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What do they store the extra box magazine in for the M249 SAW?
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Joined: March 02, 2002
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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 11:26 PM UTC
Does any one know where they store the extra box mazines for the soldier. Does he carry them around on him, or what?


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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2002 - 12:15 AM UTC
SAW ammo comes in 100 round plastic drums that are carried in a bandolier. The gunner will have several on him (unsure of his basic load) and additional bandoliers will be distributed among squad members.
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2002 - 07:12 AM UTC
When I carried a SAW I was issued 2. SAW Pouches (attached to the pistol belt) that held the 200 round plastic drum. Additionaly I/we carried 6 thirty round magazines on our LBV (load bearing vest). I've never seen a pic' of one but we also had a little canvas "starter bag" , holding 75 rounds, that was hooked/carried/whatever on the SAW. This arangement/basic load was the standard in the 1st BDE, 25th I.D as of last year.