Bone Support

The body's skeletal structure provides a stable foundation to support the rifle's weight. A weak shooting position will not withstand a rifle's repeated recoil when firing at the sustained rate or buffeting from wind. To attain a correct shooting position, the body's bones must support as much of the rifle's weight as possible. Proper use of the sling provides additional support.

The weight of the weapon should be supported by bone rather than muscle because muscles fatigue whereas bones do not.

By establishing a strong foundation for the rifle utilizing bone support, the Marine can relax as much as possible while minimizing weapon movement due to muscle tension.

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  • Licia
    What is bone support in riflery?
    7 years ago

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