What is the maximum effective range of the M240?

What is the maximum effective range of the M240?

The M240B has a maximum effective range of 1,800 meters, a cyclic rate of fire of 650 rounds per minute, and a muzzle velocity of 2,800 feet per second. The M240L 7.62mm Medium Machine Gun (Light) incorporates titanium construction and alternative manufacturing methods to achieve significant weight savings.

Is the Marines getting rid of machine guns?

Marine infantry squads are getting rid of their big, heavy M249 machine guns in favor of a new, lightweight automatic rifle, Matt Cox reports for Military.com, in a bet that grunts will do better firing fewer rounds more accurately than they did spraying bullets with the Squad Automatic Weapon.

How often do you change an M240 barrel?

M240 7.62mm Machine Gun

M240 / M240C
Rate of Fire (Cyclic) 650-950 rounds/minute
Rate of Fire (Rapid; 2-3 seconds between bursts) 200 rounds per minute, with a barrel change every 2 minutes
Rate of Fire (Sustained; 4-5 seconds between bursts) 100 rounds per minute, with barrel change every 10 minutes

How much does a fully loaded M240 weigh?

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Machine Gun, 7.62 mm, M240
Produced 1977–present
Variants See Variants
Weight M240B: 27.1 pounds (12.3 kg) M240G: 25.6 pounds (11.6 kg) M240L: 22.3 pounds (10.1 kg)

What kind of gun is the M240 B?

The M240 B is the “go to/can do” medium machine gun for all branches of the U.S. Military, offering absolute reliability, extended range and an exceptional service life. The M240 B’s cold hammer-forged MIL-SPEC barrel has a hard-chromed bore for longer life and improved accuracy.

How do I assemble the M240B medium machine gun?

20 Basic Officer Course B3M4178 M240B Medium Machine Gun Detailed Assembly Step 1 To replace the Feed tray, lay the feed tray on the receiver so the feed tray guides are aligned with the receiver brackets Step 2 Place the cover onto the receiver aligning its mounting holes with the mounting brackets on the receiver.

How many spare barrels are in the M240?

Each M240 model includes one spare barrel. Caliber: 7.62x51mm NATO Barrel Length: 21.7″ Overall Length: 48.5″ Overall Height: 11.6″

How much does a FNFN M240B cost?

FN M240B 7.62mm Belt-Fed Machine Gun. List Price: $21,109.00. Price: $14,999.00. Click HERE to Request Pricing. SKU: 12976814.

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