Neverserved here

Why aren't more belt-fed machine guns designed to feed from the right? It seems it would facilitate the job of the assistant gunner. What am I missing?

  1. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Because most shooters are right handed, and having an ammo bitch is a luxury, not a necessity.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      I never had an A gunner. Life was pain carrying all that shit

  2. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Former 240 AG here, all the controls I needed to run were on the left side too so I could help feed ammo and do spare barrel changes easily from the left side and the gunner was free to focus on accurately engaging the target. The PKM is a great machine gun regardless.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Civilian fag here. Is a non disintegrating belt really an issue? That is the only real downside I can see with the PKM, but again, civilian fag.

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        why is it a downside?

        there were many programs on improvement of the PK and the only major change that was adopted was the forced barrel cooling in the PKP

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        why is it a downside?

        there were many programs on improvement of the PK and the only major change that was adopted was the forced barrel cooling in the PKP

        i only larp, but it's annoying to have the empty half jangling and catching almost magnetically on every piece of underbrush

        the same reason I switched to dm6 links in the mg3

  3. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Alright hold up, that motherfucker wearing wool gloves in the middle of a sunny day in Iraq?

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Asbestos for barrel changes I believe

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        you don't change the barrels on a PKM

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          you do. PK(M)s have two barrels, PKPs have one.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Then why did they design it with a quick-release barrel?
          There's a sliding block in the top of the trunnion under the feed cover that unlocks the barrel (which is why you need a heat-proof glove, because that part gets hot), then you pivot the carry handle forward to lever the barrel free of the trunnion and then it slides right out

  4. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I’m also neverserved. It’s probably cause most people are right handed, so the right side is used for ejection.

  5. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    The Miltary moving to 5.56 Squad Automatic Weapons was a short sided mistake.
    7.62x51 is superior in every way except capacity.
    >muh troop can carry more ammo
    Just learn to control your rate of fire. Bursts are more effective than blowing all your ammo shooting at thin air.
    >muh weight
    They could have incorporated carbon fiber furniture or dropped some weight.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Just learn to control your rate of fire. Bursts are more effective than blowing all your ammo shooting at thin air.
      Volume of fire is what determines suppression when accuracy is lacking. If you can't pinpoint your enemy positions, you'll always be better off with more fire going their way than not.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        In Afghanistan the Taliban would fire at US troops from distances greater than the reach of 5.56
        I watched an entire SF video of this.
        They had to go back to shooting higher caliber rifles.
        They could have just studied the Russian Afghan war.
        And no 5.56 sucks at distance.
        Look up the ballistics for 7.62x51 its phenominal military cartridge

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          If you need to engage the enemy further away call artillery, why do you dislike your artillerymen?

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      >short sided mistake
      They realized that the squads had one two many calipers, and decided to standardize on the diamon-dozen 5.56. Who can blame them?

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      >>muh weight
      >They could have incorporated carbon fiber furniture or dropped some weight.

      bitch the 5.56mm SAW was adapted ~40 years ago.

      and the new NGSW 6.8mm lmg is actually lighter than the m249. I

  6. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Why aren't more belt-fed machine guns designed to feed from the right?

    Many of them can feed from both sides if you swap a few parts. Guns that feed from the right are typically intended for use as coaxial machine guns or dual mounts.

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