18 • Square your body to the target.
19 • Place your left hand under the handguard.
20 • Bend at the knees and break your fall with your right hand.
21 • Push backward with your feet to extend your legs and place your buttocks on the ground.
22 • Cross your left ankle over your right ankle.
23 • Bend forward at the waist and place your left elbow on your left leg below the knee.
24 • Grasp the pistol grip with your right hand and pull back to place the rifle butt in your right
25 shoulder pocket. Apply rearward pressure with your right hand to hold the rifle butt in
26 your shoulder.
27 • Lower your right elbow to the inside of your right knee.
28 • Lower your head and place your cheek firmly against the stock to allow the aiming eye to
29 look through the rear sight aperture.
• Adjust your position to adjust sling tension. Widening your stance and moving your left elbow out tighten the sling.
• At the same time, move your left hand to a location under the handguard which allows the sling to support the weapon and the front sight to be centered in the rear sight aperture. To adjust for elevation:
• Move the left hand rearward or forward on the handguards (moving the hand rearward elevates the muzzle).
• Open or close the "V" of the left hand for small adjustments (closing the "V" elevates the muzzle).
To adjust for a cant in the rifle, rotate the handguard left or right in the "V" formed by the thumb and forefinger.
c. Crossed Ankle Sitting Position with the Loop Sling. Apply the three elements and seven factors to this position (paragraph 5004c and d). To assume the crossed ankle sitting position with the loop sling (see figure 5-35):
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