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Ramadi Iraq by MilitaryPhotos Ramadi Iraq by MilitaryPhotos
Liesl Marelli

A small flame bursts after Cpl. Jeremiah Winters discharges rounds from his M249 squad automatic weapon while conducting reflexive fire training in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, Oct. 5. Winters is assigned to the 188th Forward Support Company, 3rd Battalion, 157th Field Artillery, Colorado Army National Guard, 115th Fires Brigade.
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krisiskiller101 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. What a legend :D
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rida2 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Artist
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Quadraro Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional
you are featured in Real Terrorist Gallery on :iconfreedomfighters-da:
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DietPepsi1997 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
the M249 pip para with m4 style stock and 200round solid drum mag is my favourite m249!!!!! : D
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Artist
The TRIANGLE...Of Marines..and 10th Mnt Div,,,,Train STATION......hAMMER N Anvil....:hooraaaaah
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Kinzies-ho Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
3rd ID Combat patch! Hell yay!

Rock of the Marne!
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rnanbr Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy ..! amazing
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Brendan-Starling Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
i like the photo, but i wish we could bring all the troops home
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tanker22052 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Terrific photo!
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:iconbulletproofturtleman:
Is that a quadrant sight he's using?
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Dibbs0nJasperxx Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
wow awesome
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Daggerman2009 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BOLLOCKS!!! :3
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EricJ562 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet
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TheOnlyEpicWolf Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Really cool, that gun must weight quite much :O
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:iconbulletproofturtleman:
Nah its like 13-15 lbs
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JustFi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.... That's a SAW. Pretty sure it weighs more than 13-15 lbs. Pretty sure it weighs 16.3 lbs, non combat loaded. Meaning, you add a 200 round drum, that sucker's a lot heavier.
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:iconbulletproofturtleman:
According to the manual, it's 17 lbs with bipod and tools, the 200 round box is 6.92 lbs additionally, the 100 round assault magazine is 3 lbs, and the spare heat shield, spare barrel assembly and barrel bag is another 7 lbs.
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TheOnlyEpicWolf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Yeah,but concidering gun's wieght,ammo and when firing it like this it must be quite heavy ;D
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:iconbulletproofturtleman:
Ah yeah, the kickbacks still not that bad... maybe after holding that thing for a minute straight and firing it for suppressor fire, but that things light compared to the 240 Bravo.. which is 20 something lbs and I'm sure they've trained with both
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TheOnlyEpicWolf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Yeah, I know that they could have been trained and all, but imagine if you were to do the same with no training what so ever ;D Could be quite tricky to hold it right.
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:iconbulletproofturtleman:
Yea dats true. Thats why they train you up on muscle endurance in addition to muscle strength. Like laying down in prone holding your weapon without a sandbag or something to prop it up on means you gotta hold it up yourself and that can be tiring to hold up, especially when you gotta stay posted
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ReXspec Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Student Writer
TIP: Ask someone with experiance. I.E. Me.

I was a SAW gunner for the 1-503rd C co. 173rd Airborne.

The weight of the weapon (by itself) is 15.7 lbs. with a 200 round drum (as seen in the pick) it weighs about 20 lbs. Not to mention the SAW will ride up like a MOTHERFUCKER if you don't brace for it. In contrast, you have the MK. 48, which is a 7.62 SAW, doesn't ride back hardly at all because of the improved springs and the lessened weight.

Not to mention the fact that you carry a combination 100 and 200 soft pouches, and that amounts to about 100 lbs. of weight on your body--couple that with the fact that you have to climb the jagged mountains of Afghanistan and that REALLY sucks with the IBA with all this ammo on your body.

As for the 240 Bravo, it is IMPOSSIBLE to fire from the shoulder. At most, it can only be hip fired. Not to mention 500 rounds of 7.62 alone amount to well over 50 lbs.

Yes, you train with the weapon, you get used to it (hell, I even had a love/hate relationship with my SAW) but all-in-all, the SAW is a mediocre weapon and the 240 is a heavy bitch.

I would not mind at all if I had the MK. 46, however (SOCOM version of the SAW) that thing is a BEAST.
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:iconbulletproofturtleman:
You know your shit. Ever had to break down your saw completely and clean that sucker? I'm sure with the shitloads of sand over there in Afghanistan, that thing needs cleaning all the damn time. And yeah, not accounting for all the ammo, it's not bad for the weapons... it's just carrying all that damn weight with the iba in the heat that'll do it.
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