Apply the three elements and seven factors to this position (para. 5004). To assume the cocked leg prone position with the loop sling, either move forward or drop back into position (see figs 5-30, 5-31, and 5-32):
l Once on the ground, roll the body to the left side and extend and invert the left elbow on the ground. 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. Then 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 rifle butt with the right hand and place the rifle butt into the right shoulder pocket.
l Grasp the pistol grip with the right hand. l Roll the body to the right while lowering the right elbow to the ground. The right shoulder is higher than the left shoulder in the cocked leg position. 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 Move the left hand to a location under the hand-guard which provides maximum bone support and stability for the weapon.
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