l Square the body to the target. l Keep the right ankle straight, with the toe of the boot in contact with the ground and curled under by the weight of the body.
l Place the right portion of the buttocks on or over the right heel. Contact with the heel provides more stability to the position, however, it is not mandatory that the buttocks make contact. l Place the left foot forward to a point that allows the shin to be vertically straight. For the shin to be vertical, the heel should be directly under the knee. The left foot must be flat on the ground. To provide a wider base of support, slide the right knee and left foot outboard to form a tripod with the right foot. 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. The left hand will not grasp the slip ring or the magazine. The magazine must be on the inside of the left arm. l Place the flat portion of the back of the upper left arm, just above the elbow, on the left knee or against the inside of the left knee so it is in firm
High Kneeling Position with the Hasty Sling
contact. The upper portion of the triceps or the armpit will not rest on the knee. l Bend the right elbow to provide the least muscular tension possible, lowering it to a natural position. l Adjust the position to adjust sling tension. Widening the stance by moving the left foot and knee outboard will allow the sling to be tightened. 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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