Figure Points of Aim for Windage

(a) For a slow walking target (approximately 2-2.5 mph) moving directly across the line of sight (full lead):

• At a range of 200 yards/meters or less, no lead is required.

• At a range of 300 yards/meters, hold one point of aim in the direction the target is moving.

(b) For a fast walking target (approximately 4 mph) moving directly across the line of sight (full lead):

• At a range of 200 yards/meters or less, hold one point of aim in the direction the target is moving.

• At a range of 300 yards/meters, hold two points of aim in the direction the target is moving.

(c) For a target running (approximately 6 mph) directly across the line of sight (full lead):

• At a range of 100 yards/meters or less, hold one point of aim in the direction the target is moving.

• At a range of 200 yards/meters, hold two points of aim in the direction the target is moving.

(d) For a target moving at a 45-degree angle (an oblique target) across the line of sight, the lead is one half that required for a target moving directly across the line of sight.

c. Engagement Methods. Moving targets are the most difficult targets to engage. However, they can be engaged successfully by using the tracking or the ambush method.

(1) The Tracking Method. The tracking method is used for a target that is moving at a steady pace over a well determined route. If a Marine uses the tracking method, he tracks the target with the rifle's front sight post while maintaining sight alignment and a point of aim on or ahead of (leading) the target until the shot is fired. When establishing a lead on a moving target, the rifle sights will not be centered on the target and instead will be held on a lead in front of the target. See figure 10-10. To execute the tracking method, a Marine performs the following steps:

• Present the rifle to the target.

1 • Swing the muzzle of the rifle through the target (from the rear of the target to the

2 front) to the desired lead (point of aim). The point of aim may be on the target or

3 some point in front of the target depending upon the target's range, speed, and angle

4 of movement.

5 • Track and maintain focus on the front sight post while acquiring the desired sight

6 picture. It may be necessary to shift the focus between the front sight post and the

7 target while acquiring sight picture, but the focus must be on the tip of the front sight

8 post when the shot is fired.

9 • Engage the target once sight picture is acquired while maintaining the proper lead.

10 • Follow-through so the lead is maintained as the bullet exits the muzzle.

11 • Continue to track in case a second shot needs to be fired on the target.

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