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M249 SAW replacement?

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by brianjronk, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. brianjronk

    brianjronk Marysville, WA Active Member

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    Curious as to what everyone's opinions are of the Marine Corps' choice on the M27 IAR as the M249 SAW's replacement?
     
  2. iusmc2002

    iusmc2002 Colville, WA Active Member

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    As long as its more reliable that that POS, it'll be a good thing.
     
  3. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    From what I read it's not a total replacement but intended to fill the gap between the M249 and the M16 for some missions
     
  4. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Sure great idea until barrels start getting hot and can't be switched out. I for sure dont want to cary six or seven beta mags on me to feed the thing. The M249 is a fine weapond but many have worn out and need to be refurbished or replaced.
     
  5. zane

    zane Vancouver, WA Member

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    A closed-bolt, magazine fed LMG replacement is a BAD idea.

    Getting some Beta mags approved for use would work around the second issue, but the risk of cookoffs under heavy fire will never be fixed. Apparently they do shoot 2 MOA out of the box though.....

    EDIT:

    Looks like Magpul is already on the ball for high cap mags:

    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2010/06/08/magpuls-quad-stack-magazine/
     
  6. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    If those quad stacks can't get the job done then I don't know what else would
     
  7. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    What does this do that a M16 doesn't? It just sounds like a heavy barrel piston gun.
     
  8. zane

    zane Vancouver, WA Member

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    Exactly.
     
  9. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    It looks like any other M16. It must me a better price than Colt. :/ lol
    At least cheaper than the 6.8 from Barrett.