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071-312-3028 (SL1) - Unload an M60 Machine Gun

Standards: Removed all ammunition and links from the machine gun. Cleared the weapon, ensuring the chamber was empty and the safety was on SAFE ("S").

Conditions: Given an M60 machine gun with a bipod, loaded with linked 7.62-mm ammunition. You need to unload the weapon.

Standards: Removed all ammunition and links from the machine gun. Cleared the weapon, ensuring the chamber was empty and the safety was on SAFE ("S").

Performance Steps

WARNING: Keep the M60 machine gun oriented on the target area while unloading.

1.   Remove the ammunition from the M60 machine gun.

a. Pull the cocking handle to the rear, ensuring that the bolt is locked to the rear.

b. Place the safety lever on "S."

c. Return the cocking handle to its forward position.

d. Raise the cover.

e. Remove any ammunition or links from the tray.

f.  Raise the feed tray.

g. Look into the chamber to ensure it is empty.

2.   Clear the weapon.

a. Confirm that no ammunition is in the chamber.

b. Close the cover.

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

d. Pull the cocking handle to the rear; hold it.

CAUTION: The bolt must be eased forward to prevent damage to the feed tray assembly and operating rod assembly. Do not close the cover with the bolt forward.

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

f.  Place the safety on "S" (SAFE).

Evaluation Preparation: 

Setup: At the test site, place an M60 machine gun loaded with a belt of five or more rounds of linked ammunition. Have the bipod legs extended. For standardization, begin with the bolt forward and the safety on F (FIRE).

Brief Soldier: Tell the soldier to assume the prone position.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Removed the ammunition from the M60 machine gun.

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a. Pulled the cocking handle to the rear, ensuring that the bolt was locked to the rear.

 

 

b. Placed the safety lever on "S" (SAFE).

 

 

c. Returned the cocking handle to the forward position.

 

 

d. Raised the cover.

 

 

e. Removed any ammunition or links from the tray.

 

 

f.  Raised the feed tray.

 

 

g. Looked into the chamber to ensure it was empty.

 

 

2.   Cleared the M60 machine gun.

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a. Confirmed that no ammunition was in the chamber.

 

 

b. Closed the cover.

 

 

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

 

 

d. Pulled the cocking handle to the rear; held it.

 

 

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

 

 

f.  Placed the safety on "S" (SAFE).

 

 

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