Five or six enlisted men, selected by the company
[Illustration: This shows the path of the bullet (Line of Trajectory) of
the 1917 Rifle (Enfield).
The Line of Aim, we see, connects the eye, the rear sight, the front
sight and the bottom part of the target. It is a straight line.
We see that the Line of Trajectory crosses the Line of Aim at two
points. The distance between these points is 452 yards. Therefore, 452
yards is the Battle Sight Range for the 1917 Rifle.]
To hit the target squarely when it is 200 yards away, the
Line of Aim must be under it, as shown in the diagram.]
commander from those most skilled, will be designated as Range
Finders. These men are practised in estimating distance throughout the
year. Their practice will be on varied ground and at distances up to
2000 yards. These men assist the company commander when the company is
on the defensive, in estimating the distances to the prominent objects
in view before the action commences; and at other times when the company
commander needs their assistance.
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