STANDARDS: Each student must adjust the sights so that 5 out of 6 rounds in two consecutive shot groups strike within the 4-cm circle on the 25-meter zero target.
NOTE; Bullets that break the line of the 4-cm circle should be used in evaluating the soldier's overall performance of the standard. Soldiers not achieving an acceptable zero in 18 rounds will be diagnosed on the Weaponeer and given appropriate remedial training. Once the soldier's problem has been corrected, he returns to the firing line and is given up to 18 additional rounds for zeroing. A careful serviceability check of the weapon is made for all soldiers failing to zero on the second attempt.
Downrange Feedback Firing: (75,175,300 meters).
TASK: Confirm zero at 175 meters.
CONDITIONS: Day, from the supported position, on a modified field or known-distance (KD) firing range with an E-type silhouette feedback target at 175 meters and given an M16A1/A2 rifle and 6 rounds of 5.56-mm ammunition while wearing a helmet and LBE.
STANDARDS: Demonstrate consistent application of the integrated act of firing and obtain 4 out of 6 hits within the 11-inch circle on the 175-meter downrange feedback target.
NOTES:!. Soldiers are given preliminary instructions on the effects of wind and gravity, and proper hold-off at range before conducting live fire. Soldiers go downrange and record target hits after each 3-round shot group.
2. Instructors/cadre critique the soldier's performance after each 3-round shot group and have the soldier make the necessary sight or aiming adjustments to bring the shot groups within the 11-inch circle. Jf a KD range is used, feedback is provided by spotters in the pits, and soldiers do not leave the firing line.
3. Soldiers not confirming zero at range receivc remedial training by instructors/cadrc personnel and refire with the last firing order.
TASK: Obtain downrange feedback at 75,175, and 300 meters.
CONDITIONS: Day, given an M16A1/A2 rifle on a modified field or known-distance firing range with F&E feedback targets while wearing a helmet and LBE, engage the 75-meter target with 5 rounds from the prone unsupported position and with 5 rounds from the supported position, engage the 175-meter target from the supported position with 10 rounds and with 10 rounds from the prone unsupported position, and engage the 300-meter target with 5 rounds from the supported position and with 5 rounds from the prone unsupported position.
STANDARDS: Demonstrate consistent application of the four fundamentals in the integrated act of firing and obtain 8 hits out of 10 shots on the 75-meter target, 14 hits
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