To search and assess, a Marine performs the following steps:
i Keeping the buttstock in the shoulder, lower the muzzle of the rifle slightly to look over the sights. i Place the trigger finger straight along the receiver (see fig. 7-8).
i Search the area and assess the situation/threat by moving the head, eyes, and rifle left and right (approximately 45 degrees from center) to cover the immediate area. The muzzle moves with the head and eyes in one fluid motion while searching. Keep both eyes open to increase the field of view.
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