Proper Use of Sights and Optics

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A3 Iron Sights

A3 Ironsight
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A3 Ironsight

The A3 Iron sights are standard sights for the M16A4 and M4MWS. It is well suited for long range engagements, but its limited sight picture makes it less effective in close quarters situations. Lastly, the recoil of the weapon can affect your aim. The M16A4 tends to recoil up and to the right. Note the elevation of your rifle is affected by your breathing rate.

Used With:
M16A4
M4MWS

M68 Aimpoint

M68 Aimpoint
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M68 Aimpoint

The M68 Aimpoint is a non-telescopic, reflex sight designed for close quarters combat. The larger sight picture provides a better view of the battlefield allowing Soldiers to use a "two eyes open" sighting method for quick acquisition of targets.

Used With:
M16A4
M4MWS
M249

ACOG RCO

ACOG RCO
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ACOG RCO

The ACOG RCO (Rifle Combat Optic) is a 4x32 fixed magnification optic, which allows target confirmation at longer ranges than basic iron sights. The sighting tools on the optic allow a Squad Designated Marksman to determine the distance to a target. To determine the range to a target, line up the hash mark that is the same width as the shoulders of the target.

Used With:
M16A4 DMR

M320 Leaf Sight

M320 Leaf Sight
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M320 Leaf Sight

The M320 leaf sight allows a Soldier to fire 40mm grenades at precision locations. To use the M320 leaf sight, adjust the sight to the range of the target by using the scrolling with the middle mouse button. When the range is set, place the white hash mark just below the target.

Used With:
M320

Holding Breath to Improve Accuracy

To make long range firing more accurate, Soldiers can hold their breath while in sights. To hold your breath, you must be in sights. When in sights, place your dot or reticule over the target. Then press and hold "Space". Your sights will zoom in a small amount and your sight picture will stop moving. After firing, release the "Space" bar. Holding breath costs stamina. When your stamina runs out, you will lose the benefits of holding your breath.


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