How good is the M249 SAW?

How good is the M249 SAW?

The M249 SAW was well liked for its rate of fire. In both the automatic rifle and light machinegun roles, the M249 SAW was effective against personnel targets from 20 meters out to 600 meters. It was considerably less effective against vehicle targets. The 100-round soft pack was universally praised.

What caliber is a saw?

The M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, or SAW, is an individually portable, gas operated, magazine or disintegrating metallic link-belt fed, light machine gun with fixed headspace and quick change barrel feature. The M249 engages point targets out to 800 meters, firing the improved NATO standard 5.56mm cartridge.

Do the Marines still use the M249?

In the Marine Corps, combat, combat service support, and combat support units as well as Marine Corps security forces use the M249. Previously, in Marine infantry battalions, the M249 was found in each fire team, manned by the automatic rifleman (totaling nine per rifle platoon).

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Which is the latest version of the Minimi light machine gun?

In November 2013, FN Herstal unveiled the improved Mk3 version of the Minimi light machine gun. The upgrades were based on operational experience and user feedback over the past 10–15 years. It can be converted to fire either 5.56×45mm or 7.62×51mm rounds.

Can a minigun be used as a vehicle weapon?

It’s just a good way to waste ammo, except in an aircraft, where you have a short period of time to lay a lot of fire on an area. And it wouldn’t make sense to use this for a vehicle weapon; you might as well stick with the Minigun, with its more powerful ammo, as long as the vehicle is carrying the weight.

What was the cost of a M249 light machine gun?

Light Machine Gun, 5.56 mm, M249 Manufacturer FN Herstal Unit cost US $4,087 Produced Late 1970s–present Variants See Variants

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