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1

How many different types of ammunition does the M249 use?

seven

2

What type of ammunition should you use on the M249?

only authorized ammunition that is manufactured to US and NATO specifications

3

What configuration is M249 ammunition issued in?

1. disintegrating
2. metallic
3. split linked belt
4. packaged in a plastic drum

4

M249 ammunition is packaged in a:

plastic drum containing one bandoleer

5

How many rounds does a M249 bandoleer contain?

200 rounds

6

How much does the M249 bandoleer weigh?

6.92 pounds

7

What type of mix is the M249 packaged as?

combat mix

8

The 200 round-bandoleer is packaged as a combat mix which is:

4 to 1 ball to tracer mix

9

What is the combat mix?

4 to 1 ball to tracer mix

10

What is the M249 alternate feeding provision?

for use in emergencies, the 20-30 round magazine

11

What are the seven most commonly used types of ammunition in the M249?

1. M199, dummy
2. M200, blank
3. M855, ball
4. M855A1, ball
5. M856, tracer
6. M995, armor piercing
7. Frangible

12

M199 M249

dummy

13

M200 M249

blank

14

M855A1 M249

ball

15

M995 M249

armor piercing

16

M855 M249

ball

17

M856 M249

tracer

18

How is the M249's M199 cartridge identified?

dummy - six grooves/flutes along the side of the case

19

Does the M199 for the M249 contain a propellant?

dummy - no

20

Does the M199 for the M249 contain a primer?

dummy - no

21

Does the M199 for the M249 contain a flash hole?

dummy - no

22

What is the dummy round used for? (3)

1. mechanical training
2. dry fire exercises
3. function checks

23

The primer well on the dummy round is _____ to ______.

open to prevent damage to the firing pin

24

Does the M200 on the M249 have a projectile?

blank - no

25

How do you identify the M200 on the M249?

blank - the case mount is closed with a seven petal rosette crimpy

26

What color tip is the M200 on the M249?

blank - violet

27

Which M200 should be used on the M249?

blank -only the violet tipped one

28

When is the M200 used on the M249?

blank - during training when simulated live fire is desired

29

What must be attached to the M249 when used with M200 ammunition?

blank - the M15A2 blank firing attachment

30

What is the M15A2?

blank firing attachment

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