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071-025-0003 (SL1) - Load an M240B Machine Gun

Standards: Loaded linked ammunition in the feed tray groove so that, when the cover was closed, a round remained in the tray groove and ammunition fed correctly.

Conditions: Given a cleared M240B machine gun (mounted on bipod, tripod, or vehicle) and linked 7.62-mm ammunition.

Standards: Loaded linked ammunition in the feed tray groove so that, when the cover was closed, a round remained in the tray groove and ammunition fed correctly.

Performance Steps

1.   Clear the weapon.

a. Place safety to the "F" position.

b. Charge the weapon.

(1)  Pull the cocking handle to the rear, locking the bolt in the rear position.

(2)  Push the cocking handle to the forward and locked position.

c. Place safety to the "S" position.

d. Open the cover assembly.

(1)  Press in and hold the feed cover latches.

(2)  While holding the latches, lift up on the cover assembly.

e. Remove any ammunition that is present.

f.  Raise the feed tray.

g. Inspect the chamber to ensure no ammunition is present.

h. Lower the feed tray.

i.   Place safety to the "F" position.

j.   Pull and hold cocking handle to the rear.

k. While holding the cocking handle to the rear, depress the trigger and ease the bolt forward to the closed and locked position.

2.   Load ammunition.

Note. Position the open side of links in the down position.

a. Place link belt on feed tray with the first round against the cartridge stop and tip of round pointing toward the barrel.

b. Close the cover assembly ensuring the latches lock into place.

CAUTION: Make sure round does not move away from cartridge stop during closing and latching of cover

Evaluation Preparation: 

Setup: Use dummy ammunition to test this task. At the test position, provide an M240B and a belt of linked dummy 7.62-mm ammunition. For standardization, always place the bolt and cocking handle forward and the safety on "S." Ensure the ammunition is clean and linked properly.

Brief Soldier: Tell the soldier to load the M240B machine gun.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Cleared weapon.

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2.   Loaded ammunition.

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Evaluation Guidance:  Score the soldier GO if all performance measures are passed. Score the soldier NO GO if any performance measure is failed. If the soldier scores NO GO, show what was done wrong and how to do it correctly.

References

 

Required

Related

 

 

FM 3-22.68

 

 

TM 9-1005-313-10