and other ballistic-related measurements. It is also used to indicate the accuracy of a rifle. A circle is divided into 360 degrees. Each degree is further divided into 60...

Mopp Fire Exercises

The many difficulties the soldier encounters while firing with MOPP gear must be experienced and overcome during training. Dry-Fire MOPP Exercises. Repeated dry-fire exercises covering all aspects of MOPP firing are the most effective means available to ensure all soldiers can function during a live-fire MOPP situation. Multiple dry-fire exercises must be conducted before the first live round is fired. Otherwise, valuable ammunition and training time are wasted in trying to teach soldiers the...

Range Operations Checklist

This checklist consists of nine sections, each covering a different topic relating to range operations. The checklist should be modified to include local policy changes to the regulations or SOPs. The person responsible for the training must answer the questions in each section. Ask yourself each question in order. Record each Yes11 answer by placing a check in the GO column. Record a No or Don't know by checking the NO-GO column. Refer to the checklist to find the GO and NO-GO columns. When...

External Ballistics Factors

When the bullet is launched into the earth's atmosphere at some 2,200 mph, its path is influenced by various forces and elements. As the temperature rises, the bullet hits higher on the target. As the atmospheric pressure rises, the bullet hits lower the higher the humidity, the lower the bullet strikes. A strong wind from the rear causes the bullet to hit high while a strong head wind causes the bullet to hit low. Firing uphill or downhill normally causes the bullet to hit high. Changing light...

M16a2 Rifle Parts

M16a1 Naming The Parts

The M16A2 rifle features several product improvements illustrated in this chapter and the operator's manual. The rifle Figure 2-3 is a 5.56-mm, magazine-fed, gas-operated, shoulder-fired weapon. It is designed to fire either semiautomatic or a three-round burst through the use of a selector lever SAFE, SEMI, and BURST . NOTE The procedures for disassembly, inspection, and maintenance of the M16A1 and M16A2 rifles are contained in the appropriate operator's technical manual. cartridge magazine...

Rapidfire Training

Soldiers should be well trained in all aspects of slow semiautomatic firing before attempting any rapid-fire training. Those who display a lack of knowledge of the fundamental skills should not advance to rapid semiautomatic training until these skills are learned. Initial training should focus on the modifications to the fundamentals and other basic combat skills necessary during rapid semiautomatic firing. Dry-Fire Exercises. Repeated dry-fire exercises are the most efficient means available...

Marksmanship Fundamentals

The soldier must understand the four key fundamentals before he approaches the firing line. He must be able to establish a steady position that allows observation of the target. He must aim the rifle at the target by aligning the sight system, and he must fire the rifle without disturbing this alignment by improper breathing or during trigger squeeze. The skills needed to accomplish these are known as rifle marksmanship fundamentals. These simple procedures aid the firer in achieving target...

Moving Target Techniques

There are two primary techniques of engaging moving targets. Tracking. Tracking is a more accurate technique of engaging targets by experienced firers. It involves the establishment and maintaining of the aiming point in relationship to the target and maintaining that sight picture moving with the target while squeezing the trigger. As the target moves, this technique puts the firer in position for a second shot if the first one misses. Trapping. Trapping is the setting up of an aiming point...

Target Engagement Techniques

Night fire usually occurs under three general conditions. Unassisted Firing Exercise.The firer must detect and engage targets without artificial illumination or night vision devices. Potential target areas are scanned. When a target is detected, the firer should engage it using a modified quick-fire position. His head is positioned high so that he is aligning the weapon on the target and looking just over the iron sights. His cheek should remain in contact with the stock. The firer should take...

Failure To Feed First Round Bolt Carrier Not Fully Closed A Double Feed Of Two Live Rounds

Other causes could be damaged or broken action spring, exterior accumulation of dirt in the lower receiver extension, or fouled gas tube resulting in short recoil. Corrective action. Applying immediate action usually corrects the malfunction. However, to avoid the risk of further jamming, the firer should watch for ejection of a cartridge and ensure that the upper receiver is free of any loose rounds. If immediate action fails to clear the malfunction, remedial action must be...

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Rifle Zeroing Targets

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When the selector lever is set on the BURST position Figure 2-13 , the rifle fires a three-round burst if the trigger is held to the rear during the complete cycle. The weapon continues to fire three-round bursts with each separate trigger pull as long as ammunition is in the magazine. Releasing the trigger or exhausting ammunition at any point in the three-round cycle interrupts fire, producing one or two shots. Reapplying the trigger only completes the interrupted cycle it does not begin a...

Downrange Feedback Targets

The M16A1 M16A2 75-meter feedback target is the size of an actual F-type silhouette target with 6 inches cut from the bottom to allow for the target-holding mechanism and skip plate. When viewed from a distance of 75 meters, the target looks similar to a standard F-type silhouette on the field-fire range. However, there are important differences. The target and surrounding space are large enough to capture all bullets fired. The firer moves to the target and actually locates each bullet hole....

Training Devices And Exercises

Several marksmanship training devices are available to aid in sustainment training when used with the appropriate training strategies. They are beneficial when ammunition is limited for training or practice exercises. Some training devices are complex, costly, and in limited supply, while others are relatively simple, cheap, and in large supply. Devices and aids can be used alone or in combinations. Individuals or squads can sustain practice basic marksmanship skills and fundamentals with...

M16a1 Rear Sight

Front And Rear Sight Post M16a2

M16A1 250-meter trajectory. Figure 3-22. M16A1 250-meter trajectory. O 25M 50M 75M 100M 125M 150M 175M 200M 225M 1 275M Most combat targets are expected to be engaged in the ranges from 0 to 300 meters therefore, the 250-meter battlesight zero is the setting that remains on the rifle. At 25 meters, the bullet is about 1 inch below line of sight, crossing line of sight at 42 meters. It reaches its highest point above the line of sight about 5 inches at a range of about 175 meters,...

Gta For M16a2 Rifle

Rifle Rest for target-box exercise DVC-T-07-26 GTA 09-06-43 TAD-0034 locally TAD-12 locally TAD-12 locally TAD-26 locally TAD-0026A Rotating Panel Chalkboard Holder for GTA Charts TAD-4 locally Graphic Training Aids GTAs Rifle, 5.56-mm, M16A1 Mechanical Training 1973 GTA 7-1-26 Rifle, M16 Disassembly M16A1 M16A1 Rifle Malfunction M16A1 Rifle Maintenance Card Rifle, M16A1 Part I, Care, Cleaning, Lubrication Rifle, M16A1 Part II, Field Expedients

Record Fire Da 5790 For M16a2

Example of completed DA Form 5790-R Record Firing Scorecard Scaled Target Alternate Course back 25 or 15 meters continued . This corecwd wtti be used to cor Alternate Course record fire qualification when the 25M NSN 692001-167-1398 or 15M NSN 6920-01-167-1396 scaled silhouette target is used. The Alternate Course will be used only when standard reoord lire and Vnown Distance ranges are unavailable. NOTE M zeroing grouping exercises are not performed on the day of record fire. 6...

Mechanical Zero

To mechanically zero the weapon, the firer adjusts the front sight post up or down until the base of the front sight post is flush with the well. Then he adjusts the front sight post 11 clicks in the direction of UP. This moves the post down into the well 11 clicks. The soldier turns the rear sight windage drum until it moves all the way to the left side and locks. Then, he turns the windage drum back right 17 clicks so the rear sight is approximately centered see Figure G-23 . Figure G-23....

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Once the supported fighting position has been mastered, the firer should practice various unsupported positions to obtain the smallest possible wobble area during final aiming and hammer fall. The coach trainer can check the steadiness of the position by observing movement at the forward part of the rifle, by looking through the M16 sighting device, or by checking to see that support is being used. NOTE The objective is to establish a steady position under various conditions. The ultimate...

Record Fire Scorecard

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Multipurpose Arcade Combat Simulator

MACS has been developed by the US Army as an inexpensive part-task marksmanship trainer Figure C-10 . The system consists of a Commodore 64 microcomputer, 13-inch color monitor, specially designed long-distance light pen, and mount, which attaches to the M16 rifle. Some versions use a permanent mount on a demilitarized rifle. The system is activated by a program cartridge, which contains several training exercises. Figure C-10. Multipurpose arcade combat simulator.

Shoot

A novice firer can learn to place the rifle in a steady position and to correctly aim at the target if he follows basic principles. If the trigger is not properly squeezed, the rifle is misaligned with the target at the moment of firing. Rifle movement. Trigger squeeze is important for two reasons First, any sudden movement of the finger on the trigger can disturb the lay of the rifle and cause the shot to miss the target. Second, the precise instant of firing should be a...

Srta And M Bolt Use In Training

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The US Army is constantly faced with training constraints such as lack of suitable real estate, safety restrictions, and cost of transporting troops to live-fire ranges. Short-range training ammunition allows training in small local training areas without fixed training facilities, in MOUT facilities, and in combat training theaters. With its 25-meter usable range, the SRTA can train on grouping, zeroing, 25-meter scaled silhouette firing, Figure C-11. M2 bolt NSN 1005-01-184-4041 . The...

Disconnector

SEMIAUTOMATIC MODE M16A1 AND M16A2 The disconnector is mechanism installed so that the firer can fire single rounds in the M16A1 and M16A2 rifles. It is attached to the trigger and is rotated forward by action of the disconnector spring. When the hammer is cocked by the recoil of the bolt carrier, the disconnector engages the lower hook of the hammer and holds it until the trigger is released. Then the disconnector rotates to the rear and down, disengaging the hammer and allowing it to rotate...

Equipment

E-type silhouette NSN 6920-00-071-4780 Target, zeroing, 25- 15-meter, 25-meter NSN 6920-01-167-1392 M16A1 A2 15-meter NSN 6920-01-167-1394 M16A2 15-meter NSN 6920-01-253-4005 M16A1 Target, scaled, silhouette 25-meter NSN 6920-01-167-1398 15-meter NSN 6920-01-167-1396 Pasters, black, NSN 6920-00-165-6354 Pasters, buff, NSN 6920-00-172-3572 Also used if sighter rounds are fired. Six if sighter rounds are fired.

Single And Multiple Targets Field Firing Scorecard

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Initial Sight Setting For Field Fire Ma

When zeroing on either a modified field fire range or a KD range using the M16A2 300-meter feedback targets, the initial sight setting field fire must be placed on the weapon. To do this, the soldier flushes the front sight post, centers the 0-2 aperture on the rear sight, and sets the elevation knob to the 8 3 mark. Point of aim should be on the 300-meter feedback target center of mass. During zeroing, the soldier makes all adjustments for elevation with the front sight post. If the rifle has...

Firing Elbow

Meter Zero Target Silhouette

Firing elbow placement The location of the firing elbow is important in providing balance. The exact location, however, depends on the firing fighting position used for example, kneeling, prone, or standing. Placement should allow shoulders to remain level. Nonfiling elbow. The nonfiring elbow is positioned firmly under the rifle to allow for a comfortable and stable position. When the soldier engages a wide sector of fire, moving targets, and targets at various elevations, his nonfiring elbow...

Stoppage

A stoppage is a failure of an automatic or semiautomatic firearm to complete the cycle of operation. The firer can apply immediate or remedial action to clear the stoppage. Some stoppages that cannot be cleared by immediate or remedial action could require weapon repair to correct the problem. A complete understanding of how the weapon functions is an integral part of applying immediate-action procedures. Immediate Action. This involves quickly applying a possible correction to reduce a...

M16a1 Sniper Rifle

Illustrates that the bore line and line of sight are parallel, gravity causes the bullet to drop. B. Illustrates that by raising the bore line above the line of sight, the effects of gravity are compensated for and the bullet hits all targets near center mass. Notice how the line of sight, bore line, and trajectory coinside at 42 meters, and how the line of sight and trajectory again coincide at 250 meters but the bore line is 16 inches above the target. While the trajectory shown in Figure...

M16a1 Trajectory

M16A1 short- and lorig-range trajectories. Trajectory short-range sight - passes through mass of all targets out to 300 meters. Trajectory long-range sight passes through mass of all targets from 325 meters to maximum effective range. It should be noted that the same scale was used in Figures F-2, F-3, and F-4. Therefore, the relationship between the bore line and trajectory is similar in all figures. The bullet drops from the bore line the same way regardless of the zero range....

Wind Measurement

M16a2 M16a1 Rear Sight

A wind gage can be used for precise measurement of wind velocity. When a gage is not available, velocity is estimated by one of the following methods Flag method. If the firer can observe a flag or any clothlike material hanging from a pole, he should be able to estimate the angle formed at the juncture of the flag and pole. As shown in Figure F-10, dividing this angle by the constant number 4 equals the wind velocity in mph. Pointing method. If a flag is not visible, a piece of paper or other...

Steps Of Functioning

The eight steps of functioning feeding, chambering, locking, firing, unlocking, extracting, ejecting, and cocking begin after the loaded magazine has been inserted into the weapon. STEP 1 Feeding Figure 2-4 . As the bolt carrier group moves rearward, it engages the buffer assembly and compresses the action spring into the lower receiver extension. When the bolt carrier group clears the top of the magazine, the expansion of the magazine spring forces the follower and a new round up into the path...

Target Detection and Exercises

The material contained in this appendix provides the detailed information on the skills required for proper target detection and identification. The exercises contained herein will train and sustain those skills. Section I. TARGET DETECTION AND ENGAGEMENT Target detection is the process of locating, marking, and determining the range to combat targets. For most soldiers, finding the target can be a greater problem than hitting it. Target detection must be conducted as part of individual...