The parade sling is used to emphasize marksmanship fundamentals while firing from the standing position on KD courses during entry-level training. To achieve proper positioning of the parade sling, perform the following steps:
l Attach sling to rifle by placing feed end of sling down through the upper sling swivel. l Place feed end of sling through sling keeper and lock into place. l Attach J-hook to lower sling swivel. l Pull feed end of sling through sling keeper until sling is taut.
l Move sling keeper down near feed end of sling. l Lock sling keeper into place.
Perform the following steps to assume the standing position with a parade sling (figure 5-61):
l Stand erect.
l Face approximately 90 degrees to the right of the line of fire.
l Place feet approximately shoulder width apart.
l Place left hand under handguard.
l Grasp pistol grip with right hand.
l Place rifle butt into right shoulder pocket.
l Invert left elbow across rib cage.
l Rest left arm naturally against rib cage.
l Lower right elbow to a natural position.
l Place cheek firmly against stock to obtain a firm stock weld.
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