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Shoot A Machine Gun From A Helicopter

Machine Gun Helicopters is a company in Las Vegas that offers helicopter flights where you can shoot an M249 from the door.

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FN Producing Semi Auto M249 Para

From KitUp:

Here at SHOT Show’s annual industry day at the range, the company — the maker of the military’s M249 squad automatic weapon — introduced the M249S Para, a closed-bolt semi-automatic rifle that nonetheless retains the look and feel of the original, down to the belted ammunition. The gun, which features the collapsible buttstock first designed for parachute missions and special operations, follows FN’s M249S Standard, released last year.

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Civilian M249 From FNUSA

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New LMG Being Tested For The Army

From Design News:

Compared to the gun currently used, the M249 SAW, the LMG is 21.5 pounds, or 41 percent, lighter in weight and also has a 12 percent reduction in ammunition volume. It was recently tested at Fort Benning, Ga., and 15 of 19 soldiers said they preferred it to the M249 SAW, according to the Army.

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