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Posted: 1/1/2007 1:11:52 AM EST


Ammo was said "LC 72" on the case

It turned the inside of the 240 orange.

But, the 240b ate it like Rosie O Donell at a buffet. In 400 rounds there was one FTF, it appeared as though the primer was hit weaker than normal, I didn't think to try to shoot it again...
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 1:25:32 AM EST
Training budget cuts, Bush's fault........ Man, that is sad!

Good thing there are only 200 million screamin' Chinamen across from you.

All you guyz be careful over there, too!
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 1:29:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By stoner63a:
Training budget cuts, Bush's fault........ Man, that is sad!

Good thing there are only 200 million screamin' Chinamen across from you.

All you guyz be careful over there, too!


Nah...

Just 1 million starving norks... With nuclear weapons...

Vs us and around a million well-fed ROKs who hate communists like the reds are their stepmothers...
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 1:32:51 AM EST
That looks like it was issued out to the range in '73 on a rainy day and then put back in storage
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 2:21:28 AM EST
Those 240b's seem pretty rock solid.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 8:48:46 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SNorman:
Those 240b's seem pretty rock solid.


Damn skippy. "They" finally got it right with this one.
Thanks for doing whatever it is you do over there.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 8:53:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 8:59:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sylvan:

Originally Posted By Turret-Buster:

Originally Posted By SNorman:
Those 240b's seem pretty rock solid.


Damn skippy. "They" finally got it right with this one.
Thanks for doing whatever it is you do over there.

They got it right in 1958. We were just too stupid to know it.


Stoner suggestion?
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 9:21:17 AM EST
I was issued some ammo made in1968, worked ok.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 9:24:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By 11Badass:
www.tinypic.us/images/tiny-515255159.jpeg

Ammo was said "LC 72" on the case

It turned the inside of the 240 orange.

But, the 240b ate it like Rosie O Donell at a buffet. In 400 rounds there was one FTF, it appeared as though the primer was hit weaker than normal, I didn't think to try to shoot it again...



If you scroll up and down on that pic it has a weird visual effect. Or am I just waaaay hungover?
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 9:26:38 AM EST
my 240 will eat pretty much anything as well. its got to be my favorite issue weapon.

i used to hate it the most during cleaning time with the stupid scraper, but my dremel with a wire brush takes the carbon off the piston in no time.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 9:38:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By leatherpuke:

Originally Posted By 11Badass:
www.tinypic.us/images/tiny-515255159.jpeg

Ammo was said "LC 72" on the case

It turned the inside of the 240 orange.

But, the 240b ate it like Rosie O Donell at a buffet. In 400 rounds there was one FTF, it appeared as though the primer was hit weaker than normal, I didn't think to try to shoot it again...



If you scroll up and down on that pic it has a weird visual effect. Or am I just waaaay hungover?



nope , your still fucked up .

688
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 2:05:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/1/2007 2:06:51 PM EST by M60-E4]
The 240 is a damn fine weapon if not the finest! A little heavy but a solid piece of work. I saw a picture posted once of a Swedish M240 that was shortend on both ends and very compact. Very sexy!!!!

I am suprised it took the US military as long as it did to start deploying this weapon system in it's current role. Back in 1990, we used them on our LAVs while the M60E3 was still used as the infantry GPMG. Even then we wondered why they did not use the 240 for that role as it was a superior weapon system.

Click To See The M60E4 In Action

RIA M60-E4
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 2:12:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 2:17:14 PM EST
I'm wondering how the weight of that M240E6 is. The titanium receiver one.

Am I the only one who sees the M240 and thinks it should be mounted on a steadicam harness with autotracking?
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 2:24:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By Frost7:
I'm wondering how the weight of that M240E6 is. The titanium receiver one.

Am I the only one who sees the M240 and thinks it should be mounted on a steadicam harness with autotracking?


Not sure but that would possibly solve the only negative aspect of the M240 system...weight. Now the use of titanium may effect the cost of the individual M240s and could produce another problem but it would be well worth the money.

Click To See The M60E4 In Action

RIA M60-E4
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 2:27:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/1/2007 2:28:48 PM EST by HeavyMetal]
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 2:36:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:

Originally Posted By Tim84K10:

Originally Posted By Sylvan:

Originally Posted By Turret-Buster:

Originally Posted By SNorman:
Those 240b's seem pretty rock solid.


Damn skippy. "They" finally got it right with this one.
Thanks for doing whatever it is you do over there.

They got it right in 1958. We were just too stupid to know it.


Stoner suggestion?


Nope a reference to the M-60

FN got it right with the MAG in 58

It took four decades to get the 60 right.


Any why it took 40 years I have know idea!!!! The fixes were so simple. The adoption of the 240 put the final nail in the coffin on the M60 regardless of what they improved on it plus the 240 is a superior design.

I know the SEALS are still using them (MK43) until the MK48s are finally ready to be deployed but I have yet to hear any data on them regarding issue or reliability.

Click To See The M60E4 In Action

RIA M60-E4
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 2:40:54 PM EST
M240G, just plain firearm goodness.

Semper Fi
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 7:57:44 PM EST
+1 on all the 240 comments. Only complaint I've ever heard is the weight.

My unit just got close to 50 of them brand new in the crate. Walked by the arms room and did one of these:

It's going to suck when they detail us all out to clean the shipping grease from them. On the other hand when do you get to see that many brand spanking new machine guns coming out of their crates?
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 8:03:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sylvan:

Originally Posted By Turret-Buster:

Originally Posted By SNorman:
Those 240b's seem pretty rock solid.


Damn skippy. "They" finally got it right with this one.
Thanks for doing whatever it is you do over there.

They got it right in 1958. We were just too stupid to know it.


More like 1918..............

They say an M240 is a BAR with it's feed mechanism turned upside down, and and MG42 type feed mechanism grafted on.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 8:07:14 PM EST
The military is short on ammo.............

Yet they have 30+ year old ammo that they have had in storage..............

Not to mention the reports of WW-II .50 BMG being issued.

It seems they have more of a problame managing the ammo than actually running low on it.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 8:19:36 PM EST
Gratuitous 240b goodness. Mine would have had an M145 on it but the armorer was literally too lazy to put it on there (easy to attach as an M68) so instead of zeroing my M145 which was the purpose of the range...such is life in Korea. I just shot it with iron sights which were dead on...fun either way.

Link Posted: 1/1/2007 8:26:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/1/2007 8:26:33 PM EST by eesmith4]

Originally Posted By Frost7:
I'm wondering how the weight of that M240E6 is. The titanium receiver one.

Am I the only one who sees the M240 and thinks it should be mounted on a steadicam harness with autotracking?


kind of like what they did in 'Aliens'?
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 8:28:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 8:36:07 PM EST
Worst Tank!
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 8:44:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery:
The military is short on ammo.............

Yet they have 30+ year old ammo that they have had in storage..............

Not to mention the reports of WW-II .50 BMG being issued.

It seems they have more of a problame managing the ammo than actually running low on it.


FIFO, supply chain mgmt 101. Gotta love .gov
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 8:48:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By DoubleARon:
Worst Tank!

1 more week and I'll be under 60 days
101st here I come.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 8:49:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/1/2007 8:52:24 PM EST by DoubleARon]
I'm under 50, so there! BTW, the W2's come out pretty soon, you can go get your taxes done at the super duper Casey Tax Center. I just finished wiring up the network in there on Friday.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 8:57:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By DoubleARon:
I'm under 50, so there! BTW, the W2's come out pretty soon, you can go get your taxes done at the super duper Casey Tax Center. I just finished wiring up the network in there on Friday.


Awesome. Wait, it's in Korea...it's a trap...something will go wrong. I'll probably somehow end up extended through '08 somehow.

As long as you imagine the worst possible outcome, Korea can only make it a little bit worse than that.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 9:03:30 PM EST
A Private, a Rapist, and a Manchu walk into a bar....


And that's just the first guy!
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 9:04:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By eesmith4:

Originally Posted By Frost7:
Am I the only one who sees the M240 and thinks it should be mounted on a steadicam harness with autotracking?


kind of like what they did in 'Aliens'?

You know it's a good idea.

I honestly wonder if anyone has ever tried that though. Got access to a SteadiCam (difficult access though, not easy). If I had access to an M240 as well, I would so try to rig something usable up.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 9:07:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By DoubleARon:
A Private, a Rapist, and a Manchu walk into a bar....


And that's just the first guy!

Too funny.

I still wish I had ended up in 2-9. My grandfather's first assignment was Lima CO 9th IN, Korea (1953). Sadly the 2 battalions are almost identical.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 9:08:58 PM EST
Know what I hated about Casey? The smell from that river/sewage plant by the golf course. We used to run across that bridge when we dig PT for SGT's Time. It's hard to run when you wanna barf.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 9:39:40 PM EST
Ahh. My experience with the 240 is on the Bradley as the coax only...and even then, it was very simple.

I have seen '60s and they are definitely sexier in appearance, but they look like they are a bitch to disassemble.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 9:50:01 PM EST
I was a 2-4-T-B gunner for 2 years the first thing i did to it was get rid of the heat shields second was to put KAC VFG on my side rail (ALIENS STYLE) i carry with out a sling most of the time. it wasnt long before everyone 240B gunner in the battalion wanted a gangsta grip.
In Iraq this time last year my ammo looked like that in about 3 day in i left it on the M1114.

i have a love hate love thing with that weapon i hated but i didnt want to give it up!!!!
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 9:50:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/1/2007 9:57:27 PM EST by Dave_A]

Originally Posted By DoubleARon:
Know what I hated about Casey? The smell from that river/sewage plant by the golf course. We used to run across that bridge when we dig PT for SGT's Time. It's hard to run when you wanna barf.


Korea ->

Between the sewage plant on the flight line (right next to where we did our STT classes in the summer), to the pig farm on the run/road-march route, to that 'Korea Smell'.... Casey is probably worse - although only for the E-7 and above who'd be able to drive cars if they were down here (Hey - you will let a SPC fly a government-owned Cessna 172 all over Korea, but a CAR? Why that would be unthinkable!)...

Ah well, all of Area I is moving down here eventually - and the dumbshit will probably come with it - but I'll be elsewhere (and hopefully not coming back)... So I don't really care...

The ROK is definately a place to hold your nose... I have no idea how they can get ANYONE to AIP (well, Avoid Iraq - but there can't be that many of 'em)...

DEROS 13 Mar... Good riddance...

Link Posted: 1/1/2007 9:52:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/1/2007 9:58:49 PM EST by Dave_A]

Originally Posted By Tim84K10:

Originally Posted By Sylvan:

Originally Posted By Turret-Buster:

Originally Posted By SNorman:
Those 240b's seem pretty rock solid.


Damn skippy. "They" finally got it right with this one.
Thanks for doing whatever it is you do over there.

They got it right in 1958. We were just too stupid to know it.


Stoner suggestion?


Fabrique National MAG-58

The M240B's parent weapon was around/in development (IIRC) when the '60 was adopted...

But just like the M-14, we had to have a 'home grown' weapon...

We came around eventually...
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 10:57:21 PM EST
The other thing I don't miss about Camp Casey is Stroller Brigade. We have a little bit of that nonsense at Red Cloud, but it's not like it is at Casey.
Link Posted: 1/2/2007 6:32:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By DukeSnookems:

Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery:
The military is short on ammo.............

Yet they have 30+ year old ammo that they have had in storage..............

Not to mention the reports of WW-II .50 BMG being issued.

It seems they have more of a problame managing the ammo than actually running low on it.


FIFO, supply chain mgmt 101. Gotta love .gov


yup, we still have a 240 assigned to us that has a friggin right side feed mechanism and wont even fit in the mount. its awesome when you find 2404's on it from years before you got to the unit detailing the same problem....
Link Posted: 1/2/2007 6:37:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By stoner63a:
Training budget cuts, Bush's fault........ Man, that is sad!

Good thing there are only 200 million screamin' Chinamen across from you.

All you guyz be careful over there, too!


You would be surprised at what is still in storage. In Jan of 01, a whole 9 months prior to our realizing we were in a GWOT, I drew a whole pallet of 762 from the ASP at Bragg. It was late 67 dated ammo, the pallet was marked "FWD to 3d Brigade, 82d Airborne Div, Saigon, RVN"

The pallet was donated to the 82d Museum later that day.

Link Posted: 1/2/2007 7:07:03 AM EST
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