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    very short time just fooling with it, the trigger is very very good and does not need aftermarket work very little takeup and almost no creep. for a .mil its pretty damn good. if this trigger was on my scar17 i would not have bought a giesselle. i think someone at fn was listening.

    drawback very slight, is the barrel cannot be removed without the bolt held rearward. with some practice i should be able to two hand it but for now it requires a third hand or the bolt hold open block it ships with. there is no built in bolt hold open which i assume is a feature whose absence makes it easier to get batfe approval. with an ag the gunner can hold the charging handle while the ag swaps.

    the buttstock retaining pins are very very stiff be prepaired to smack the hell out of em till they break in.

    recoil spring is reminiscent of the scar17 and is 2 springs. a very very long one and a shorter one. charging handle is non reciprocating.

    over all build quality is extremely good welds are solid well done. finish is superb and flaw free for a military finish. i cannot see any flaws on this sample.

    feed tray locks tight and should be more than adequate for an optic.

    the gun comes with a very nice manual with actual photographs on basic operation care and maintenance.

    its going to take some real work to clean the shipping preservative. manual states clearly that it needs a full cleaning and relube before first firing.

    rear sight uses a 300m zero with a 25m battle sight zero. manual states to zero at 25m then confirm at 300m.

    i cannot think of anything else on initial quick review.

    my first impression is fnh hit a homerun.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LESTER View Post
    Congrats! on your new M249S
    When does your's arrive, Lester?
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    Congrats! Be careful the firing pin retaining pin, pin easily fall out luckily I found it near by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seainc View Post
    Congrats! Be careful the firing pin retaining pin, pin easily fall out luckily I found it near by.

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    even after reading this my pin went on a journey across the floor... it is indeed a most energetic piece.

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    today was our first range trip with the new fn m249s.


    we ran 400 55grn wolf 100 federal 55grn through belts and several different mags including magpul d60 drum.


    it functioned great.


    only stoppage was a federal cartridge due to low powder charge failed to cycle the bcg. we were just shooting steel so no accuracy report yet.


    for your viewing fun here is the wife shooting a beltfed for the very first time





    she shot the steel goat off the hanger. we ran it mainly with a surefire fa762k suppressor. the round hitting goat was way louder than the shot.

    Runs like a raped ape.

    To quote my wife: "MORE!!!!!!"
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    Good idea using a sheet. Would be PIA trying to look for the links in that grass.

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    Looks like you had a damn good time! on your first range trip. Glad to see you are enjoying your new M249S
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    thats a painters drop cloth. we also used a magnet floor sweeper to pick up links. picked up a few strays out of the grass with the magnet when we were shoulder firing it.

    it ran fine with metal mags, pmags, d60 drum, no visible damage to the magazines. of course it ran great with belted ammo
    Last edited by JonM; 05-15-2016 at 07:55 PM.
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    JonM - Thanks for the post and video. It looks like a fun time for sure! Congrats on getting your new m249s out to the range!
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    Very, VERY nice!
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