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Posted: 10/17/2004 10:54:35 AM EST
It was such a rush we only had a 10rd belt on it but it was so much fun. The guys told me that I hit my target quite well. I did not know what the hell I was shooting at I thought I missed big time. You can't really see sh#t when you shoulder fire it. One of the other Marines got a video of us all doing it so I'll see if he will let me show you guys it.

It did almost knock down some of the guys. I thought it was going to have a hell of a lot more kick then it did it was like shooting a 5.56 to me. I just had to share this with you guys it was a great experence for me.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 10:59:49 AM EST
thats sounds lik fun , I have only shot them from the prone and they are fun.

Too bad the saw isn't as tough as the 240!
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 11:07:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mak762:
thats sounds lik fun , I have only shot them from the prone and they are fun.

Too bad the saw isn't as tough as the 240!




The think about the SAW is that if its not Military issued one or if its new they are good weapons. One of the 0311 had a new SAW over in Iraq and it was great never jammed he was pissed when he had to give it up.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 11:07:07 AM EST
Cool! I got the chance to fire the M60E3 from the shoulder when I was in the Marines. I had a similar experience to yours. I didn't get nearly the recoil I expected, but then again, that sumbitch was heavy...something like 21 pounds IIRC. Glad you got to play a little!
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 11:12:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2004 11:22:26 AM EST by warlord]
tayous1: I'm glad you got a charged out of it.

I had a chance to try a real M14, 3 rounds in the mag, 1st shot hit the target, 2nd above and 3rd shot way above the target. No wonder they don't get people keys to make M14s full-auto, you can't hit anything after the 1st shot.

Stay safe.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 11:18:02 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 11:23:36 AM EST
Use shooting from the shoulder was not a "Standerd" type training but are CPL wants us to beable to use the 240 anyway we can and if we do patrols and someone shoots at me I now know I can shoot back at them from the shoulder.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 11:28:21 AM EST
tayous1: Did you ever find a padded sling for your M240?
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 11:39:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By warlord:
tayous1: Did you ever find a padded sling for your M240?




Not yet we where told that we be doing a lot of foot patrols this time so I want something that will not be uncomfortable.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 11:43:58 AM EST
1000 rounds would not last long! Imagine what the cost of ammo is for the US in Iraq.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 12:37:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
1000 rounds would not last long! Imagine what the cost of ammo is for the US in Iraq.



Worth every penny! Makes up for the eight years Clinton squandered my tax dollars.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 12:43:35 PM EST
That sounds like an awesome day.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 3:50:12 PM EST
Wow patrol with a 240!!

Good hell folks!
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:47:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By TZLVredmist:
Wow patrol with a 240!!

Good hell folks!




The first war I was the ammo man I carried around 1000 to 1200 rounds in my daypack the gunner carries about 100 to 500 rounds. At 28 lbs the 240G is not that bad to patrol with thats with the new handguards and the new sights.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:26:26 PM EST
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