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Longhorn Battalion Cadets Conduct Rifle Training

Cadets get a chance to zero and qualify with a M16

Posted: March 22, 2006

The day began at the zero range. To achieve a proper zero with an M16, students had to fire two consecutive three round groups, or five out of six rounds, into a target 25 meters away, within a four-centimeter circle.

Once the cadets zeroed, they were marched to the M16 qualification range, where they were instructed to shoot in the prone supported position and the kneeling position.

This year the kneeling fighting position was added and the prone unsupported shooting position was taken out. Longhorn Battalion, incorporated the position to better prepare cadets for today’s combat environment.

The M16 range experience ultimately helped cadets become familiar and more comfortable with their combat rifles.

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