• Square your body to the target.
• Place your feet approximately shoulder width apart.
• Place your left hand under the handguard.
• Bend at the knees while breaking your fall with your right hand.
• Push backward with your feet to extend your legs and place your buttocks on the ground.
• Place your left elbow on the inside of your left knee.
• Grasp the pistol grip with your right hand and pull back to place the rifle butt in your right shoulder pocket. Apply rearward pressure with your right hand to hold the rifle butt in your shoulder.
• 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.
• 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.
g. Open Leg Sitting Position with the Loop Sling. Apply the three elements and seven factors to this position (paragraph 5004c and d). To assume the open leg sitting position with the loop sling (see figure 5-39):
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