Alternate Firing Positions

All gunners must master the bipod-supported prone firing fighting position, and tripod-supported prone firing position to be effective. But it is also equally important that they know other positions. Each gunner must be trained to assume different positions quickly during various combat conditions. The situation determines the appropriate position. The gunner must establish his position so that he can effectively observe and engage the target yet minimize his exposure to enemy fire. a....

Distribution Concentration And Rate Of Fire

The size and nature of the target determine how the gunner applies his fire. He must manipulate the machine gun to move the beaten zone throughout the target area. The rate of fire must be controlled to adequately cover the target but not waste ammunition or destroy the barrel. a. Distributed fire is delivered in width and depth such as at an enemy formation. b. Concentrated fire is delivered at a point target such as an automatic weapon or an enemy fighting position. c. The rates of fire that...

Machine Gun In The Attack

The potential increase of air and ground attacks on the unit demands every possible precaution for maximum security while on the move. Where this situation exists, the machine gun crew must be thoroughly trained in the hasty delivery of antiaircraft fire and of counterfires against enemy ground forces. The distribution of the machine guns in the formation is critical. The machine gun crew is constantly on the alert, particularly at halts, ready to deliver fire as soon as possible. If the leader...

Table G Weaponaided vision device combinations

Align the bore of the weapon to the optic, laser, or iron sight being fired to reduce or eliminate the time and ammunition it currently requires to live fire zero. b. Special Instructions. Here are some special instructions the gunner should follow Use only approved 10-meter offsets from Picatinny Arsenal (noted on offset). Ensure the proper 10-meter offset is used for the weapon configuration. Ensure boresighting is conducted 10 meters from the end of the barrel. Ensure weapon and...

Grooves of the gas cylinder

(c) Clean the three grooves of the piston using a 360-degree circular motion (Figure 1-23). Remove all carbon dust from the piston, inside and out. Figure 1-23. Cleaning of the grooves of the piston. Figure 1-23. Cleaning of the grooves of the piston. (d) Clean the hole in the front of the piston by inserting and turning the flat side of the scraper in a 360-degree circular motion (Figure 1-24). Figure 1-24. Cleaning of the hole in the front of the piston. Figure 1-24. Cleaning of the hole in...

Overhead Fire

Fire delivered over the heads of friendly soldiers is called overhead fire. It is used during training ONLY AFTER SOLDIER SAFETY IS CHECKED AND VERIFIED. The terrain and visibility dictate when overhead fire can be delivered safely. (See AR 385-63 for a complete summary of training safety requirements.) Overhead fire is delivered with any machine gun mounted on a tripod because the machine guns provide greater stability and accuracy, and because vertical mil angles can be measured by using the...

Engagement Of Moving Targets

The fundamentals used to hit moving targets are the same as those needed to hit stationary targets. However, the procedures to engage moving targets vary as the angle, speed, and range of the target varies. Targets moving directly at the gunner are engaged the same as a stationary target there is no change in the application of the fundamentals. But fast-moving targets at varying ranges and angles do require changes in the application of steady position and aiming. (For aerial targets...

Figure G Anpeqa with accessories

(1) TPIAL assembly with safety block. (5) Cable switch, 12-inch, membrane. (9) Cable Switch, 20-inch, button. (11) Training extender (Army only). (12) M4 M16A2 bracket assembly. This paragraph describes how to operate the AN PEQ-2A, to include battery installation, safety block installation, the button switch, the cable switch, the mode switch, and boresight adjusters. a. Battery Installation (Figure G-11). Unscrew the battery caps and install two AA batteries. Orient the batteries as indicated...

Prone Position

Machine gun crew drill, as it is described in the preceding paragraphs, is an excellent training vehicle for the machine gun crew. A continuation or second phase of the crew drill is outlined in this paragraph. It should be used only as a technique for adding realism to training. a. Inspecting Equipment Before Firing. The inspection of equipment for crew drill from the prone position is the same as that for bipod training and tripod training. b. Placing the Machine Gun Into Action. The leader...

Lateral Distance Measurement

In addition to estimating range accurately, the gunner needs a quick method of measuring lateral distance (right or left) from a reference point to a target. When the machine gun is tripod-mounted, width can be measured by aiming on a point, manipulating the traversing handwheel, and counting the clicks from one point of aim to another point of aim. Each click equals 1 mil and is equivalent to 1 meter at 1,000 meters, or half a meter at 500 meters. When the machine gun is bipod-mounted, the...

Field Zero

A gunner must know how to zero the machine gun at distance. He should select a known distance target between 300 and 700 meters. As the range increases, it becomes more difficult to determine where the center of the beaten zone is in relation to the target. Therefore, the 500-meter target on the transition range is recommended because of the ease of determining adjustments. a. Setting of the Sights. The gunner uses the same procedures as for 10-meter zeroing except that he places the rear sight...

Engagement Skills Trainer

The engagement skills trainer (EST) 2000 (Figure F-4, page F-6) is a home station, indoor, multipurpose, multilane, small arms simulator. The EST augments and substitutes individual, crew, and static-squad collective training. Using projected imagery and laserlight technologies, the EST 2000 provides weaponry that simulates the same physical, functional, operational characteristics, and capabilities of service weapons. Weaponry for the EST 2000 includes the M16A2 rifle, M4 carbine, M9 pistol,...

Warning

The M240B is carried loaded with the bolt locked to the rear in tactical situations where noise discipline is critical to the success of the mission. Trained gun crews are the only personnel authorized to load the M240B and only when command directs the crew to do so. During normal training exercises, the M240B is loaded and carried with the bolt in the forward position. b. Task 2 Bipod, Controlled-Burst Fire, Fixed. (1) The tower operator instructs the gunner to prepare two 7-round belts...

Cleaning Lubrication And Preventive Maintenance

The M249 machine gun should be cleaned immediately after firing. It should be disassembled into its major groups before cleaning. After it has been cleaned and wiped dry, a thin coat of CLP is applied by rubbing with a cloth. This lubricates and preserves the exposed metal parts during all normal temperature ranges. When not in use, the M249 should be inspected weekly and cleaned and lubricated when necessary. a. Cleaning. All metal components and surfaces that have been exposed to powder...

Danger Space

The danger space is the space between the machine gun and the target where the trajectory does not rise above 1.8 meters (the average height of a standing soldier). This space includes the area of the beaten zone. When the machine gun is fired on level or uniformly sloping terrain at a target less than 700 meters away, the trajectory does not rise above the average height of a standing soldier. When targets are engaged on level or uniformly sloping terrain at ranges greater than 700 meters, the...

Fire Commands

The standard fire commands are used as means of control during preliminary, basic, and advanced gunnery. The fire command must be explained to the gunner. The elements are given (as appropriate) before each dry-fire or live-fire exercise. The gunner takes action as directed and repeats each element as it is announced. (For a detailed explanation of fire commands, see Chapter 5.) When using the basic 10-meter range target, the fire command elements are as follows a. Alert. The alert is given as...

Function Check

The gunner must perform a function check to ensure that the M240B is correctly assembled. The procedures, in order, are a. Places the safety on F. b. Pulls the cocking handle to the rear, locking the bolt to the rear of the receiver. c. Returns the cocking handle to the forward position. d. Places the safety on S, and closes the cover. e. Pulls the trigger. Bolt should not go forward . f. Places the safety on F. g. Pulls the cocking handle to the rear, pulls the trigger, and rides the bolt...

Clearing Procedures

The first step in maintenance is to clear the weapon. This applies in all situations, not just after firing. The gunner must always assume the M60 is loaded. To clear the M60, the gunner performs the following procedures. Subparagraph letters are keyed to the lettered callouts in Figure 2-7, page 2-10. a. Moves the safety lever to the F position. b. With his right hand, palm up, pulls the cocking handle in the rear. Moves the safety lever to the S position. Returns and locks the cocking handle...

Figure G M hinge pin replacement

d Remove the MWTS hinge pin and hinge pin latch from the M60 mounting bracket. e Place the MWTS hinge pin and hinge pin latch through the holes in the feed tray and feed tray cover to secure them to the M60. f Insert the hinge pin the larger pin from the left side of the gun. Insert the hinge pin latch the smaller pin from the right. g Place the M60 hinge pin and hinge pin latch into the hinge pin holder on the MWTS mounting bracket. h Place the pins on the inside front of the MWTS mounting...

Place Direction And Elevation Readings On The Te Mechanism

Placed first set of readings on the T amp E mechanism. a. Centered the traversing handwheel. b. Placed direction reading on T amp E mechanism. c. Placed elevation reading on T amp E mechanism. 2. Placed second set of readings on the T amp E mechanism. a. Placed direction reading on T amp E mechanism. b. Placed elevation reading on T amp E mechanism. 3. Completed task in 8 minutes. TASK PLACE DIRECTION AND ELEVATION READINGS ON THE T amp E MECHANISM 1. Placed first set of readings on the T...

Danger

DO NOT FIRE BLANK AMMUNITION AT ANY PERSON WITHIN 20 FEET BECAUSE FRAGMENTS OF A CLOSURE WAD OR PARTICLES OF UNBURNED PROPELLANT CAN CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH. b. Storage. Ammunition is stored under cover. If ammunition is in the open, it must be kept at least 6 inches above the ground and covered with a double thickness of tarpaulin. The cover must be placed so that it protects the ammunition yet allows ventilation. Trenches are dug to divert water from flowing under the ammunition. c. Care,...

Figure G Mounting the ANPVS to the M light machine gun

Once the device is mounted, the gunner fires a 3-round burst to seat the device, checks and tightens the mounting knob, and then fires another 3-round burst. He checks the device to ensure it is settled and securely fastened and tightens the mounting knob if necessary. He does not fire at the boresight target during this procedure. c. Centering the Reticle in the Field of View. The gunner turns the device on and centers the reticle pattern in the field of view by using...

Methods Of Fire Control

The noise and confusion of battle may limit the use of some of these methods therefore, the leader must select a method or combination of methods that will accomplish the mission. a. Oral. This can be an effective method of control, but sometimes the leader may be too far away from the gunner, or the noise of the battle may make it impossible for him to hear. The primary means of the oral fire control method is the issuance of a fire command. b. Arm-and-Hand Signals. This is an effective method...

Figure M machine gun components

The M249 machine gun has a hooded and semifixed front sight Figure 1-3 . The rear sight assembly mounts on the top of the cover and feed mechanism assembly. The elevation knob drum has range settings from 300 meters to 1,000 meters. Range changes are made on the M249 machine gun sight by rotating the elevation knob to the desired range setting. Rotation of the rear sight aperture peep sight is used for fine changes in elevation or range adjustments, such as during zeroing. Each click...

Dryfire Exercises

Dry-fire exercises train the techniques of loading, unloading, immediate action, remedial action, fundamentals of marksmanship, sight settings, and T amp E manipulation. a. Ammunition. These exercises may be conducted using blank or dummy ammunition and should be conducted using fire commands when appropriate. If the blank firing attachment is used, safety restrictions for its use must be enforced. While the gunner performs the tasks, the assistant gunner Checks the sight setting and initial...

Cycle Of Functioning

The M60 gunners can recognize and correct stoppages when they know how the weapon functions. The weapon functions automatically as long as ammunition is fed into it and the trigger is held to the rear. Each time a round is fired, the parts of the weapon function in a cycle or sequence. Many of the actions occur at the same time. These actions are separated in this manual only for instructional purposes. a. The first round of the belt is placed in the tray groove to start the cycle. Then, the...

Equipment Data And Description

The AN PAQ-4 aiming light Figure G-5 is activated by rotating the ON OFF switch lever or the button on the optional cable switch. Either switch connects power from two AA batteries to an internal electronic circuit, which produces the infrared laser. Internal lenses focus the infrared light into a narrow beam. Rotating the mechanical adjusters with click detents controls the direction of the beam. These adjusters are used to zero the aiming light to the weapon. Once zeroed to the weapon, the...

Figure H Example completed DA Form R

INSIGHT RAIL GRABBER FORWARD RAILS RIGHT INSIGHT RAIL GRABBER FORWARD RAILS LEFT PICATINNY RAIL GRABBER WITH AL SPACER FORWARD RAILS RIGHT PICATINNY RAIL GRABBER FORWARD RAILS LEFT INSIGHT RAIL GRABBER FORWARD RAILS RIGHT INSIGHT RAIL GRABBER FORWARD RAILS LEFT PICATINNY RAIL GRABBER WITH AL SPACER FORWARD RAILS RIGHT PICATINNY RAIL GRABBER FORWARD RAILS LEFT INSIGHT RAIL GRABBER FORWARD RAILS RIGHT INSIGHT RAIL GRABBER FORWARD RAILS LEFT PICATINNY RAIL GRABBER FORWARD RAILS RIGHT PICATINNY...

Engage A Linear And A Deep Target

Engaged a linear target single machine gun . b. Manipulated T amp E mechanism. c. Used sustained rate of fire. 2. Engaged a deep target pair of machine guns . b. Manipulated T amp E mechanism. c. Used sustained rate of fire. 3. Completed task in 5 minutes. TASK ENGAGE A LINEAR AND A DEEP TARGET 1. Engaged a linear target single machine gun . 2. Engaged a deep target pair of machine guns .

Station Perform Field Zeroing

This station normally has six setups. Each has a bipod-mounted machine gun with tools needed. a. The grader tells each individual the range 500 meters to the target and has him simulate the firing of a 7-round burst M249 or 9-round burst M60 M240B . The grader then tells the individual what corrections for deflection and elevation in meters are needed to hit the target. The gunner is then graded on his actions. b. The following statement should be read at this station DURING THIS PERIOD, YOU...

Beaten Zone

The beaten zone Figure 5-2 is the elliptical pattern formed by the rounds striking the ground or the target. The size and shape of the beaten zone changes when the range to the target changes or when the machine gun is fired on different types of terrain. On uniformly sloping or level terrain, the beaten zone is long and narrow. As the range to the target increases, the beaten zone becomes shorter and wider. When fire is delivered on terrain sloping down and away from the machine gun, the...

Gun Number One Fire Mission Machine Gun Four Hundred Fire

Commence Firing Signal

Battlefield noise and the distance between the gunner and the leader often make it necessary to use arm-and-hand signals to control fire Figure 5-25 . When an action or movement is to be executed by only one of the gunners, a preliminary signal is given to that gunner only. The following are commonly used signals for fire control. a Ready. The gunner indicates that he is ready to fire by yelling Up or having the assistant gunner raise his hand above his head toward the...

Figure G Boresight adjusters for both aiming and illumination beams G Mountdismount Procedures

This paragraph describes the mounting procedures for the AN PEQ-2A M249, M60, M240B . Reverse the procedures to dismount the AN PEQ-2A. a. TWS Mounting Bracket. See Figure G-18. 1 Attach the rail grabber 3 P N 12598120 to the AN PEQ-2A 4 . 2 Loosen the knob on the AN PEQ-2A rail grabber. 3 Select the slot on rail 5 for mounting. Any slot may be used as long as the mount does not hang over the edge of the rail. 4 Place the bar of the rail grabber 3 in the slot of the rail 5 and hand tighten the...

Multipurpose Machine Gun Range Layout

The multipurpose machine gun range is used for conducting the 10-meter course as well as transition day, night, and integrated NBC firing. The firing area has 10 lanes. Detailed setup and target configurations are described in TC 25-8. The layout is shown in Figure 4-12. Personnel required for conducting the 10-meter range, as well as the transition firing, are the same, and they should perform the same duties for each training period. Local policy may dictate personnel requirements. The...

Figure G Using the focus knob

1 The black lens cap blocks the AN PEQ-2A illuminator or aiming laser beam should the device be activated. To use the black lens cap, pull it from its stored location on the side of the AN PEQ-2A and stretch it over the front of the focus knob or aiming beam so that it fits snugly in place. 2 The diffuser lens cap enables the illuminator or aiming laser to emit in a 45-degree cone 10 feet at 10 feet . To use the diffuser lens cap, pull it from its stored location on the side of the AN PEQ-2A...

Eye damage can occur if the laser is handled carelessly The danger area is meters in the training mode and meters in

6 To dismount the devices for each weapon, reverse the procedures. G-12. FUNDAMENTALS OF MARKSMANSHIP The fundamentals of machine gun marksmanship for the M249, M60 and M240B machine guns are the same as with the AN PAQ-4 paragraph G-7 . To use the maximum effective range of the AN PEQ-2A, the safety block must be removed and the AN PEQ-2A placed in high power. Because the laser is non-eye safe in the tactical mode high power , batteries for the AN PEQ-2A are issued to the firers on the firing...

Firing Positions

The bipod-supported prone and fighting positions and the tripod-supported prone and fighting positions are covered in preliminary gunnery. 1 Assume a prone position to the rear of the weapon place the shoulder rest on your firing shoulder for the M249 and M60 only . An imaginary line drawn through the weapon should bisect the firing shoulder and buttock, and continue through the heel of your foot. 2 Spread your legs a comfortable distance apart with your heels as close to the ground as...

Table Windage correction chart

Fork Assembly For Mount

The M122A1 tripod provides a stable mount for the M240B, and it permits a higher degree of accuracy and control. The tripod is recommended for marksmanship training and defensive employment. The M122A1 tripod consists of the tripod,and flex-mount with T amp E mechanism. a. Mounting the M240B on the Tripod. The tripod assembly provides a stable and relatively lightweight base that is far superior to the bipod. The tripod may be extended and collapsed without difficulty. It consists of a tripod...

General Assembly

The M249 machine gun is assembled in reverse order of the disassembly. a. Replacing the Receiver Group and Bipod Group. Place the bipod group on the receiver group with the bipod legs open and pointed downward. See Figure 1-18. b. Replacing the Gas Cylinder Group. Push the gas cylinder through the bipod yoke into the receiver. Push the cylinder to the rear while countering the pressure of the locking spring and guiding the end of the cylinder into the receiver with the other hand applying...

Section Iv Predetermined Fires

Machine Gun Fire Control Symbols

Predetermined fires organize the battlefield for the gunners. They allow the leader and gunner to select potential targets or target areas that will most likely be engaged or that have tactical significance. This includes dismounted enemy avenues of approach, likely positions for automatic weapons, and probable enemy assault positions. The gunners do this by using sectors of fire, final protective lines, or a principal direction of fire and selected target areas. This preparation maximizes the...

Range Estimation

100 Meter Unit Measure Method

Range estimation is determining the distance between two points. In most situations, one of these points is the gunner's own position the other point may be a target or prominent terrain feature. The gunner must accurately determine the range to set the sights and effectively fire on a target with the first burst. a. Not only does the accurate estimation of range affect marksmanship, but it is also required in the reporting of information and the adjustment of artillery and mortar fire Table...

Ammunition

Pictures M60 Machine Gun Ammo

The M60 machine gun uses several different types of 7.62-mm standard military ammunition. The specific type ammunition and its characteristics are shown in Figure 2-3. Soldiers must use only authorized ammunition that is manufactured to US and NATO specifications. The ammunition is issued in a disintegrating, metallic, split-linked belt Figure 2-4 . Figure 2-3. 7.62-mm cartridges for the M60 machine gun. Figure 2-3. 7.62-mm cartridges for the M60 machine gun. Figure 2-4. 7.62-mm cartridges in...

Section Iii Crew Drill

This section applies to all three machine guns and will be incorporated in preliminary gunnery and basic gunnery. The machine gun crew drill gives squad and platoon members training in the fundamentals of machine gun operation and confidence in their ability to put the machine gun into action with precision and speed. Rotation of duties during training ensures that every member becomes trained in the duties of each crew position. Precision is attained by learning and practicing correct...

BTask Meter Double EType Silhouette

1 The tower operator instructs the gunner to load one 154-round belt. 2 When the fire command is given, the gunner and assistant gunner repeat each element as it is given. It is only given once for tasks 2 through 8. FIXED, FIVE- TO SEVEN-ROUND BURST M249 or SEVEN- TO NINE-ROUND BURST M60 M240B AT MY COMMAND 3 The gunner gives an UP to the assistant gunner. 4 The assistant gunner gives the READY signal to the tower operator. 5 The tower operator gives the command FIRE. 6 The gunner scans the...

Figure Grid square overlay

1 Sets the sights for 10-meter zeroing, then fires three single rounds to form a three-round shot group. Re-lays on the target using the T amp E mechanism. 2 After firing the three-round shot group Figure 4-15 , places the grid square overlay over the pasters 1 and 2 Figure 4-16 and counts the number of clicks it will take for rounds to impact on the black aiming paster. Corrections for Figure 4-16 would be turn the traverse handwheel to the right one click. Figure 4-15. Shot group on basic...

Malfunctions

A malfunction occurs when a mechanical failure causes the M249 to fire improperly. Defective ammunition or improper operation by the automatic rifleman is not considered a malfunction. If cleaning and or lubricating the weapon does not fix the problem, then it is turned in to the unit armorer. Table 1-4 shows malfunctions, their probable causes, and the corrective actions. Carbon buildup in the gas system. Burred parts. Clean the gas regulator, piston, and cylinder. Failure to cock or a runaway...

Qualification Standards

Qualification with the M249, M60 M240B machine gun consists of achieving the minimum standards for 10-meter day and transition day firing tables. One point is allowed for each round impacting within the scoring space maximum of 7 points M249 or 9 points M60 M240B for each space for Firing Table I. For Firing Table II, 7 points M249 or 9 points M60 M240B are allowed for each target hit whether the target is hit on the first or second burst. For Firing Table III, place an X in the hit column and...

Meter Firing Qualification

The first phase of qualification consists of firing tasks 2 through 8 of Firing Table I for practice, and tasks 9 and 10 of Firing Table I for record. Before firing, all soldiers must be familiar with the tasks, the time allowed, the ammunition allowances, the procedures to follow in the event of a stoppage, and the penalties imposed. a. Time and Ammunition. Each gunner completes zeroing before record firing. Individual fire commands are given for each task. Task 9 is fired in 30 seconds, and...

Defilade Positions

Defilade Machine Gun

A machine gun is in defilade when the weapon and its crew are completely behind terrain that masks them from the enemy usually on the reverse slope of a hill . Fire, from a defilade position, is controlled by an observer the leader or a member of the crew who can see the target that is in a position near the machine gun. Figure 5-19. a. The machine gun must fire up and over the hill. Its fire must be observed and adjusted by a crewmember that can observe the target from a position on a flank or...

ATask Field Zero Meter Double EType Silhouette

1 The tower operator gives the command MACHINE GUN TO BE MOUNTED HERE weapon squad leader's pointing to the firing points on the transition line , FRONT weapon squad leader's pointing to the targets , ACTION. 2 At the command ACTION the machine gun crew conducts, placing the machine gun into action bipod mode 3 The gunner prepares the rear sight for field zeroing and checks the front sight blade. He sets the range to the zero target on the range scale. The preferred range is 500 meters. 4 The...

Section Iv Basic Gunnery

In basic marksmanship, the gunner applies the fundamentals in live-fire exercises during day and night. This includes 10-meter zeroing, 10-meter firing, field zeroing, transition firing, and record firing. Zeroing aligns the sights with the barrel so that the point of aim equals the point of impact. Ten-meter zeroing is for conducting 10-meter fire only and has no further application. Zeroing at range or field zeroing is the gunner's battlesight zero and must be recorded. Remember to zero both...

By hand tighten the torque limiting knob until you hear two clicks Using tools to tighten the mounting hardware could

Mounting the MGO to the M249. Figure G-39. Mounting the MGO the M240B. 1 If the target scene fills the scope to provide the maximum field of view, the correct eye relief has been attained Figure G-40 . No further repositioning of the M145 on the mounting rail is required.

Index

Firing, 4-1, 4-21, 4-34, 4-44, 6-3, 6-8, A-3 qualification, 1-30, 2-25, 3-30, 4-22, 4-34 10-Meter Boresight Offset Target, DA Form 7476-R, H-2 illus 4-15 illus , 4-47 adjustment of fire, 4-1, 4-16 advanced Gunnery, 5-1, 5-37, 6-3 after firing, 1-8, 2-10, 3-9 ammunition, 5.56-mm, 1-5, 4-41 ammunition, 7.62-mm, 2-7, 3-5 ball, 1-6, 2-7, 3-6 AN PAS-13, medium weapon thermal sight, 4-25, G-23 AN PEQ-2A, target pointer illuminator aiming light laser system, G-14 AN PVS-4, aiming light, 4-26, 6-10,...

Boresight Target Offset

Appendix H shows the most current 10-meter boresight target offsets. The 10-meter boresight offset grids are 1-centimeter squares, unlike the 25-meter zero targets. Some boresight target offsets are not available at this print. For more information, contact the infantry proponent at C co, 2 29 IN at Fort Benning, GA. Stability of the weapon is crucial in boresighting. Place the weapon in the Bolt Forward position during boresighting procedures. Do not cant the weapon left or right during this...

Meter Target Offset

Meter Offset Target Template

To mark the proper 10-meter target offset, the gunner must do the following a. Find the correct template for your weapon configuration. b. Count the number of squares starting from center of the bore light circle on the offset to the desired point of aim. Each template also provides you with a number formula for the proper offset. Example L2.0, U2.4 Starting from the center of the bore light circle 0.0, 0.0 move LEFT 2 squares and UP 2.4 squares. c. Place the appropriate symbol or mark Figure...

Basic Machine Gun Target

M249 Qualification Target

The basic machine gun target FSN 6920-078-5128 and NSN 6920-00-078-5123 is used for the 10-meter firing exercise Figure 4-13 . The following explanation of the target, including the size of the aiming pasters and scoring spaces, aids in zeroing the machine guns and facilitates control during the 10-meter firing exercises. The target consists of four sections lettered A, B, C, and D. Each section has four point targets numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4 and two sets of area targets numbered 5 through 6 and...

Vehicular Mount

The standard vehicular mount for the M249 machine gun is the M6 pedestal mount used on the HMMWV . One component of the pedestal mount is the M197 machine gun mount travel lock . This mount also adapts to other vehicles Figure 1-37 . a. To mount the weapon, the gunner ensures that the release lever of the pintle is facing forward. To extend the bipod legs forward, he places the front mounting pins of the M249 into the pedestal by squeezing the locking lever of the pintle. He ensures that the...

Meter Boresight Offset Target

For use of this form, see FM 3-22.68. Proponent agency is TRADOC. _See the back of this form for a quick reference card._ 1. Use the correct offset for the weapon, sight, and location configured. 2. Stabilize the weapon and the offset. 3. Zero the bore light while inside the barrel of the weapon. 4. Align the laser of the bore light with the dot on the 10-meter offset. 5. Align the MILES laser with the MILES rectangle on the 10-meter offset if applicable . 6. Adjust the aiming laser until it is...

When using CLP no other type cleaner can be used Never mix CLP with RBC or LSA

1 Clear and disassemble the weapon. 2 Clean the bore and chamber using CLP and fresh swabs. 3 Clean the gas regulator with the special tool scraper . Remove all carbon dust. Do not use CLP on the collar, gas block, or body. a Clean the gas-vent hole Figure 1-19 . Figure 1-19. Cleaning of the gas vent hole. Figure 1-19. Cleaning of the gas vent hole. b Clean the central hole with the appropriate part of the scraper by turning it clockwise and pushing it inward toward the bottom of the housing...