Rifle Basics

Firearms entered the modern age with an invention called rifling.  These spiral grooves cut into the bore give a spin to the projectile, increasing accuracy.  This section focuses on rifles and the techniques involved in effectively firing them.

It is assumed that you have read about the Fundamentals of Marksmanship before reading this section.

1. Why rifles?

2. Rifle cartridge selection

3. Sitting techniques

4. Prone techniques

5. Off-hand (standing) techniques


these sections coming...

a. Optical sights

b. Use of the M1907 sling


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