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Question about M249 ammo box
terminators
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 07:42 PM UTC
Hello, I wonder how are packaged those boxes for M249 ?

And also if they are rechargeable or single use ?

HermannB
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 09:10 PM UTC
I saw soldiers throwing empty boxes of blank rounds away during exercise. So it`s likely that the are expendable.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 11:40 PM UTC
They come preloaded in either a box or ammo can. Once empty, the plastic ammo box is discarded.




terminators
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 01:46 AM UTC
Hermann, Gino, Thank you very much for your help.

Thank you for the pictures and explanations.