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Old March 14, 2014, 05:24 PM   #1
Machineguntony
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M60

So I finally bought myself an M60. It is a Maramont New England Group M60.

My next goal is to have it upgraded to E4 or maybe even E6, although I hear that the E6 is not available, and only two are out in the civilian market. An E6 is up on Gunbroker right now for $70,000. Yes, you read that right, $70,000.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=399298555

So I was wondering if there are any M60 enthusiasts here on this forum. Anyone have experience upgrading an M60? I was told that the upgrades are simple push pin upgrades, that you do not need to be an armorer to upgrade the M60. But I read somewhere (I can't recall where) that some tooling may be needed, especially on the ammo feeder.
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Old March 14, 2014, 05:53 PM   #2
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Cool stuff, Tony.

You'd better start linking ammo now!
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Old March 14, 2014, 10:33 PM   #3
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My personal experience with a M-60

In Rural Fairfield County South Carolina in the Early 60’s the military had war games where we lived. It was amazing to see helicopters, army personnel carriers, BIG trucks, Jeeps and M-14 rifles, grenade launchers and M-60 machine guns. They all used blanks and ate “C-rations”. They set up one camp in the our cow pasture under the trees overlooking a large field. My brother and I age 9 and 10 traveled from camp to camp or cow pasture to cow pasture on our bicycles. We got in a helicopter and our big dog jumped in with us. A Sargent got a little upset and was very descriptive on what he was going to do with our dog if he did not get out immediately. Old Butch was very protective of his family. The fur on the dog’s back raised up and he let out an angry vicious growl. The Sargent back down and brother and I got the dog out of the helicopter. The troops treated us great and let us shoot the rifles and grenade launcher. I got to fire the M-60…Remember we were using blank rounds but they sounded real to us. It was a hoot and I will always remember those days. Life was good living in Rural South Carolina.

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Old March 14, 2014, 11:24 PM   #4
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I have emailed the gentleman at Desert Ordnance about upgrading my M60 to the MK43/E4, but alas it has been 4 days and I have not heard from him.

There is currently an E4 upgrade kit on gunbroker, but I am unsure of how complete is the kit. $7,000 approximately, with only one barrel, it appears. I have no idea if that is a fair deal for the upgrade. Since it is advisable to have multiple barrels, and an M4 barrel is about $1500 each, this is essentially a $10,000 upgrade.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=400911474

I can not tell from looking at it if the kit is complete. I don't see the M4 forend grip. Also, I am unsure how complex is the install of the kit. I have heard conflicting info.

Willie, I have 100,000 links ready to be fed to the Pig. Papa is waiting on the delivery date. I have visions of myself linking .308s.
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Old March 14, 2014, 11:34 PM   #5
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Hellz yeah... 100,000 rds waiting on the feds to give you permission to use something you already paid for. I love this system!!!!

I "got to" use a 60 in the Marine Corps during the late 80's. I wasnt an 0331 but we had 60's as a T&E weapon. I jumped at the chance to be a "gunner". It was a helluva lot of fun to shoot. Not so much to carry or clean

Did you get to load it 1 in 5 or just straight ball?? Either way you will have a kick with your toy. Congrats... Its a Pig
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Old March 15, 2014, 12:03 AM   #6
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Thanks, Shark. Yeah, it's a frustrating system for sure.

Actually, I have 100,000 links, not rounds. And they were cheap lol. I hope they work, as some have a little bit of rust on them. I will know in 8-12 months.

I am making ball ammo on my Dillon Super 1050 using these bullets.

http://ammunitionstore.com/products/...s-1000-ct.html

I cranked out 1,000 rounds a couple days ago. I have no idea if they'll even work in the M60. If they don't work, then I will have lots of really fast shooting for my bolt action.
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