Engaging Targets at Unknown Distances

a. Hasty Sight Setting. While a BZO is considered true for 300 yards/meters, a Marine must be capable of engaging targets beyond this distance or to compensate for wind. The rifle's sighting system allows sight settings for distances out to 800 yards/meters in 100-yard/meter increments. If a Marine must establish a BZO for extended ranges, it is referred to a hasty sight setting. To achieve a hasty sight setting, a Marine dials the appropriate range numeral on the rear sight elevation knob that corresponds to the range to the target. For example, if the rear sight elevation knob is set at 8/3 and a target appears at 500 yards/meters, rotate the knob to the 5 setting (see figure 10-12).

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