Crossed Leg Sitting Position with the Hasty Sling

The crossed leg sitting position provides a medium base of support and places some of the body's weight behind the weapon for quick recovery after each shot. Apply the seven factors to this position (para. 5003). To assume the crossed leg sitting position with the hasty sling (see figures 5-38, 5-39, and 5-40)—

l Square the body to the target. l Grasp the handguard with the left hand. l Bend at the knees while breaking the fall with the right hand.

l Place the buttocks on the ground as close to the feet as you comfortably can. l Cross the left leg over the right leg. l Grasp the pistol grip with the right hand and place the rifle butt in the right shoulder pocket.

Crossed Leg Sitting Position with the Hasty Sling

Crossed Leg Sitting Position with the Hasty Sling

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 Bend forward at the waist while placing the left elbow into the bend of the knee or placing the flat portion of the back of the left arm, just above the elbow, in front of the knee. l Place the right elbow on the inside of the right knee. l Adjust the position to adjust sling tension. Squaring the body more to the target or drawing the feet closer together tightens the sling by forcing the left elbow outboard. l Adjust the position of the left hand to allow the sling to support the weapon and the front sight to be centered in the rear sight aperture.

To adjust for elevation:

l Move left hand rearward or forward on handguards

(moving the hand rearward elevates the muzzle). l Open or close the "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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