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Old November 27th, 2012, 09:09 AM   #16
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Last I heard on a machine gun forum I frequent, that the owner of the one and only transferable M249 SAW was trying to get more, but the CMP set a limit of 10 cans. Or trust me, he would have purchased it all in a second.

Me? I just want someone to sell me a couple of the empty drums at a reasonable price. I have a couple ALICE SAW pouches these go in.
I'm probably going to pick up one or two drums this weekend if they still have it, if not a can. You can have the empty drums for the cost of mailing them. I have no need for them. I'll let you know if I'm able to pick up any.

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Old November 27th, 2012, 09:14 AM   #17
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ehh it is go to war stuff you load the tracers in the mags to keep you on target and to let you know when you are running out of bullets......
I always put my last 3rnds as tracer, and generally kept a 20 of just tracers for marking targets.

For peacetime they're fairly pointless, but for a SHTF box of magazines, they're worth having.

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I ordered more than 10 for my SAW and the order was accepted and is in processing.

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Old November 27th, 2012, 10:36 AM   #19
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I'm probably going to pick up one or two drums this weekend if they still have it, if not a can. You can have the empty drums for the cost of mailing them. I have no need for them. I'll let you know if I'm able to pick up any.
Awesome, I send me a PM and I can get you a UPS label. If your able to get any that is.

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I always put my last 3rnds as tracer, and generally kept a 20 of just tracers for marking targets.

For peacetime they're fairly pointless, but for a SHTF box of magazines, they're worth having.
Agreed. But I load my m14 mags four to one like a machine gun belt making sure the last one is a tracer. Tracers are useful things. If need be in the dark you can walk the fire onto the target with them.

I know we had an officer in the Stan on here that was using mags full of tracers in a non scoped M14 to tell his guys where to shoot.

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I ordered more than 10 for my SAW and the order was accepted and is in processing.
I think the 10 may have been when they were doing walk up orders only. I think they ether got more then they thought, or it wasn't moving as quick as they wanted.

These SAW drums are the old drums, new SAW ammo comes in "soft drums"(Camo baggies) now I think

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Old November 27th, 2012, 11:17 AM   #22
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I think the 10 may have been when they were doing walk up orders only. I think they ether got more then they thought, or it wasn't moving as quick as they wanted.

These SAW drums are the old drums, new SAW ammo comes in "soft drums"(Camo baggies) now I think
It still comes in the blackshell drums like this. The small pouch that attaches to the saw is refered to as a "nutsack". 240 holds 50 in it, think the SAW holds 75 or 100 if I recall correctly.

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So you can ether use these hard drums they come in, or put it in the baggie. Got it.

I know the molle setup for the SAW gunner (at least as the official army literature has it, we know you guys change stuff up in the field) has two 100 round pouches and two 200 round pouches. So I am guessing the baggies hold 100 for the SAW and go in the 100 round pouch, and the drums go in the 200 round pouches



From the army property site.
The "SAW Gunner Configuration" shown above includes a Fighting Load Carrier (FLC) Vest, 8465-01-525-0577, and 2ea 1-quart canteen / utility pouches, 8465-01-525-0585.
The FLC vest and canteen pouches are not included with the "Base" SAW Gunner set, which consists of two 200rd and two 100rd SAW pouches, for a total capacity of 600rd 5.56mm linked ammunition.

The old ALICE config was two of the green pouches for the drums.




I know the M240 has a 300 round bag that is carried separately too.


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If someone is going to the store wants to grab me two cans, please let me know. Ill toss in exttra money for a case of beverage of choice!

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Didn't seem like a great price being there were only 160 M855 rounds with the rest tracers. Setting the tracers aside (no were for me to shot those) the cost was slightly higher then what I have been paying. Regardless, nice novelty item being linked and going towards a good cause, so of course I picked up one. Was thinking two but scratched my head on what I would be doing with it besides adding to the pile, so stuck with the one.

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Taking the tracers out its $.43 a round. That's an about average price for decent brass cased new production 5.56 plinking ammo.

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Taking the tracers out its $.43 a round. That's an about average price for decent brass cased new production 5.56 plinking ammo.

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Last week I took possession of 1200 Rounds of AMA Danish 62 Grain Steel core Head stamped 12 (This Year) on Stripper clips each Clip sealed in Plastic. $522 Delivered. I am Happy with no tracers

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Taking the tracers out its $.43 a round. That's an about average price for decent brass cased new production 5.56 plinking ammo.

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Thats what I thought as well. Only plus is supporting CMP and minor resale of plastic mag & links. Thats ok, I cant shoot tracer on our range anyway.

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