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Books
We recommend that all officers, non-commissioned offi...

Discontented Dewdrop
One morning a little Dewdrop was resting on the peta...

Night Operations
By employing night operations troops make use of the ...

Dress
The uniform you will wear stands for Duty, Honor, and...

A Final Word
Now it is proper to consider your relation to your im...

Facings
To the flank: 1. Right (left), 2. FACE. Raise sl...

Strength And Composition
The strength of a rear guard depends upon the nature ...

Conduct Of The Patrol
In communicating with each other for ordinary purpose...

Trial Shots Or Volleys
If the ground is so dry and dusty that the fall of th...

Clip Fire
Turn the cut-off up: fire at will (reloading from the m...





TARGET PRACTICE




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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

Methods Of Estimating Distances By The Eye
1. Decide that the object cannot be more than a certain distance away, or less than a certain distance. Keep the estimate within the closest possible limits and take the mean of the two estimates as the range. For instance, that dee...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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 ...