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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.

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.

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

Return the cocking handle
to its forward position.

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

Raise the cover and remove
ammunition belt.

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

2.   Clear the M240B.

Confirm that no ammunition
remains in the chamber.

Close the cover.

Place the safety on
"F" (FIRE).

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

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

Pull the trigger, allowing
the bolt to ease forward.

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.

Soldier: Tell soldier he must unload the




1.   Removed ammunition from the M240B.

2.   Cleared the M240B.

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












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