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Yea, were do I sign up to test weapons all day... Other than a Marine corps armorer, thats what im signing up to do in a few months. Free ammo, test all the guns you want and work on them all day... sounds like my kinda job....
 

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No but the M60 is still a POS design in general without teh barrel change. The M240 is heads and tails above it. The M60 had a bad reputation for othe reasons. The sear would wear goofy and the gun would run away or stop, the gas system had a tendancy to be unreliable, and generally teh thing is too friggin heavy for its size.

I would rather have an MG3 as well. Atleast its battle record is proven.
 

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Looks? how could you make the M240 look any better?.... put a bottle opener on it like the Galil? or perhaps give it some nice Teek wood furniture? oooh or how about a nice pink stock like they have here (I laughed so hard when I saw this pink AR-15 handgurds I had to book mark it.) I would love to show up at the range with pink furniure on my M4. :laugh:

http://www.azexarms.com/cavfurniture.html
 

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The M240B is actually a squad automatic. 2 guys in my platoon carry those as their squad automatics. There's like 6 or 7 different configurations for the M240. The M240E, for example, has no actual rifle butt, and it's got a trigger system like the M2, made specifically to mount on a pintle. Not suprising that they'd give us shit that heavy as a squad automatic, given all the other crap that they make us carry.
 

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What are they 28 pounds or something? not includeing the belts of 7.62.... and gear, sounds like a hell of a work out.

M240E6
The E6 is currently in testing, and is a basic infantry model designed to rectify one of the M240's few short-comings: weight. The E6 is a lightweight model making use of a titanium receiver block.
 

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Don't know the number off the top of my head, but that sounds about right. Oh, and I made a mistake, it's the M240D that's got the M2 style trigger system (can't remember the proper name for that style grips for the life of me). Still, that's some heavy shit to be carrying around all day when you add all that gear on top of it. That's one part of the job I'm not going to miss, all the gear. I'm going to get myself a nice desk job for a while.
 
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