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What publication covers the M249 SAW?
FM 3-22.68 Crew Served Machine Guns
Describe the M249?
The M249 is a gas operated, air cooled, belt-fed and magazine fed automatic weapon that fires from the open bolt position
What TM covers the M249?
TM 9-1005-201-10
How many components is a M249 made up of?
18 major components
What position should the bolt be in while breaking down a M249?
The bolt should be forward
What are the five firing positions for a M249?
Bipod-steadied position, Shoulder, Hip, Underarm, Mounted
What is the maximum effective range of a M249?
Point targets- 600 meters, Area targets- 800 meters, Suppression- 1,000 meters
How do you place a M249 on safe?
The bolt most be locked to the rear, then push the safety button to the right. The red ring should not be visible
What FM covers the M240B?
FM 3-22.68 Chapter 3
Describe the M240B?
The M240B is a belt-fed, air-cooled, gas-operated, fully automatic machine gun that fires from the open bolt position
What is the sustained rate of fire for the M240B?
100 rounds per minute fired in 6 to 9 round bursts and 4 to 5 seconds between bursts Barrel change every ten minutes
What is the maximum effective range of the M240B?
1100 meters
What are the proper clearing procedures for the M240B?
Move the safety to the fire position, With the right hand (palm up) pull the cocking handle to the rear, ensuring the bolt is locked to the rear, Return the cocking handle to its forward position, Place the safety on safe, Raise the cover assembly and conduct the four-point safety check for brass, links, or ammunition, Close the feed tray and cover the assembly and place the safety to the fire position Pull the cocking handle to the rear, and pull the trigger while manually riding the bolt forward and then close the ejection port cover
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