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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.

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.

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

 

 


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