• Position your body at a 45-degree angle to the target.
• Place your left hand under the handguard.
• Kneel down on your right knee so your right lower leg is approximately parallel to the target.
• Keep your right ankle straight, with the toe of your boot in contact with the ground and curled under by the weight of your body.
• Place the right portion of your buttocks on or over your right heel; contact with the heel provides more stability to the position.
• Place your left foot forward to a point that allows your shin to be vertically straight. Your left foot should be flat on the ground since it will be supporting the majority of your weight.
• Place the flat part of your upper left arm, just above the elbow, on your left knee so it is in firm contact with the flat surface formed on top of your bent knee. The point of your left elbow will extend just slightly past the left knee.
• Lean slightly forward into the sling for support.
• Grasp the rifle butt with your right hand and place the rifle butt into your right shoulder pocket.
• Bend your right elbow to provide the least muscular tension possible and lower it to a natural position.
• 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 for 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).
e. Medium Kneeling Position. This is also referred to as the bootlace kneeling position. Assume the medium kneeling position in the same way as the high kneeling position with the exception of the right foot. The right ankle is straight and the foot is stretched out with the bootlaces in contact with the ground. The buttocks are in contact with the heel of the right foot. See figure 5-32.
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