Figure Straight Leg Prone Position with Loop Sling

• Once on the ground, roll your body to the left side as you extend and invert your left elbow on the ground. Stretch your legs out behind you. Spread your feet a comfortable distance apart with your toes pointing outboard and the inner portion of your feet in contact with the ground.

• As much of your body mass should be aligned directly behind the rifle as possible.

• If body alignment is correct, the weapon's recoil is absorbed by the whole body and not just the shoulder.

• Grasp the rifle butt with your right hand and place the rifle butt into your right shoulder pocket.

• Rotate your body to the right while your elbow is lowered to the ground so your shoulders are level and your right hand pulls and holds the rifle in your shoulder.

• 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. This may require that you remove the rifle from your shoulder to reposition your left hand. 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. Cocked Leg Position with the Hasty Sling. Apply the seven factors to this position (paragraph 5003c). To assume the cocked leg prone position with the hasty sling, either move forward or drop back into position (see figure 5-28):

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