Effects of Rifle Zero and Size of Shot Group on Marksmanship Scores
Research note Jul 1982-Jul 1983
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This research sought to determine the relative contributions of two factors on marksmanship performance. One factor, shot group size, is an index of a soldiers ability to apply the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship aiming, trigger squeeze, etc.. The other factor, rifle zero, is an index of how well a soldier can place his or her shot group in reference to an aiming point e.g., center of a target. Our objective was to determine whether one of the factors was more responsible for poor marksmanship performance than the other. Keywords Silhouette targets.