View Full Version : M60E3 and M240

September 27, 2001, 04:55 PM
What would be the difference in reliability and weight between an M60E3 and an M240? Also, if you've got any personal experienecs with either, please share. Thanks.

September 27, 2001, 08:19 PM
I'm not totally sure, but the FN minimi, in any form (249 or 240) will be lighter in the long run because of the lighter ammo. I believe that it is more reliable too, which is why it is, slowly, replacing the 60 as the LMG :rolleyes: in the US Military, for most purposes, but 7.62 is still better than 5.56 for many things, especially when you don't have to carry ammo ;)

Victor Romen
September 28, 2001, 01:40 PM
The M240 is not a different version of the M249 SAW. The M240 is a .308/7.62mm medium machine gun that is a variant of the FN MAG 58 and L7A2. From what I have heard it is far more reliable under more adverse conditions then the M60, but I'm not sure which version of the M60 it was compared to. Not sure about the weights either.


September 28, 2001, 05:22 PM
Oops, I was thinking of the SPW :o

October 3, 2001, 04:06 AM
The FN M240 is longer and heavier than the M60E3 that is to replace!:confused: