Do Not Interchange The Barrel Assembly Or The Bolt Assembly From One Weapon To Another If You Do So It May Result In Death Or Injury

Figure 3-1. M240B machine gun, bipod and tripod mounted.

Ammunition 7.62-mm ball, tracer, armor-piercing, blank, dummy. Armor-piercing round is not authorized for training.

Tracer burnout 900 meters

Length of the M240B 49 inches

Weight of the M240B 27.6 pounds

Weight of tripod-mount M122A1

tripod with/flex-mount, complete 20 pounds

Maximum range 3,725 meters

Maximum effective range 1,100 meters with tripod and T&E


Tripod 1,100 meters

Bipod 800 meters


Tripod 800 meters

Bipod 600 meters

Suppression 1,800 meters

Maximum extent of grazing fire obtainable over level or uniformly sloping terrain 600 meters

Height of the M240B on the tripod mount M122A1 17.5 inches

Rates of fire:

Sustained 100 rounds per minute fired in 6- to 9-round bursts and 4 to 5 seconds between bursts (barrel change every 10 minutes).

Rapid 200 rounds per minute fired in 10- to 13-round bursts and 2 to 3 seconds between bursts (barrel change every 2 minutes).

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