what theyre practicing is a point shot/fire (may its called otherwise in eng.).
its goal is to force the enemy to cover to gain the time for the own squad to find cover. its only used if own forces are ambushed on the move.
and it is the most fun practice i guess, cause your objective is to send as many bullets in the about direction of the enemy you can.
@ Ruprecht. They teach the same sorta thing in the British army, but my mate always refered to it as 'snap fire' or something. Fire off a quick volley to make the enemy scattered and then step to the side and fall to the ground. Although being the British army you'd of course have to pause twice during this to clear any jams or stoppages
If anything it shoes that RO is pretty close to how it should feel There was enough wobble in all those shots except the tripod that it wouldn't be hard to see the bullet being off the mark by a bit.
What do you think an MG is for? A friend of mine says in the Army, the way they broke in new MG barrels was to go and slightly overheat them, so the bullets wouldn't land in a small pattern, but over a wider area.
Point shooting is an EXTREMELY useful skill to know.
Slightly off topic but when my dad was in the army he was practicing with the M60 and the instructor told everyone that it was impossible to fire off one shot at a time with it. Then the instructor heard a Pop---Pop----Pop...let's just say my dad got a stiff verbal thrashing and leave it at that.