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    Certainly a "GUNS" Platoon member who simply, as Peter says was carrying for a gun which was "currently" employed on an SF role, as they would be heavily bogged down with Tripod, sight and ammo etc.

    Often whilst "switching" targets you and your number two on standby, (not mounted), had to leg it to an extreme distance to provide covering fire as a Platoon/Company or indeed a Battalion were conducting Pairs, Fire and manouvre, re set up at an oblique angle and carryon laying down fire as the rest of the guns moved up. Works everytime as long as you had a view!!!
    The "Beaten Zone" proved highly effective in the Sennybridge type terrain or indeed the Falklands the sister sh--hole of training areas where sheep don't like 7.62 on switch

    Those in the know will tell you, the butt is not something you want to lose, they are like rocking horse poo, albeit not a starred item, still jail time if lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil Boyd View Post
    still jail time if lost
    Used to be less of a thing for us but now it's simple, it's a weapon part and a capital offence...

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    Thanks for your input. I was to much focused on the individual that it never came to my mind, that there might be a second gpmg around That in a SF role definitely makes sense.
    Yeah these stocks are hard to come by. Wish someone could "loose" one here on my doorstep XD

    Anyways, thanks again


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    Elphiel,
    The M240 butt fits the GPMG exactly and vise versa, so might be easier for you to find one of them if thats what you are after especially in Europe. There is only a slight plastic modification on style and uplift at the shoulder plate, but in short they both look and feel the same.
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