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Ive been searching for all the specs, and info on the M249 saw. I havent found much. Any help is appreciated. Id like to find out more about it before i try and get it as my service weapon. 8)
 

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Thats a good site for the most part. M249 is a hella good weapon and a much better gun than the m60 which had to be lugged around by grunts since Nam. Im glad teh M60 is going the way of the dinosaur. Its just a bastard child of the BAR and the MG42.
 

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I carried one for 2 years. I enjoyed it alot. Just like any weapon you carry:
Take care of it and it'll take care of you. :uzi:
 

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2 years, same here. I think that's the standard "We're going to fuck the new guy" break in period wiht the SAW.
 

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Our "Fuck the new guy" break in was the AG (assistant gunner). I lucked out when I got assigned to that unit, because there was a new guy that came in a week or 2 before myself. :mrgreen:
 

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You lucky bastards!


Inedeed, I too am glad that the M60 is going away , the M249 is bad ass. I only wish I could fire one.
 

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Personally, I think that the 240 is more fun to shoot, but the 249 is a badass little piece of work. Mk19 is probably top of the list for fun. Last time I did a Mk19 range, they took us out to an old missile range because range control forgot to schedule us at the range. That was awesome, there were old car frames and old airplane hulls and shit out there to shoot at. Burned through a couple hundred HEDP grenades that day. That and the guys we went out there with weren't dicks about the smoking at the range thing. I was in the middle of shooting a belt off when I noticed my grader standing behind me smoking a cigarette, so I lit one up myself. Nothing adds to the experience like having a smoke while you're rocking a full auto 40mm grenade launcher. Job perks :D
 

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Personally, I think that the 240 is more fun to shoot, but the 249 is a badass little piece of work. Mk19 is probably top of the list for fun. Last time I did a Mk19 range, they took us out to an old missile range because range control forgot to schedule us at the range. That was awesome, there were old car frames and old airplane hulls and shit out there to shoot at. Burned through a couple hundred HEDP grenades that day. That and the guys we went out there with weren't dicks about the smoking at the range thing. I was in the middle of shooting a belt off when I noticed my grader standing behind me smoking a cigarette, so I lit one up myself. Nothing adds to the experience like having a smoke while you're rocking a full auto 40mm grenade launcher. Job perks :D
2nded. 240G has a much nicer rate of fire even on cyclic to still be able to control with some degree of accuracy. the 249 is just a spray and pray on cyclic. I do love the feature that it will accept M-16 mags though. Always though that was about the smartest thing I'd ever seen in a military weapon.
Oh and you suck about firing the Mk19 all day. I only got to pop off a dozen rounds or so on a tank back in the day.
 

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Shad said:
Personally, I think that the 240 is more fun to shoot, but the 249 is a badass little piece of work. Mk19 is probably top of the list for fun. Last time I did a Mk19 range, they took us out to an old missile range because range control forgot to schedule us at the range. That was awesome, there were old car frames and old airplane hulls and shit out there to shoot at. Burned through a couple hundred HEDP grenades that day. That and the guys we went out there with weren't dicks about the smoking at the range thing. I was in the middle of shooting a belt off when I noticed my grader standing behind me smoking a cigarette, so I lit one up myself. Nothing adds to the experience like having a smoke while you're rocking a full auto 40mm grenade launcher. Job perks :D
Jeeeeze. How do you guys get your hands on such nice toys? Military?
 

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Yeah, that last time was fun. Couldn't get any good pictures of the targets, though, as they were waaaaaay to far away for the shitty camera I had back then. Try taking a picture of a series of explosions from 800m away with a camera that doesn't have zoom. Doesn't work out too well. Damn shitty cameras.
 

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Shad said:
Personally, I think that the 240 is more fun to shoot, but the 249 is a badass little piece of work. Mk19 is probably top of the list for fun. Last time I did a Mk19 range, they took us out to an old missile range because range control forgot to schedule us at the range. That was awesome, there were old car frames and old airplane hulls and shit out there to shoot at. Burned through a couple hundred HEDP grenades that day. That and the guys we went out there with weren't dicks about the smoking at the range thing. I was in the middle of shooting a belt off when I noticed my grader standing behind me smoking a cigarette, so I lit one up myself. Nothing adds to the experience like having a smoke while you're rocking a full auto 40mm grenade launcher. Job perks :D
Jeeeeze. How do you guys get your hands on such nice toys? Military?
Yes, Mine personally was Marine Corps. We get all the fun toys.
 

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Army here also. I had lots of fun.
Shad, have you been around the bangalore torpedo(sp?) much?
That thing rocks! and it'll turn a pile of razor wire into small pieces. :twisted:
 

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There is a place in Scottsdale Called Scottsdale Gun Club, you can shoot belt feeders there and even the HB M2 ma duece bolted on to a HMVV or how ever it is spelled. All sorts of sub machine guns, P90, PPsh 41m, mp5. Auto rifles, AKs, ARs and M16s etc etc. You will drool until you see the prices, and then you get a case of dry mouth.
 

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Yea, we have a few ranges here were you can rent Class three weapons, tompsons, Browning 1919, M60, and a bunch of other money fed toys I have fired most of them.... but it pecks away faster at your bank account than it will at that target.
 

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Letting you know, that's probably not a good idea. The kevlar on those isn't really designed to stop concentrated small arms fire. It's more to soak up shrapnel from nearby explosions and the occasional bullet. Anything more than handguns and you'd be fucked. If you could get your hands on an M1114 HMMWV (rolls off the factory floor up-armored w/turbo diesel engine, saves your ass and hauls ass at the same time) then it may be fun.
 
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