If the rifle is in the shoulder properly, the aiming eye will be able to look through the rear sight as soon as the stock makes contact with the cheek.

• As the sights become level with the aiming eye, visually locate the target through the rear sight aperture. As the rifle sights settle, shift the focus back to the front sight post to obtain sight alignment, and place the tip of the post center mass on the target to obtain sight picture.

d. Presenting the Rifle From the Strong Side Sling Arms Transport. To present the rifle from Strong Side Sling Arms, a Marine performs the following steps once a target appears:

• While looking at the target, lean forward slightly to facilitate removal of the rifle from the shoulder.

• Reach under the right arm with the left hand between the sling and the body and grasp the handguards (see figure 7-6). At the same time, pull down on the sling and raise the right elbow out and parallel to the deck.

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