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Posted: 2/20/2006 12:20:54 PM EDT
way back when I was specifically told not to break link and use 249 blanks in my M-16 by a seasoned E-7 with a CIB.

My friend agrees, in my old age I am starting to think that if there is a piece of equiptment that can do everything most likely the military will use it rather than make two different types

I think the M200 is the only blank the army uses for 5.56???

I remember using mags full of m16 blanks to shoot the SAW and it didn't work that good but then again SAWS never really ran that great for me with m-16 magazines, even when they had the heavy spring...
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 12:21:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 12:21:42 PM EDT by roboman]
Is this a question or a statement?
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 12:21:56 PM EDT
statement looking for verification...
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 12:27:01 PM EDT
or for someone to cry BULLSHIT!
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 12:27:06 PM EDT
I'll be happy to hold your beer for you...
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 12:34:32 PM EDT
The linked 5.56 blanks for use in the M249 work fine in the M16. During training when we ran out of ammo for the M16's, and still had a shitload of linked 5.56 left, we use the linked ammo. We've never had any problems.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 12:38:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 12:51:17 PM EDT by SJSAMPLE]
There are separate blank cartridges for the M16A1 and the M249/M16A2 series.

If you're using SAW blanks in an A2 or M4, you're good to go.

Link Posted: 2/20/2006 12:49:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
a seasoned E-7 with a CIB.

And this makes him an expert?
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 12:50:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sd_Kfz_182:

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
a seasoned E-7 with a CIB.

And this makes him an expert?

No i just listened to him to save myself a ass beating!
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 1:22:13 PM EDT
Another SFC that can't read the manual apparently, the M200 blank is used both for the M249 SAW and the M16/M4 series.
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