11 • Square your body to the target.
12 • Place your left hand under the handguard.
13 • Cross your left leg over your right leg.
14 • Bend at the knees while breaking your fall with your right hand.
15 • Place your buttocks on the ground as close to your crossed legs as you comfortably can.
16 • Bend forward at the waist while placing your left elbow on your left leg into the bend of
17 the knee.
18 • Grasp the pistol grip with your right hand and pull back to place the rifle butt in your right
19 shoulder pocket. Apply rearward pressure with your right hand to hold the rifle butt in
20 your shoulder.
21 • Lower your right elbow to the inside of your right knee.
22 • Lower your head and place your cheek firmly against the stock to allow the aiming eye to
23 look through the rear sight aperture.
24 • Adjust your position to adjust sling tension. Widening your stance or moving your left
25 elbow out tightens the sling.
26 • At the same time, move your left hand to a location under the handguard which allows the
27 sling to support the weapon and the front sight to be centered in the rear sight aperture.
28 To adjust for elevation:
29 • Move the left hand rearward or forward on the handguards (moving the hand
30 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.
e. Crossed Leg Sitting Position with the Loop Sling. Apply the three elements and seven factors to this position (paragraph 5004c and d). To assume the crossed leg sitting position with the loop sling (see figure 5-37):
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