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Rapid Fire Target
This target is always used with the battle sight at...

Examples
Suppose the company to be in line. In executing: ...

Correct Procedure In Giving The Main Part Of A Field Order
1st. Give the information of the enemy and of our own...

Extended Order Drills
As soon as your progress in close order is sufficient...

Bullet Wound
If you receive a bullet wound, don't get excited or l...

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

Saluting
The military salute is universal. It is at foundation...

Fourth Movement Column Right
Being in column of squads, to change direction: 1. Co...

Unload
All take the position of load, turn the cut-off up, if ...

Returning
A patrol can never be certain that the enemy's patrol...





TARGET PRACTICE




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...

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...

Preliminary Instruction
Your preliminary instructions and their purposes are as follows: 1. Nomenclature of the Rifle. The word nomenclature means the vocabulary of names or technical terms which are appropriate to any particular topic. In this case the ...

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 ...

Slow Fire
Following satisfactory gallery practise scores the men go on the range for known distance practice. Here the army rifle is fired with service charges at known ranges; first, for instruction if time permits, and then for record. To o...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Miscellaneous Information
The Bayonet. The bayonet is a cutting and thrusting weapon consisting of three principal parts, viz., the blade, the guard, and the grip. The weight of a bayonet is 1 pound. Captain B. A. Dixon, retired, has compiled the following...