Apply the three elements and seven factors to this position (para. 5004). To assume the open leg sitting position with the loop sling (see figs. 5-47, 5-48, and 5-49 on page 5-16)—
l Position the body at approximately a 30-degree angle to the target. l Place the feet approximately shoulder width apart. l Place the left hand under the handguard.
l Bend at the knees while breaking the fall with the right hand.
l Push backward with the feet to extend the legs and place the buttocks on the ground. l Place the left elbow on the inside of the left knee. l Grasp the rifle butt with the right hand and place the rifle butt into the right shoulder pocket. l Lower right elbow to the inside of the right knee. 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 of the weapon.
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