If I remember right the M60 is lighter than the MAG/M240, and has a forearm for dismounted use. It was also something of a turd design with many problems. The front cap of the gas cylinder would shake off, so you had to tie wire on to it. If you were sloppy you could reassemble it after field stripping it with the operating rod reversed. It would sometimes keep firing after you released the trigger, so you'd have to twist the ammo belt to stop it. Which is why the MAG replaced it.
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8/16/13 at 8:38pm