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Miscellaneous Information
The Bayonet. The bayonet is a cutting and thrusting w...

Patrolling
Everything else being equal the army that possesses...

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

Side Step
Being at a halt or mark time: 1. Right (left) step, 2...

Second Case
Now suppose the company is in column of squads at a h...

Fire Direction
A company that cannot start firing or stop firing, th...

To Load
Being in line or skirmish line at halt: 1. With dummy...

Military Correspondence
An official letter should refer to one subject only. ...

Alignments
To align the squad, the base file or files having bee...

Estimating Distance Test
This test is usually held after the record firing on ...





TARGET PRACTICE




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
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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...