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  • M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon)
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M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon)
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RedMcCloud Jul 26 2012, 6:08pm said:

the original (FN minimi) could use M16 mags. I would like the spw model with 10 45 rnd m16 mags, and thos damn kids wont know what hit them :D

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RodentSoldier11B Jun 19 2013, 9:52pm said:

Yeah, the M249 does accept STANAG M16 magazines, but that feature is never used except in last resort emergencies when you've got no other options as it jams the weapon every time. You're better off just going with 200 round belts.

If you really want to want to do some damage with a mag fed LMG, you're best bet is the Ultimax Mk5. Or hell, why not just go with an M4 with a heavy barrel and Beta C mag:)

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weapon info:

name: M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon
manufacturer: Fabrique Nationale de Herstal
in service in: US, lebanon
in service since: 1984
purpose: Squad Auto Weapon

Rate of fire: 750-1,000 RPM
cartridge: 5.56x45 mm NATO
muzzle velocity: 915 m/s
feed system: M27 linked belt, STANAG magazine

The M249 light machine gun (LMG), previously designated the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), and formally written as Light Machine Gun, 5.56 mm, M249, is an American version of the Belgian FN Minimi, a light machine gun manufactured by the Belgian company FN Herstal (FN). The M249 is manufactured in the United States and is widely used by the U.S. Armed Forces. The gun was introduced in 1984 after being judged the most effective of a number of candidate weapons to address the lack of automatic firepower in small units. The gun provides infantry squads with the heavy volume of fire of a machine gun combined with accuracy and portability approaching that of a rifle.

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