What is the difference between M249 and M249 SAW?

The M249 SPW is a lightweight and shorter version of the M249 designed to meet USSOCOM special operations forces requirements. The barrel changing handle, magazine insertion well, and vehicle mounting lug all have been removed to reduce weight.

What is the difference between M60 and M240?

The M240 had 2,962 MRBS and 6,442 MRBF, compared to the M60’s 846 MRBS and 1,669 MRBF. As a result, the M240 was declared the winner and accepted into infantry service. Although the M60 was lighter, had better balance, was more controllable, and there were many in the inventory, it did not work reliably enough.

What gun is replacing the M240?

MG 338
The MG 338 is also the same machine gun competing with the Lightweight Medium Machine Gun from General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems for the US Special Operations Command replacement for the M240. The MG 338 weighs 20 pounds and was designed to meet SOCOM requirements of firing belt-fed .

Does the US Army use the M249 SAW?

An American adaptation of the Belgian FN Minimi light machine gun, the 5.56mm FN M249 SAW entered US Army service in 1984, and has been in use throughout the US military since 1986. It is currently in service in more than 30 countries globally.

Is the M240 a 50 cal?

The M240—officially the Machine Gun, 7.62 mm, M240—is the U.S. military designation for the FN MAG, a family of belt-fed, gas-operated medium machine guns that chamber the 7.62×51mm NATO cartridge….M240 machine gun.

Machine Gun, 7.62 mm, M240
Feed system Belt-fed using M13 disintegrating links, 50-round ammo pouch

Can I own a full auto M249?

Contrary to popular belief, it is perfectly legal for a law-abiding American citizen to own/possess a machine gun (sometimes called a full-auto firearm or automatic weapon). The absolute easiest way is for someone to get a Federal Firearms License or “FFL” (even a home-based FFL).

Do the Marines still use the saw?

Marine Special Operations Command Raiders continue to carry the M4 carbine. That has had to do both with the profile of missions requiring shorter barrels and also a need for a greater volume of fire they still get from the SAW, a MARSOC spokesman told Marine Corps Times in 2018.

Do Marines use a 240?

The M240B (formerly called as the M240E4) is the standard infantry medium machine gun of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Does the Army use the M240?

The M240, M240, is the US military designation for the FN MAG, a family of belt-fed, gas-operated medium machine guns firing the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge. The M240 has been in use with the United States Armed Forces since the mid-1980s.

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