The FN M249S, a semi-automatic version of the M249 SAW light machinegun, was originally developed by FN Herstal as the FN MINIMI and adopted by the U.S. Military in 1988. The rifle features the signature 20.5-inch FN cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined barrel and operates from a closed bolt position. Chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO, the rifle will accept both magazine and linked ammunition belt and offers a 4.0-6.5 pound trigger pull out-of-the-box. Barrel 20.5" Cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined, alloy-steel. Color Matte black non-reflective finish on all surfaces. Operation Semi-automatic, closed bolt. Stock Fixed, ergonomically-shaped polymer butt stock with pistol grip. Primary sights graduated to 1000 m., MIL-STD 1913 rail system. Chrome Plated Bore & Chamber. RECEIVER: Formed steel frame with claw extractor design. Fixed, pivoting ejector plus side ejection of cases. Top cover integrated MIL -STD 1913 mounting rail for sighting systems. BARREL: Changeable barrel. Cold hammer-forged steel. Hard chrome-plated bore and chamber. STOCK: Highly ergonomic polymer buttstock assembly with hydraulic recoil buffer system and non-slip buttplate. OPERATING CONTROLS: Crossbolt safety. Curved trigger for improved finger position and control. FEED SYSTEM: Standard disintegrating link belt-fed. Under-mounted polymer ammunition container helps keep ammunition cleaner for reduced wear and added reliability.
|Rate of twist:||1 in 7"|
|Trigger pull:||4.0 - 6.5 lbs.|
|Magazine type:||Belt-fed or standard AR magazine|