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New Machine gun is BS
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Joined: 5th Apr 2017
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27th Sep 2017

So me and Scott found out in surprise that the new standard MG for weapons specialist has changed, and we hate it. From the m249, to the Mk3 Minimi. The mk3 minimi, is a medium machine gun that basically HAS to be on a bipod to be of any use at range. Being a 7.62x51 its impossible to shoulder fire it at range and be accurate, its heavier, and you cannot equip the default laser on it. (Only the one that displays a very small, minuscule dot) If this is a style or theme thing because we are not marines or army based for not using the m249, I would understand. But the minimi looks very similar to the m249, that is to say looking very U.S. marine/army like.

There was nothing wrong with the m249 and it should be changed back. It makes sense to use this in a seperate Machine Gun team, but for every section to have a MMG over an LMG is quite rediculous. I would just like an explanation on why this is a good change or a reassurance that it'll be changed in some way in the future.  - Austin
Joined: 6th Aug 2017
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28th Sep 2017

First off, if you're trying to fire any automatic weapon unsupported, then you're doing it wrong. Second, just because something looks similar doesn't mean it is similar. We chose the Minimi because it provides the user with a larger versatility. Also, if you have an issue, posting a rant on the forums is not the way to get it handled.
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28th Sep 2017

About the unsupported fire thing,  it is perfectly possible to fire an m249 accurate at long ranges unsupported, just because you may not able too dosent mean its impossible. I also see no more versatility with this new weapon than the old MG. I'd like to hear why it does so because i think it provides far less versatility than the m249 for reasons already stated. And finally if bringing this to the units attention is not the way to get things fixed, tell me why that is and how to do it the "Proper" way then.
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28th Sep 2017

Bring it up your chain, plus we’re trying to stray away from American weapon systems to be unique.
Joined: 12th Sep 2017
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28th Sep 2017

I want to say that I already knew about the new machinegun and I have used it; you must be thinking of someone else Austin.
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28th Sep 2017

Pvt Austin,

The standard issued Light Machine Gun has never been the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon. It was previously the Maschinengewehr 42 and Maschinengewehr 3. The reason we have swapped to the Mk3 Minimi is we wanted to keep a similar caliber Machine gun, that was still effective at similar ranges. The mod we so happened to choose for our Standard Service Rifle so happened to have said Machine gun. It kept along with all of the parameters we were looking for and most found it enjoyable to use. Also LAv Swanson has a point, if you are the weapon specialist and you are a machine gunner for the mission your main job is to preform cover fire and achieve fire superiority over the enemy. As for the Laser pointer I am sorry for the inconvenience, command staff will find a way to integrate a better working laser pointer into the attachments for it. Hopefully this will satisfy your questions and lead to a better understanding as to why we use that specific platform.

Sincerely,
LT Aneastin
Commanding Officer of Zulu squad


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