The conditions of rifle fire in combat may not permit mechanical adjustments of the sights. To engage a target during combat, a Marine may be required to aim his rifle at a point on the target other than center mass. This is known as offset aiming. Offset aiming is used to compensate for the distance and size of the target, wind, and speed and angle of a moving target. There are two primary techniques for offset aiming: point of aim technique and known strike of the round.
a. Point of Aim Technique. The point of aim technique is the shifting of the point of aim (sight picture) to a predetermined location on or off the target to compensate for a known condition
(i.e., wind, distance, movement). Each predetermined location is known as a point of aim (see figure 10-5).
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