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Mr Fox Cuts The Cottontails
Mr. Fox decided that the only way to get all the woo...

Reserve
The reserve follows the support at several hundred ya...

Windage
The rear sight is set on a movable base so that it ca...

Cavalry
This very important arm is the eye with which the gen...

Drowning
Being under water for over four or five minutes is ge...

Advantages Of The Attack
(1) You can elect the point of attack while the defen...

Inquisitive Mr Possum
It was Mr. Owl who gave the wood folk the warning by...

Requisites Of A Good Defensive Position
If you were looking for a good defensive position, wh...

The Peacock Butterflies
Plain little Miss Butterfly sat on a bush one day, w...

Water
Fill your canteen each evening, as the water wagons s...





TARGET PRACTICE




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...

Trial Shots Or Volleys
If the ground is so dry and dusty that the fall of the bullets is visible through a glass or with the naked eye, a method of determining the distance is afforded by using a number of trial shots or volleys. The method of using trial...

General Hints And Cautions
1. Don't be afraid of the kick; it is more imaginary than real when the sling is properly used, your shoulder properly padded, and the gun properly held. 2. Rest your cheek, not your jaw bone, lightly against the small of the sto...

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. ...

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...

Estimating Distances By Sound
Sound travels at the rate of about 366 yards a second. Therefore, multiply the number of seconds intervening between the flash of the gun and the report of the same by 366, and the product will be the distance in yards to the gun. ...

Estimating Distance Test
This test is usually held after the record firing on the range has been completed. No distance used in this test will be less than 547 yards (battle sight range) or more than 1200 yards, which is considered the extreme range for eff...

Returning
A patrol can never be certain that the enemy's patrols are not operating in its rear. Hence in returning, it is necessary to observe the usual precautions. If the patrol has eluded the enemy, it is best to return over a route other ...

Rapid Fire Target
This target is always used with the battle sight at 200, 300, and 500 yards rapid fire. Battle sight is the position of the rear sight when the leaf is laid down, which is the habitual position of the rear sight leaf at drill. It ...

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...