The Saw And Components Of The SawrW

b. SIGHTS. The SAW has a hooded and semi-fixed front sight. The rear sight is mounted on the top cover of the ammunition feed mechanism assembly. The elevation knob drum is marked for each 100 meters of range, from 300 meters to a maximum of 1,000 meters. Range changes are made on the SAW sight by rotating the elevation knob to the desired range setting Rotation of the peep sight is used for fine elevation or range adjustments, such as during zeroing. Each click of the peep sight (180-degree turn) equals a 1/2-mil change in elevation. The sight is adjusted for windage by rotating the windage knob. Each click of windage adjustment also equals a 1/2-mil change.

Components M249

SLIDING SCALE

ELEVATION KNOB

WINDAGE KNOB

FRONT SIGHT

REAR SIGHT

c. SAFETY. The safety is on the trigger housing. Pushing the safety from left to right (red ring NOT visible) renders the weapon SAFE, and the bolt cannot be released to go forward. Pushing the safety right to left (red ring visible) renders the weapon off SAFE and ready to fire. The cocking handle on the right side of the weapon is used to pull the bolt to the rear.

CAUTION

THE COCKING HANDLE MUST BE MANUALLY RETURNED TO THE FORWARD POSITION EACH TIME THE BOLT IS MANUALLY PULLED TO THE REAR.

CAUTION

THE COCKING HANDLE MUST BE MANUALLY RETURNED TO THE FORWARD POSITION EACH TIME THE BOLT IS MANUALLY PULLED TO THE REAR.

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