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071-025-0004 (SL1) - Unload an M240B Machine Gun

Standards: Removed all ammunition and links from the weapon. Cleared the weapon, ensured the chamber was empty and the safety was on "F" (FIRE).

Conditions: Given an M240B loaded with linked 7.62-mm ammunition.

Standards: Removed all ammunition and links from the weapon. Cleared the weapon, ensured the chamber was empty and the safety was on "F" (FIRE).

Performance Steps

1.   Remove ammunition from the M240B.

a. With palm up, pull the cocking handle to the rear, ensuring that the bolt locks to the rear.

b. Return the cocking handle to its forward position.

c. Place the safety lever on "S" (SAFE).

d. Raise the cover and remove ammunition belt.

e. Remove any ammunition, links, or brass from the chamber area.

2.   Clear the M240B.

a. Confirm that no ammunition remains in the chamber.

b. Close the cover.

c. Place the safety on "F" (FIRE).

d. With palm up, pull the cocking handle to the rear and hold it.

CAUTION: The bolt must be eased forward to prevent damage to the feed tray assembly and operating rod assembly.

e. Pull the trigger, allowing the bolt to ease forward.

f.  Place the safety on "F" (FIRE).

Evaluation Preparation:

Setup: At the test site, provide the soldier with all the equipment listed in the task conditions. Use only dummy ammunition for training purposes.

Brief Soldier: Tell soldier he must unload the M240B.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Removed ammunition from the M240B.

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2.   Cleared the M240B.

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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 him what was done wrong and how to do it correctly.

References

 

Required

Related

 

 

FM 3-22.68

 

 

TM 9-1005-313-10