What is M249/SAW?

M249/SAW meaning in Military terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
Squad automatic weapon. Primary automatic rifle of a team/squad. Fires the same round as the M14/M16, but is belt fed, capable of firing 500-800 rds/minute. Ammo is usually carried in 200 round drums or 100 round bags (also known as “tea bags.”)


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