• Position your body at a 45- to 60-degree angle to the target.
• Place your left hand under the handguard.
• Cross your left leg over your right leg.
• Bend at the knees while breaking your fall with your right hand.
• Place your buttocks on the ground as close to your crossed legs as you comfortably can.
• Bend forward at the waist while placing your left elbow on your left leg into the bend of the knee.
• Grasp the rifle butt with your right hand and place the rifle butt into your right shoulder pocket.
• Lower your right elbow to the inside of your right knee.
• Lower your head and place your cheek firmly against the stock to allow the aiming eye to look through the rear sight aperture.
• Move your left hand to a location under the handguard which provides maximum bone support and stability of the weapon and allows the front sight post 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).
f. Open Leg Sitting Position with the Hasty Sling. The open leg sitting position provides a medium base of support and is most commonly used when firing from a forward slope. Apply the seven factors to this position (paragraph 5003c). To assume the open leg sitting position with the hasty sling (see figure 5-38):
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