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 target. However, when double targets are exposed, the soldier should fire two bullets. If the first target is missed, he may fire at that same target with the second bullet.

While it is doctrinally sound to first engage the target what poses the greatest threat (normally assumed to be the closer target), no scoring distinction is made between near targets and far targets or the sequence in which they are engaged. Also, credit is not given if unused ammunition from one 20-round table is added to the magazine provided for the next table.

Soldiers who fail to qualify on the first attempt should be given appropriate remedial training and allowed to refire within a few days. When a soldier refires the course, he will be unqualified if he hits 22 targets or less and will be rated as a marksman if he hits 23 to 40. When automated scoring procedures are available that allow the performance of the soldier to be stored and retrieved before the malfunction, his performance is added to the score of his first attempt after weapons repair and refire. If a soldier's weapon becomes inoperable but his performance before the malfunction precludes qualification, he is considered unqualified and must refire.

Alibi firing is reserved for those soldiers who have encountered a malfunctioning target, ammunition, or rifle. A soldier will not be issued more than 20 rounds of ammunition for each table. If he fires all 20 rounds despite a target malfunction, he will not be issued anymore alibi rounds. Also, there are no alibis for soldier-induced weapon malfunctions or for targets missed during application of immediate action. The following are the procedures that must be strictly adhered to when a malfunction occurs.

NOTE: The ammunition procedures/allocation and alibi procedures for practice record fire and record fire are conducted the same. The only exception is that for practice record Ore, coaching is authorized.

The NCOIC/scorer monitoring that lane must verify the target malfunction. The soldier continues to fire the exercise. On a computerized range, the tower operator confirms which target and how many malfunctions occurred.

The NCOIC verifies the malfunction. The soldier is permitted to fire at that target(s) with the exact number of rounds equal to the target malfunctions. For example, the soldier had two confirmed target malfunctions at 250 meters, although he may have had five rounds left from the overall exercise. The soldier would be given only two rounds to engage the two 250-meter target exposures, if repaired, or the next

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