Rifles and Rifle Practice: An Elementary Treatise Upon the Theory of Rifle Firing, Explaining the Causes of Inaccuracy of Fire, and the Manner of Correcting it

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D. Van Nostrand, 1859 - Rifle practice - 276 pages
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Page 267 - The danger or cease-firing signal will in all cases be a red flag. This will be hoisted whenever it is necessary to " cease firing," in order to run out to wash the target or for any other purpose ; it will invariably be answered from the firing point by sounding the " cease fire," and will always be kept up as long as the markers are out of the butt. Whenever the
Page 263 - ... in the appreciation of distance would, at this range, cause the soldier to strike the figure of a man either in the head or feet, according as the error of appreciation was under or over the correct distance. When firing with the 300 yards...
Page 31 - Conversely, the plane, in the same case, is perpendicular to the line. The foot of the perpendicular is the point in which it meets the plane.
Page 24 - CIRCLE is a plane figure bounded by a curved line, all the points of which are equally distant from a point within called the centre; as the figure ADB E.
Page 5 - Reduce compound fractions to simple ones, and mixt numbers to improper fractions ; then multiply the numerators together for a new numerator, and the denominators for. a new denominator.
Page 33 - A cone is a solid figure described by the revolution of a right-angled triangle about one of the sides containing the right angle, which side remains fixed.
Page 32 - A cylinder is conceived to be generated by the revolution of a rectangle about one of its sides as an axis.
Page 2 - Multiplication is taking one number, called the multiplicand, as many times as there are units in another number, called the multiplier...
Page 274 - ... that the registers and annual practice returns shall be the data upon which the proficiency of the men shall be estimated. " 4. Accordingly, the best shot of the battalion will be that soldier who, in the practice of the first class, firing between 600 and 900 yards, obtains the greatest number of points over seven. " 5. The best shot of the company...
Page 274 - ... competent knowledge of the laws affecting the flight of the bullet, and the rules to be attended to in maintaining the efficiency of the rifle under all circumstances and conditions...

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