Rifle Marksmanship

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During U.S. military operations, the Marine rifleman is among the first to confront the enemy and the last to hang his weapon on the rack after the conflict is won. That is why U.S. Marines have the reputation as the finest combat riflemen in the world. Now, you can learn their secrets. This manual is the very latest Marine doctrine on the art and science of shooting effectively in battle. Its 10 chapters teach the versatility, flexibility and skills needed to deal with a situation at any level of intensity ...
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Overview


During U.S. military operations, the Marine rifleman is among the first to confront the enemy and the last to hang his weapon on the rack after the conflict is won. That is why U.S. Marines have the reputation as the finest combat riflemen in the world. Now, you can learn their secrets. This manual is the very latest Marine doctrine on the art and science of shooting effectively in battle. Its 10 chapters teach the versatility, flexibility and skills needed to deal with a situation at any level of intensity across the entire range of military operations. Topics covered include the proper combat mind-set; cleaning your rifle under all weather conditions; rifle handling and marksmanship the Marine way; engaging targets from behind cover; obtaining a battlefield zero; engaging immediate threat, multiple and moving targets; shooting at night and at unknown distances; and much more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581603163
  • Publisher: Paladin Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 675,995
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Rifle Marksmanship
Role of the Marine Rifleman
Conditions Affecting Marksmanship in Combat
Combat Mindset
Physical Preparation
Mental Preparation
Chapter 2. Introduction to the M15A2 Service Rifle
Description
Operational Controls
Selector Lever
Magazine Release Button
Charging Handle
Bolt Catch
Cycle of Operation
Firing
Unlocking
Extracting
Ejecting
Cocking
Feeding
Chambering
Locking
Ammunition
M193 Ball
M855 Ball
M196 and M856 Tracer
M199 Dummy
M200 Blank
Preventive Maintenance
Main Group Disassembly
Magazine Disassembly
Cleaning
Inspection
Lubrication
Reassembly
Function Check
User Serviceability Inspection
Field Maintenance
Cleaning the Rifle in Various Conditions
Hot, Wet Tropical
Hot, Dry Desert
Arctic or Low Temperature
Heavy Rain and Fording
Chapter 3. Weapons Handling
Safety Rules
Weapons Condition
Determining a Weapon's Condition (Chamber Check)
Weapons Commands
Loading the Rifle
Making the Rifle Ready
Fire
Cease-Fire
Unloading the Rifle
Unloading and Showing the Rifle Clear
Filling, Stowing, and Withdrawing Magazines
Filling in Magazine with Loose Rounds
Filling the Magazine Using a 10-round Stripper Clip and Magazine Filler
Stowing Magazines
Withdrawing Magazines
Reloading the Rifle
Principles of Reloading
Condition 1 Reload
Dry Reload
Remedial Action
Observe for Indicators
Audible Pop or Reduced Recoil
Weapons Carries
Tactical Carry
Alert Carry
Ready Carry
Weapons Transports
Strong Side Sling Arms Transport (Muzzle Up)
Weak Side sling Arms Transport (Muzzle Down)
Cross Body Sling Arms Transport
Transferring the Rifle
Show Clear Transfer
Condition Unknown Transfer
Clearing Barrel Procedures
Purpose of a Clearing Barrel
Procedures for "Load"
Procedures for "Make Ready"
Procedures for "Unload"
Procedures for "Unload and Show Clear"
Chapter 4. Fundamentals of Marksmanship
Aiming
Sight Alignment
Sight Picture
Importance of Correct sight Alignment
Factors Affecting Sight Alignment and Sight Picture
Acquiring and Maintaining Sight Alignment and Sight Picture
Size and Distance to the Target
Breath Control
Breath Control During Long-range or Precision Fire (Slow Fire)
Breath Control During All Other Combat Situations
Trigger Control
Grip
Trigger Finger Placement
Types of Trigger Control
Resetting the Trigger
Follow-Through/Recovery
Follow-Through
Recovery
Chapter 5. Rifle Firing Position
Selecting a Firing Position
Stability
Mobility
Observation of the Enemy
Types and Uses of the Rifle Web Sling
Hasty Sling
Loop Sling
Factors Common to All Shooting Positions
Left Hand
Rifle Butt in the Pocket of the Shoulder
Grip of the Right Hand
Right Elbow
Stock Weld
Breathing
Muscular Tension/Relaxation
Elements of a Good Shooting Position
Bone Support
Muscular Relaxation
Natural Point of Arm
Prone Position
Application
Assuming the Prone Position
Straight Leg Prone Position with the Hasty Sling
Straight Leg Prone Position with the Loop Sling
Cocked Leg Prone Position with the Hasty Sling
Cocked Leg Prone Position with the Loop Sling
Sitting Position
Crossed Ankle Sitting Position with the Hasty Sling
Crossed Ankle Sitting Position with the Loop Sling
Crossed Leg Sitting Position with the Hasty Sling
Crossed Leg Sitting Position with the Loop Sling
Open Leg sitting Position with the Hasty Sling
Open Leg sitting Position with the Loop Sling
Kneeling Position
Description
Assuming the Kneeling Position
High Kneeling Position with the Hasty Sling
High Kneeling Position with the Loop Sling
Medium Kneeling Position
Low Kneeling Position
Standing Position
Description
Standing Position with the Hasty Sling
Standing Position with the Parade Sling
Chapter 6. Use of Cover and Concealment
Cover and Concealment
Types of Cover
Common cover Materials
Firing From Specific Types of Cover
Supported Firing Positions
Considerations Using Cover and Concealment
Seven Factors
Types of Supported Positions
Searching for and Engaging Targets From Behind Cover
Pie Technique
Rollout Technique
Combining Techniques
Moving Out From Behind Cover
Chapter 7. Rifle Presentation
Presentation of the Rifle
Presenting the Rifle From the Tactical Carry
Presenting the Rifle From the Alert Carry and From the Ready Carry
Presenting the Rifle From the Strong Side Sling Arms Transport
Presenting the Rifle From the Weak Side Sling Arms Transport
Search and Assess
Purpose
Technique
Searching and Assessing to a Higher Profile
Chapter 8. Effects of Weather
Physical Effects of Wind on the Bullet
Physical Effects
Determining Windage Adjustments to Offset Wind Effects
Physical Effects of Temperature and Precipitation on the bullet and the Rifle
Temperature
Precipitation
Physical and Psychological Effects of Weather on Marines
Wind
Temperature
Precipitation
Light
Chapter 9. Zeroing
Elements of Zeroing
Line of Sight
Aiming Point
Centerline of Bore
Trajectory
Range
Types of Zeros
Battlesight Zero (BZO)
Zero
True Zero
M16A2 Sighting System
Front Sight
Rear Sight
Windage and Elevation Rules
Front Sight Elevation Rule
Rear Sight Elevation Rule
Windage Rule
Initial Sight Settings
Front Sight Post
Rear Sight Elevation Knob
Windage Knob
Zeroing Process
Battlesight Zero
Factors Causing a BZO to be Reconfirmed
Maintenance
Temperature
Climate
Ammunition
Ground Elevation
Uniform
Factors Affecting the Accuracy of a BZO
Chapter 10. Engagement Techniques
Target Detection
Target Indicators
Identifying Target Location
Maintaining Observation
Remembering Target Location
Range estimation
Range Estimation Methods
Factors Affecting Range Estimation
Offset Aiming
Point of Aim Technique
Known Strike of the Round
Techniques of Fire
Two-Shot Technique
Single Shot Technique
Sustained Rate of Fire
Three-Round Burst Technique
Engaging Immediate Threat Targets
Engaging Multiple Targets
Prioritizing Targets
Technique of Engagement
Firing Position
Engaging Moving Targets
Types of Moving Targets
Leads
Engagement Methods
Marksmanship Fundamentals
Engaging Targets at Unknown Distances
Hasty Sight Setting
Point of Aim Technique
Engaging Targets During Low Light and Darkness
Night Vision
Searching Methods
Types of Illumination
Effects of Illumination
Engaging Targets while Wearing the Field Protective Mask
Marksmanship Fundamentals
Firing Position
Appendices
Data Book
Data Book
Recording Data Before Firing
Recording Data During Firing
Recording Data After Firing
Glossary
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