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Old 01-10-2009, 06:37 PM   #81
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i dunno but it caught my eye when i was lookin through the job listings at the recruiting station.

O_O You actually want to carry around a SAW Machine gun? I wanted the same thing, and i got my wish... That thing is a pain in the to lug around on patrols, and a bigger pain in the to clean. 240B and 249B are basically the same thing (SAWs), except the 249 is more compact... still both are a pain in the ... I would rather sling the M4 anyday of the month. But other then that, the SAW does do some damage, no one wants to be caught in a firefight on the other half when you have that weapon in your arsenal. A 50 cal Beret is heavy aswell... but that " Gun" rips people inhalf, I would love to be the operator of that bad boy.
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Old 01-10-2009, 09:43 PM   #82
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I spent 8 months in the regular Marine Corps Infantry before moving to the dark side.

Shoot me any questions you have if youre curious how a regular Line Company operates in regards to weapons assignments, living arrangments, daily operational life, etc...

A 249, depending on the modification, can be an awkward weapon to manuever with. Especially in a CQB environment. Its an impressive weapon to utilize but its a pain to maintain and it has a nasty tendency to jam.

And being in regular Line Company you will do what they call 'hump'....which means you will get all geared up, pack your kit to weigh 80 or so pounds. Get in a line, and march for a set amount of distance...7 to 12 miles. Over hills, mountaind, all over your particular base. And humping that friggin weapon is a PAIN.
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And humping that friggin weapon is a PAIN.
You ain't lying
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I spent 8 months in the regular Marine Corps Infantry before moving to the dark side.

Shoot me any questions you have if youre curious how a regular Line Company operates in regards to weapons assignments, living arrangments, daily operational life, etc...

A 249, depending on the modification, can be an awkward weapon to manuever with. Especially in a CQB environment. Its an impressive weapon to utilize but its a pain to maintain and it has a nasty tendency to jam.

And being in regular Line Company you will do what they call 'hump'....which means you will get all geared up, pack your kit to weigh 80 or so pounds. Get in a line, and march for a set amount of distance...7 to 12 miles. Over hills, mountaind, all over your particular base. And humping that friggin weapon is a PAIN.
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You ain't lying

Y'all aint lying. I hated lugging that thing around all the time, especially around the "base" and to the DFAC. But when it came time to hit Hwy 1, I loved her to death.

Never had her jam on me though. And that fact that I was assigned 1600 rounds for her was cool until I had to carry that plus the extra barrel that we were assigned
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Y'all aint lying. I hated lugging that thing around all the time, especially around the "base" and to the DFAC. But when it came time to hit Hwy 1, I loved her to death.

Never had her jam on me though. And that fact that I was assigned 1600 rounds for her was cool until I had to carry that plus the extra barrel that we were assigned
It's just not a fun weapon to carry or clean... but other then that, I love having it in a fire fight.
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what are the requirments or whatever to become a sniper? like do you have to score something or do they just pick and choose basically everything?
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what are the requirments or whatever to become a sniper? like do you have to score something or do they just pick and choose basically everything?
you have to have good eyesight and shoot about 35/40 targets down to qualify on your marksmanship test i think. other then that, i don't think basic infantry or w/e gets a sniper. go for the combat shotgun! those things look boss.
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Requirements? Score at least 110 on your GT score....20/20 vision....First Class PFT score...Expert Rifle Score (though some will allow a Sharpshooter Score)...recomendations from your chain of command, etc., etc..

You can be either an Infantry Battalion Sniper or a Reconnassaince Sniper. All attend the same Basic Sniper Course, just apply it in different fashions within the two units.

Every Unit is different in how they handle Selection. You can try out when they hold tryouts, or you can be asked. I was in a Recon Battalion and my Team needed a Sniper, and being as how I was a 3rd Award Expert. I got chosen to go.


Regular Infantry Battalions have Sniper Platoons that run Indocs every 6 months or so...


2 weeks of running, swimming, crawling, tests, shooting, more tests, running, multiple interviews.....basically thrashing you to the point of no return. Seeing how far you can take it. 4 hours of sleep a night for 2 weeks straight. Out of 20 that tried out...4 will probably make it. All just to see if they can get into the Sniper Platoon itself.

Once in, youre the cherry...you spend all your free time cleaning rifles, taking tests, training, running, swmming. No free time. Hoping for a slot at Sniper School.

You get two tries for Sniper School. Fail twice and youre gone back to your original unit.
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combat shotgun huh?? that sounds bad . i know i would rather shoot my 12 gauge with a slug over my .308 any day.
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Speedfreak, remember the Army does things differently than the Corps does.


In a regular Line Infantry Company, not every Marine carries a shotgun. Naval Corpsman carry the Binelli and if youre a LCpl and above you can carry it as a breaching weapon used to bust locks and what not. Not as a Combat Weapon.
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In a regular Line Infantry Company, not every Marine carries a shotgun. Naval Corpsman carry the Binelli and if youre a LCpl and above you can carry it as a breaching weapon used to bust locks and what not. Not as a Combat Weapon.

Yea thats true i guess. we had a request list for what we wanted between 249,240,m4,w/e a combat shotgun is... i think those are the only 4, And officers got pistols. now the SF has a wider array of weapons, you should try it
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Are you speaking to me?

Ive been to quite a few Army schools. Ranger, Sere and SOTIC just to name a few. Im well aware of Special Operations and the weapons they utilize.

My military career was ended when a Muj Sniper decided I was worth his time.


The weapons the Army Infantry use is the same as the Marine Corps. we just have a different set of orginization as to what goes where.
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Are you speaking to me?

Ive been to quite a few Army schools. Ranger, Sere and SOTIC just to name a few. Im well aware of Special Operations and the weapons they utilize.

My military career was ended when a Muj Sniper decided I was worth his time.


The weapons the Army Infantry use is the same as the Marine Corps. we just have a different set of orginization as to what goes where.
Haha, I was bragging on the weapons you guys use. I saw the armsroom here and was amazed at all the different kinds of weapons you are able to use, not to mention SF generally gets to choose their weapon of choice.

You were sniped? ughhh that has to blow, but atleast ure in good shape
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, I hated MEPS. Horrible food and every swinging E-5 and below in the building fancies his or herself as a Drill Instructor, yelling at everyone.

Place blows. Plus they make you sleep overnight in that hotel, with no contact with anyone.
Going to be at MEPS all day tomorrow. It'll be the fourth and hopefully last time I'll have to go up there. Application is submitted and goes before the selection board in February...
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Any idea which branch?
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I'm applying for Air Force OTS. I started the application process last JUNE.
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