Cocked Leg Prone Position with the Hasty Sling

Apply the seven factors to this position (para. 5003). To assume the cocked leg prone position with the hasty sling, either move forward or drop back into position (see figs. 5-27, 5-28, and 5-29):

l Once on the ground, roll the body to the left side. The left leg is stretched out behind you, almost in a straight line. This allows the mass of the body to be placed behind the rifle to aid in absorbing recoil. l Turn the toe of the left foot inboard so the outside of the left leg and foot are in contact with the ground. Bend the right leg and draw it up toward the body to a comfortable position. Turn the right leg and foot outboard so the inside of the right boot is in contact with the ground. Cocking the leg will raise the diaphragm, making breathing easier. l Grasp the pistol grip with the right hand and place the rifle butt in the right shoulder pocket. l Lower the head and place the cheek firmly against the stock to allow the aiming eye to look through the rear sight aperture. l Rotate the left hand up, pinching the handguard between the thumb and forefinger. l Roll the body to the right while lowering the right elbow to the ground. Slide both elbows outboard on the ground so there is outboard tension against the sling (moving the elbows out tightens the sling). The right shoulder is higher than the left shoulder in the cocked leg position. l Adjust the position of the left hand on the hand-guard to allow the sling to support the weapon and the front sight to be centered in the rear sight aperture. To adjust for elevation— n Move the left hand rearward or forward on the handguards (moving the hand rearward elevates the muzzle).

n Open or close "V" of the left hand for small adjustments (closing the "V" elevates the muzzle).

To adjust for a minor cant in the rifle, rotate the hand-guard left or right in the "V" formed by the thumb and forefinger by rotating the pistol grip left or right.

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