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Practise March Or Hike
The manoeuver practice march will be the most instr...

Route Step And At Ease
The column of squads is the habitual column of route,...

The Big Ideas Of Marches
For marches to be entirely successful three condition...

Pussy Willow's Furs
Miss Pussy Willow put on her furs one day in March a...

To Mark Time
Being in march: 1. Mark time, 2. MARCH. At the comman...

Meeting Engagements
When two hostile forces suddenly meet we have what is...

Advantages And Disadvantages Of The Defensive
The defense has the following advantages over the att...

The Difference Between Independent And Divisional Cavalry
The main difficulty in seeing the distinction between...

Bombs And Hand Grenades
The present European War has revived the use of hand ...

Jack The Preacher
One morning in very early springtime the big Evergre...





TARGET PRACTICE




Rapid Fire
In rapid fire the battle sight is always used; the firing is against time and at a field target (Target D), and from ranges 200, 300, and sometimes 500 yards. The battle sight corresponds to an elevation of 547 yards, which makes ...

Elevation
General rule for changing the elevation after hitting the target: A change of elevation either up or down, of 100 yards on your rear sight, will raise or lower your bullet in inches on the target equal to the square of your distance...

Slow Fire Targets
This target is used during slow fire at 200 and 300 yards. This target is used during slow fire at 500 and 600 yards. ...

Target Practice
Military shooting or target practice is very different from shotgun shooting, or even the kind of shooting required of a large-game hunter; therefore we should begin with the most elementary instruction and drills, if proficiency ...

Appearance Of Objects
Become familiar with the effect which the varying conditions of light, background, etc., have upon the apparent distance of the object. Don't be content to memorize the following data, but go after the underlying reason in each case...

Windage
The rear sight is set on a movable base so that it can be moved to the right or left and the aiming point shifted accordingly in order to counteract the effect of the wind on the bullet. General Rule. To shift the striking point o...

Hints On Rapid Fire
1. When you go to the firing point get two clips of cartridges, one to be used at the command load and the extra one is placed in the belt. 2. See that your cut-off is up. 3. When the target first appears drop quickly into the r...

Care Of The Rifle
Keep the metal part of your rifle covered with a thin coating of light oil; 3-in-1 oil is ordinarily used. This is especially important in damp weather. Always clean the bore from the breech. This avoids injuring the muzzle. The ...

Range-finding Instrument
Each company is equipped with a range-finding instrument. All company officers and sergeants should be proficient in using it. The accuracy of this instrument will greatly depend upon the skill of the user, and the visibility of the...

Estimating Distance
Suppose you are out hunting, and that you see a big buck on a distant hill. Suppose that it is exactly 600 yards distant from you, that you are an expert shot, and that you set your sights at 400 yards and fire. Will you hit the dee...