Acquiring and Maintaining Sight Alignment and Sight Picture

Rifle Shooting Stock Weld Picture

The human eye can focus clearly on only one object at a time. For accurate shooting, it is important to focus on the tip of the front sight post. When the shot is fired, focus must be on the tip of the front sight post peripheral vision will include the rear sight and the target. The rear sight and the target will appear blurry. Staring or fixing the vision on the front sight post for longer than a few seconds can distort the image, making it difficult to detect minute errors in sight...

Audible Pop or Reduced Recoil

An audible pop occurs when only a portion of the propellant is ignited. It is normally identifiable by reduced recoil and is sometimes accompanied by excessive smoke escaping from the chamber area. To clear the rifle in a combat environment Place the rifle in Condition 4. Move take down pin from left to right as far as it will go to allow the lower receiver to pivot. Remove the bolt carrier group. Inspect the bore for an obstruction from the chamber end. Insert a cleaning rod into the bore from...

Placement of Buttstock in the Shoulder

Placement of the buttstock in the shoulder pocket may have to be altered due to the mask's added bulk. If the rifle is canted, a Marine may place the buttstock of the rifle just outside the pocket of the shoulder to achieve sight alignment. Holding the rifle straight is the preferred method of obtaining sight alignment. However, if sight alignment cannot be achieved in this position, a Marine may alter the hold of the rifle to bring the aiming eye in line with the sights. Canting the rifle...

Point of Aim Technique

Images Rifle Aiming Target

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, and movement . Each predetermined location is known as a point of aim. Figure 10-4 illustrates points of aim for elevation. Figure 10-4. Points of Aim for Elevation. Elevation Predetermined points of aim sector the target horizontally. The tip of the front sight post held at shoulder level is considered one point...

Open Leg Sitting Position with the Hasty Sling

Rifle Butt The Shoulder

The open leg sitting position provides a medium base of support and is most commonly used when firing from a forward slope. Apply the seven factors to this position para. 5003 . To assume the open leg sitting position with the hasty sling see figs. 5-44, 5-45, and 5-46 l Square the body to the target. l Place the feet approximately shoulder width apart. l Grasp the handguard with the left hand. l Bend at the knees while breaking the fall with the right hand. l Push backward with the feet to...