Originally Posted by Pistolenschutze
I will always have a special place in my heart for the M-60, Delta. Yeah, it is a bit outdated now, but it was one hell of a good weapon in its day. We always took real good care of the '60 gunner, humping ammo or whatever, because when he was needed he was REALLY needed.
Yeah I liked the M60. It had good balance. Rate of fire was rock steady, easy to work with. Believe me being one of the 60 gunners in a platoon caused a lot of pride. I remember sitting in Oporders and walking through rehersals and thinking okay hurry get to our (gunners') part.
The M240 is a bit heavier but generally more solid. Barrel changes are way faster, which is important. Adjusting the gas regulater gives you 3 rates of fire and it's dummy proof. Cleaning it still sucks though. And making a defensive position for it is still twice as much digging as rifleman do lol
On the M4. Very few in this military are anything besides semi/burst. By our doctrine we place rapid well aimed shots. Burst is good to suppliment a SAW that is out of action i.e. automatic rifleman mode. Full auto in an M4 doesn't do anything positive...it's hard to control so you just waste ammo fast, and if you keep it up you will melt the gas tube anyway if by some chance the reciever doesn't get so hot that you get a hung case in the chamber first. Burst gives you a high rate of controlled fire that normally will not damage the weapon.
Never say die!
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