M60 E4 - Have you seen it?!?!

Discussion in 'NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion' started by Dillinger, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Okay, so the folks at US Ordnance have released their new M60E4 and this thing is IMPRESSIVE.

    I have a video that was sent to me, it's four megs and I don't believe we can upload video here, but I will send it to anyone that wants to see it, just PM with your e-mail addy.

    This thing has a "test" run where they link 850 rounds of belt fed 7.62 and run the thing for 1 minute and 45 seconds STRAIGHT with one pull of the trigger! That is impressive performance.

    Having spent a little time behind the trigger on the older, big heavy stock M-60, I have to say this new model literally had me open mouthed at the performance and reliability. Very impressive stuff.

    JD
     
  2. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    A buddy of mine showed it to me last year and I had it posted to my Myspace profile but it was removed from YouTube for "Terms of use violation" whatever the hell that means.

    That guy was digging a ditch with it, pretty impressive JD.
     

  3. Dillinger

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    I tried to find it hosted so I could link it, but to no avail. If it came out a year ago I REALLY missed the "F"ing boat on that one, but it's one hell of an awesome machine.

    You are right, you could have laid down in that dirt ditch he blasted during that run... LOL

    JD
     
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  4. matt g

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    Carries many of the same specs an the E3. The only difference that I can see is the STANAG rails. I liked that the grip on the E3 was mounted way farther forward that the one pictured is.

    After seeing the M240B/G in action and comparing the specs on it and the M60 E4, I'm going to have stick with my choice of the M240. There are design flaws in the M60 platform that were corrected when the 240 was designed.

    JD, he's right, the E4 has been out for quite a while now. When the Army picked up the M240, the E4 was in the tests.

    http://www.usord.com/Employment_USORD.htm Interesting, they're looking for people. I'm qualified for 3 of those 4 jobs listed.
     
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  5. Jay

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  6. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    850 rds. in one pull? Retarded, but cool. If you listen to the audio, you can hear the timing start to suffer from the metals expanding.

    I've had 3 guns on line "talking" them for close to an hour before. It was butt loads of fun. That was the day that we took 12 M60E3 retrofits to the range at 0530 and left the range at 1900 with 3 functional guns. We destroyed and/or canalized 9 guns through out the day.

    We had something dumb, like 600k rds to burn and 10 guys that were willing to do it. Good times, good times...
     
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  7. Dillinger

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    It is retarded, but cool none that less. That is some pretty impressive string of rounds through that gun though. Much more reliable than a lot of the previous offerings...

    That's the video I got sent, thank Jay!

    JD
     
  8. SGT-MILLER

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    The M60 is always gonna be the king of the crew served weapons, in my humble opinion.

    Nothing beats the pig.:)


    M249 is great for laying out a steady stream of the smaller 5.56mm.

    M240 is an excellent weapon, but it's finicky (at least the ones in my unit are) and bulky. The only thing that some people tend to like is the ability to change the fire rate from 600 to around 900 rpm.
     
  9. matt g

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    You need to beat on your 240s. The only reason that the pigs are so reliable is because they've been through a couple of wars, so all of the crap guns have either been fixed or scrapped.
     
  10. dragunovsks

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    I like the guys inthusiasm at the end, "Whoa"
     
  11. SGT-MILLER

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    matt g posted:
    What we need to do is get rid of the 240s, and get some M-60E3s in our inventory. They are much easier to lug around and would fit our ABD role alot better.
     
  12. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    You ever have the pleasure of running a pig? It definitely makes your pants tight.
     
  13. SGT-MILLER

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    This video shows perfectly why I would rather have M-60E3s in my unit versus the bulky M240 crew served weapons.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR-_NWKCaxo"]YouTube - 100rd stage shot with the M-60E3[/ame]

    I love the fact that the M-60E3 is portable, and serves a great purpose (along with making the pants tight, that is......).
     
  14. SGT-MILLER

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    The only thing better than the M-60 is shooting a "Ma Deuce"

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNWcxouakMI]YouTube - Me on Troys HMMWV shooting the M2[/ame]
     
  15. wildgeese

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    I agree i still love a M-60....even with its flaws...give me 3 rounds to fire single shot to site it in and id hit your head at 500+ yards....no 5.56 has the punch a 7.62x51 has...

    thou the FN Mag machine gun i used in rhodesia i liked alot also.