|Light Machine Gun|
|Ammunition Type:||5.56 x 45mm NATO|
|Magazine Capacity:||100 round ammo box|
The M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) is a light machine gun.
The M249 SAW is a man portable light machine gun chambered for the 5.56x45mm NATO round. Due to the very high rate of fire the M249 suffers from heavy recoil. This may cause aim drift under continuous firing. It is therefore advised to fire in bursts to increase accuracy and rounds on target. However, the M249's high rate of fire is also it's advantage, as the operator can engage multiple targets with suppressing fire so his/her teammates can advance on the objective more effectively.
The M249 is fed by a 100 round ammo box and can be fitted with a recoil reducing butt-stock and various optics.