The Pam is an interesting read
Lessons 1- 4 of No8 are now lessons 1-3 of CSBTR
Lesson 4 has now become zeroing, useful for the new sight system perhaps but looks very much like a BCC/ECC material (MS, MPI, CZP etc) which I can’t see engaging well with the younger Cadets.
Interesting to see on the NSP the bolt is left closed at the end of the drill. And also that ease springs is the command!! (What spring is being eased exactly?)
Interesting a carry case is shown, implying that all rifles will be issued with one….?
And that each will have a sling!
In lesson three there is no mention of a misfire, yet we’re still using a rim fire rifle which is prone to misfires more than otherwise.
It does mention a “weak strike” on para 0199 but no mention of counting….
We see the same 50mm x 30mm flannelette used to clean the barrel yet I have always used the “standard 45x45mm size as for the 5.56mm L98A2.
Like the L81A2 and (the No8 Pam) this should be attached to a jag and push through the bore….has anyone ever used anything but a 45x45mm square of flannelette and pull through for a No8/0.22” rifle?
Interesting that on the range breach flags are used to show “clear” but when removed from the range the bolt is closed….odd?
I also notice the safety catch is applied when the bolt is open (open bolt, apply safety catch, inspect)
This maybe the replacement for the No8 but the drills and commands in use are vastly different in places. Para 0191 indicates the safety catch is removed on the command “fire” but (and I am no RCO so happy to be corrected) there is no command fire, only “go on” and “watch and shoot” which is followed by ups and downs as required…no “fire”. The load does not indicate “a round is fed into the chamber until resistance is felt” but placed onto the feed tray. The Safety catch is applied when the bolt is open