Gear: M240B



Fabrique Nationale (FN)
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Rifles
Average Rating:
(12 Votes)

The M240 has been used by the United States armed forces since the late 1970s. It is used extensively by infantry, as well as ground vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft. Despite not being the lightest medium machine gun in service, the M240 is highly regarded for reliability, and its standardization among NATO members is also seen as a major advantage.

Member Reviews

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    celston, Sun, 15 Jun 2008 07:50:05 UTC.
    1st review

    Very reliable and rugged. Lots of fun to shoot.

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    C_Repine, Sat, 21 Jun 2008 18:42:37 UTC.

    I used this weapon in it's Coax version on a M1A1 tank years ago. Good weapon!

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    aaaaaacaa, Tue, 24 Jun 2008 06:18:24 UTC.

    reliable and very durable

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    bradleyk86, Sun, 06 Jul 2008 05:02:37 UTC.

    i loved this weapon since i layed eyes on it and when i got to shot it and carry it i loved even more

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    ridenour, Mon, 25 Aug 2008 20:32:08 UTC.

    If doesn't matter if it is mounted on top a Humvee or you are lugging it around on foot there is no other weapon i would rather have in my hands.

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    CQBDJ, Mon, 22 Sep 2008 18:38:40 UTC.

    awesome weapon with three different gas settings you can put some heavy lead down range toward the enemy with stopping power of 7.62mm its just a bigger beefed up M249 SAW

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    fletc, Wed, 19 Nov 2008 13:53:03 UTC.

    When I was active duty we (USAF) adopted the 240B to suplant the aging M60s in the GPMG role and I must say that it succeded wonderfully. It's a little heavier than the 60 but that trade off is worth it for the increase in reliability.

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    Bulldog136, Sun, 22 Mar 2009 16:56:39 UTC.

    I got in the Army in 1987 and was upset when they replaced the M60. I got over it real quick after shooting it. The only misfire I had was when my gunner was trying to hand feed the belt and he couldn't keep up. We did have a problem with the buttstocks breaking in country, not sure if it was being used 12/7, the heat or a combination. But when you have to settle a city down this will do the trick. Residents of Sadr City, Iraq gave it a no star rating, they hated it.

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    103M, Fri, 27 Mar 2009 11:42:52 UTC.

    Truely God's gift to the Marine Corps Infantry. This weapon system has rifle-like accracy, devestating results on the enemy, great reliability, and ease of operation. This weapon had big shoes to fill when it was brought into play. FN was given the daunting task of replacing the iconic M-60 that was used so heavily in Nam and a dozen other fights all over the world. After employing this in combat i'd have to say FN knew what they were doing.

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    Nick14, Sun, 17 May 2009 20:43:15 UTC.

    This machine gun is the reason I became a machine gunner in the Marine Corps. Accurate, reliable, and just plain excellent in all areas you can think of for a machine gun. I wouldn't trade this gun for any other medium machine gun in the world.

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    MPZ, Sat, 21 Nov 2009 04:03:28 UTC.

    Fun weapon to shoot. Doesn't jam as much as the SAW 249, but a lot heavier. Great weapon

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    kass0586, Sat, 06 Feb 2010 22:36:19 UTC.

    Very fun weapon to shoot. It makes you feel like your invincible. Make sure you use seven round bursts though

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