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Apr 16

M249 SAW – 5.56×45mm NATO

A full-auto demo of the M249 SAW machine gun, chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO.

M249 Machine Gun Specs:

  • Cartridge: 5.56×45 mm NATO
  • Action: Gas-operated, open bolt
  • Cyclic Rate of Fire: 800 RPM
  • Muzzle Velocity: 915 m/s (3,000 ft/s)
  • Effective Firing Range:
    • 700 m (770 yd) (point target)
    • 3,600 m (3,940 yd) (maximum range)
  • Feed System: M27 linked belt, STANAG magazine
  • Weight:
    • 7.5 kg (17 lb) empty
    • 10 kg (22 lb) loaded
  • Length: 40.75 in (1,035 mm)
  • Barrel Length: 465 mm (18 in)