Open Leg Sitting Position with the Loop Sling

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.

Figure 5-46. Right View.

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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