As unit armorer loved the M2 and tolerated the M60 if I was range officer and could control how it was handled. In the field it was a rare day when I got an M60 back that I didn't have to replace/repair something on it. Mostly because our young non combat types treated it like an indestructible 100% reliable machine and would go Hollywood on it. I could shoot it just fine but was never a fan.
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