1 • Square your body to the target.
2 • Spread your feet apart to a comfortable distance with the left foot slightly in front of the
3 right foot. This distance may be wider than shoulder width.
4 • Distribute your weight evenly over both feet and hips. Your legs should be slightly bent
5 for balance. Balance will shift forward slightly to decrease recovery time and increase the
6 stability of the hold.
7 • Place your left hand under the handguard.
8 • Grasp the pistol grip with your right hand and pull back to place the rifle butt in your right
9 shoulder pocket. Apply rearward pressure with your right hand to hold the rifle butt in
10 your shoulder.
11 • Hold your right elbow in a natural position.
12 • Bring the rifle sights up to eye level instead of lowering your head to the sights and place
13 your cheek firmly against the stock. Ensure your head is erect so the aiming eye can look
14 through the rear sight aperture.
15 • Move your left hand to a location under the handguard which allows the sling to support
16 the weapon and the front sight to be centered in the rear sight aperture. To adjust for
18 • Move the left hand rearward or forward on the handguards (moving the hand
19 rearward elevates the muzzle).
20 • Open or close the "V" of the left hand for small adjustments (closing the "V"
21 elevates the muzzle).
22 To adjust for a cant in the rifle, rotate the handguard left or right in the "V" formed by the
23 thumb and forefinger.
24 • Adjust your position to adjust sling tension. Moving your left elbow out tightens the
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