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M-249 “SAW” Belt-Fed Machine Gun

Quick Details

  • Caliber: 5.56 x 45mm NATO
  • Type: Fully-Automatic
  • Category: Belt-fed/Medium Machine Gun
  • Origin: United States
  • Capacity: 20, 40 and 100-round belts
20 Rounds
40 Rounds

The M249 light machine gun, previously designated the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), is the US military’s LMG that has served since Panama, the Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (the battles throughout Iraq and Afghanistan).

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