The sniper team establishes the sequence of actions to be rehearsed and, if time permits, conducts rehearsals in the same sequence as in the mission. See Appendix Bfor the Mil sniper weapon system. Then, he places the fore-end of the weapon between the three uprights. The sniper team then determines the best method to eliminate the enemy sniper. Care and Maintenance of the M3A Scope.
The telescope is focused by turning the eyepiece in or out until the image of the object being viewed is crisp and clear to the viewer. Clean the bore and chamber daily. Contingency provisions should be made for air and water rescue as well. To provide the most current and specific details on the target area and infiltration routes from all sources, the headquarters and the sniper team adhere to the following: a. If these methods cannot be used, the following information is helpful in determining velocity. A sidearm gives a sniper the needed protection from a nearby threat while on the ground movmg or while in the confines of a sniper position.
The M14 was selected because of its accuracy, reliability, and the ability for a quick follow up shot. The baseplate is mounted to the rifle by screwing the four baseplate screws through the plate and into the top of the receiver. Some measures that maybe used to assist in maintaining security areas follows: 1 Restrict access to the isolation area during planning. The observer uses the telescope to determine wind speed and direction by reading mirage, observing the bullet trace, and observing the bullet impact. Keep the lens covered and the entire scope covered when not in use. The goggles make it easier to see due to their design. M25 Sniper Weapon System The is an upgraded version of the M21 developed by 's armorers for use by and in the late 1980s.
Change firing pin assembly Firing pin protrudes 5. Bone support is the foundation of the firing position; they provide steady support of the weapon. The M3A scope's bullet drop compensator is designed for M118 special ball, and there will be a significant change in zero. The sniper's weapon is the sniper weapon system. Its spread accuracy standard for a 10-shot group is no more than 12 inches at 550 meters fired from an accuracy barrel in a test cradle.
Aspiring snipers must have an excellent personal record. The respiratory pause should never feel unnatural. How high the bullet hits is determmed by the range and angle to the target Table 3-3. The stock is walnut and impregnated with an epoxy. The team then double-checks all equipment.
Site selection must be coordinated face-to-face between the sniper team and the supporting aviation commander. Image Intensification and Infrared Devices 2-14. Including scoped variants of regular weapons, dedicated designs, dedicated marksman variants, etc. This reduces transmission of the pulse beat into the sight picture. Open the lens caps to prevent gathering of moisture. The sight works best on a bright, moonlit night. Using the middle through little fingers, exert a slight rearward pull to keep the butt of the weapon firmly in the pocket of the shoulder.
Align the rear sight with the rear sight base taking care to use the hole that provides the operator the desired eye relief. Once a mechanical zero has been set, he assumes a good prone-supported position, 100 meters from the target. Then sketch the larger objects such as hills, mountains, or outlines of large buildings. The reticle may seem to move across the target face, even though the rifle and scope are motionless. The reticle pattern Figure 2-33 is different than the M19 binocular reticle.
This steadies the weapon and allows quick recovery from the recoil. Movement to Target Area 6-10 6-7. The sniper team's mission is to deliver precision fire. The sniper carries only what is essential to successfully complete his mission. The thin wheel locks the shoulder stock.
Book publishing firm founded in 1970 by Peder Lund and Robert K. Trace can best be seen if the observer's optics are directly in line with the axis of the sniper's rifle barrel. The firing mechanism is reworked and polished to provide for a crisp hammer release. In hot and humid temperatures, keep the caps on the scope when not in use. A sniper team identifies an existing sniper threat by using the following indicators: 1 Enemy soldiers in special camouflage uniforms. To raise the butt, squeeze the sock and to lower it, loosen the grip on the sock. It must know the route and the checkpoints along the route.
Close the bolt and squeeze the trigger. Use common sense when cleaning between rounds of firing. A supported rifle moves much leas than an unsupported one, but both still move in what is known as a wobble area. When storing the M49 observation telescope, the sniper must remove it from the hard case earner and remove the lens caps to prevent moisture from gathering on the inside of the scope. To do this, he first inhales then exhales normally and stops at the moment of natural respiratory pause. Since the rifle becomes an extension of the sniper's body, it is necessary to adjust the position of the body until the rifle points naturally at the preferred aiming point on the target. The lens are coated with a special magnesium fluoride reflection-reducing material.