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. Improper shot groups on the edge of the target (M16A1).
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