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GD Lightweight Medium Machine Gun / LWMMG
.338 Norma Magnum / 8.6x64
10.9 kg / 24 lbs (gun with bipod) + 5.2 kg / 11.5 lbs (M192 tripod)
1244 mm / 49”
609 mm / 24”
Cyclic rate of fire
500 rounds per minute
Feed and capacity
338 Norma Magnum cartridge is a recent development. It has evolved from .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge by shortening the case and slightly altering its shape, to ensure same overall length as .338LM with longer heavier bullets with outstanding ballistic properties. In its basic form, .338 NM cartridge, when fired from LWMMG, launches very low drag Sierra MatchKing bullet weighting 19.44 gram (300 grains) at 808 m/s (2650 fps), with muzzle energy in excess of 6300 Joules (4600 ft-lbs).
The LWMMG offers noticeable increase in terms of range (from about 800 meters for 7,62mm GPMG such as M240 or PKM up to 1700 meters for LWMMG) and lethality. Terminal energy of the bullet at 1000 meters range for .338NM bullet fired from LWMMG is almost 4 times higher than energy of the 7,62mm bullet fired from M240. It must be noted that Lightweight Medium Machine Gun (LWMMG) is intended for many different applications, including use by dismounted /
originally posted by: stirling
Hmmmmmmmmmmm, I thinkin there will be a lot of cheap M16 variants available soon as they get their pick of battle rifle system together.....plus aMMO!!!! BY THE BOATLOAD!!!