Figure Position of Mbuckle

• Tighten the loop on the left arm, ensuring the M-buckle moves toward the center of the arm as the loop tightens. The sling must pull from the center of the arm to be properly positioned. In this way, as tension is applied to the sling in the firing position, the loop will tighten.

• To adjust the sling for the proper length, loosen the sling keeper and pull up or down (toward or away) from the loop. This adjustment varies with every individual and every firing position:

• The loop should not be tightened excessively on the arm. If blood flow is restricted, excessive pulse beat is transmitted through the rifle sling to the rifle and causes a noticeable, rhythmic movement of the rifle sights. When this occurs, a stable hold at the desired aiming point is impossible to achieve.

1 • Tension on the rifle sling is correct when it causes the rifle butt to be forced rearward

2 into the pocket of the shoulder. This serves to keep the buttplate in the shoulder

3 pocket during recoil. To increase the amount of tension on the rifle sling, the sling

4 must be shortened. To lessen the tension, the rifle sling must be lengthened.

5 • Move the sling keeper toward the left arm and secure it. The sling keeper should be

6 positioned near the feed end of the sling.

7 • Place the left hand over the sling from the left side and under the rifle. The rifle handguard

8 should rest in the "V" formed between the thumb and forefinger.

9 • Move the left hand as required to achieve desired sight picture. Adjust the length of the

10 sling for proper sling tension and support. See figure 5-15.

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