FN® – M249 PARA
The FN® M249 PARA is optimized for airborne, armored infantry and close quarters combat (CQC) operations with a shorter barrel and collapsible buttstock. It retains all of the features of the M249 SAW and can be field-converted back to the standard model configuration in just 30 seconds. Each M249 model includes one spare barrel.
- Caliber: 5.56x45mm
- Operation: Open-bolt
- Weight: 15.95 lb.
- Barrel Length: 16.3”
- Overall Length: 30.5″ – 36″
- Effective Range: 800m, point target
- Maximum Range: 1800m
- Overall Height: 9.5″
- Trigger Pull: 7.9 – 15.7 lb.
- Twist Rate: 1:7 RH
- Cyclic Rate of Fire: 775 RPM
- Color: Matte black non-reflective finish
Formed steel frame with claw extractor design
Fixed, pivoting ejector plus side ejection of cases
Top cover integrated MIL-STD-1913 mounting rail for sighting systems
Cold hammer-forged steel
Hard chrome-plated bore and chamber
Rotating, telescoping metal buttstock assembly with hydraulic recoil buffer system and non-slip buttplate
Kit consisting of polymer buttstock and 20.5” barrel to convert M249 PARA to M249 SAW configuration is available
Curved trigger for improved finger position and control in rapid fire
Standard disintegrating link belt-fed
Under-mounted polymer ammunition container helps keep ammunition cleaner for reduced wear and added reliability