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Title: SGT Morant


1
M 249 SAW
  • SGT Morant
  • 5th MAINT CO
  • RENEGADES

2
TASK, CONDITIONS, STANDARDS
  • TASK To familiarize the soldier with the M249
    Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW).
  • CONDITION Given a M249 SAW, motivated Soldiers
    and a will to learn
  • STANDARD To load and fire the M249 SAW and fire
    in combat situations. To also be able to correct
    any malfunctions incurred while firing

3
M 249 SAW
  • Features The Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), or
    5.56mm M249 is an individually carried, gas
    operated, air cooled, magazine or belt fed, light
    machine gun with fixed headspace and quick change
    barrel feature.
  • Fires from the open bolt position
  • Can be used in the Automatic Rifleman (AR) or
    Light Machine Gun (LMG) position for squad
    configurations

4
M 249 SAW
Primary function Hand-held combat machine
gun Length 40.75 inches (103.81
centimeters) Weight (Estimated weights
depending on model used) With bipod and tools
17.00 pounds (7.718 kilograms) 200-round box
magazine 6.92 pounds (3.14 kilograms)
30-round magazine 1.07 pounds (.49 kilograms)
Bore diameter 5.56mm (.233 inches)
Maximum range 3600 Meters
5
Firing Range for the M249
  • BI-POD
  • POINT 600 meters
  • AREA 800 meters
  • TRI-POD
  • POINT 800 meters
  • AREA 1000 meters

6
M 249 SAW
  • AMMO
  • M855 BallAgainst light materiel targets and
    personnel.
  • M193 BallRange training
  • M856 TracerObservation of fire, incendiary
    effects, and signaling
  • M196 TracerTraining
  • M199 DummyDuring mechanical training
  • M200 BlankDuring training when simulated live
    fire is desired (A blank firing attachment must
    be used to fire this ammunition)

7
M 249 SAW
  • RATES OF FIRE
  • SUSTAINED 100 rpm
  • RAPID 200 rpm
  • CYCLIC 650 TO 850 rpm
  • Rates of fire increase by 200 to 250 rpm with
    regulators
  • NORMAL COMBAT LOAD 1000 Rounds

8
Assembled M249
9
Major Components
1) Barrel Assembly (to include Gas Regulator)
  • 2) Heat shield
  • 3) Receiver Assembly (to include Rear Sight
    Assembly, Cover and Feed Tray Mechanism Assembly,
    Feed Pawl Assembly, and Cocking Handle Assembly)
  • 4) Buttstock and Buffer Assembly
  • 5) Bolt Assembly (to include Slide Assembly and
    Piston Assembly)
  • 6) Rod Assembly (to include Spring)
  • 7) Trigger Mechanism Assembly
  • 8) Hand Guard Assembly
  • 9) Sling and Snap Hook Assembly
  • Bipod Assembly
  • 11) Gas Cylinder Assembly

10
Major Component Pictures
Receiver Assembly (To include Rear Sight, Cover
and Feed Tray Mechanism, Feed Pawl, And Cocking
Handle Assembly)
Heat shield
Barrel Assembly (To include Gas Regulator)
11
Major Component Pictures
Buttstock Buffer Assembly
Rod Assembly (To Include Spring)
Bolt Assembly (To Include Slide Piston Assembly)
12
Major Component Pictures
Sling Snap Hook Assembly
Bipod Leg Assembly
Hand Guard
13
Firing Techniques
Kneeling Position Notice the weapon is fired
the same way the M16A2 is fired.
Prone Position Notice her non-firing hands
position the placement of her cheek.
14
LOADING PROCEDURES
  • FIRING PROCEDURES

15
MALFUNCTIONS
  • JAMMED ROUND
  • Cause Dirty or dry weapon
  • Corrective Action Clear weapon, clean if
    necessary, and lubricate with CLP
  • RUNAWAY
  • Cause Bad trigger group
  • Corrective Action Control weapon till out of
    ammo or break link
  • Turn in to Armory
    for repairs immediately

16
Check on Learning
  1. What is the maximum range of the M249 to an area
    target?

A) 800 meters
Q) What does SAW stand for when talking about
the M249?
A) Squad Automatic Weapon
Q) What is the normal combat load for a M249 SAW?
A) 1000 Rounds
17
??ANY QUESTONS??
TAKE A BREAK
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