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Board Study Guide - Weapons M16/A2

What is the FM concerning the M16/A2 Rifle? FM 3-22.9
Name the five phases in Basic Rifle Marksmanship 1. Preliminary Rifle Instruction 2. Downrange Feedback 3. Field Fire 4. Advanced Rifle Marksmanship 5. Advanced Optics, Laser and Iron Sights
What are the two basic elements of the Sight Picture? 1. Sight Alignment 2. Placing of the Aiming Point
What does the acronym SPORTS stand for? Slap, Pull, Observe, Release, Tap and Shoot
What is remedial action? Remedial action is the continuing effort to determine the cause for a stoppage ormal function and to try to clear the stoppage once it has been identified.
Immediate action with the M16/A2. 1. Slaps gently upward on the magazine. 2. Pulls the charging handle 3. Observes for the ejection of a cartridge. 4. Releases the charging handle 5. Taps the forward assist 6. Squeezes the trigger.
Name the different categories of malfunctions on the M16/A2. 1. Failure to feed, chamber or lock 2. Failure to fire cartridge 3. Failure to Extract 4. Failure to Eject
What is stoppage? failure of an automatic or semiautomatic firearm to complete the cycle of operation
What does CLP stand for? Cleaner - It contains solvents that dissolve firing residue and carbon. Lubricant - It lays down a layer of teflon as it dries to provide lubrication. Preservative - It prevents rust from Forming.
Describe the M16/A2 Rifle. A 5.56 mm, magazine fed, gas-operated, air-cooled, semiautomatic or three-round burst, hand-held, shoulder-fired weapon.
What are the four steps required in order to mechanically zero the M16/A2? 1. Adjust the front sight post 2. Adjust the elevation knob 3. Position the apertures
Weight WITHOUT magazine and sling? 7.78 pounds
Weight WITH sling and a loaded 20 round magazine? 8.48 pounds
Weight WITH sling and a loaded 30 round magazine? 8.79 pounds
Max effective rate SEMIAUTOMATIC 45 rounds per minute
Max effective rate BURST 90 rounds per minute
Max effective rates SUSTAINED 12-15 rounds per minute
What is the muzzle velocity of the M16/A2 Rifle? 3,100feet per second
Maximum Range 3,600 meters
Max Effective Range for a Point Target? 550 meters
Max Effective Range for an Area Target? 800 meters
Describe the Barrel Rifling for the M16/A2 Rifle Right hand twist 1/7
What is the basic load of ammunition for the M16/A2 Rifle? 210 Rounds total. (7 magazines with 30 rounds in each)
What is the overall length of the M16/A2 Rifle? 39.63inches
What are the 8 steps in the functioning of the M16/A2 rifle? 1. Feeding 2. Chambering 3. Locking 4. Firing 5. Unlocking 6. Extract ing 7. Ejecting 8. Cocking
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