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M249

A military-grade Light Machine Gun that only spawns in helicopter crates and Bradly APC, the M249 holds the most bullets in-game out of all the guns, with a magazine capacity of 100. Does an extremely high amount of damage with a high rate of fire and is extremely accurate, but has a large amount of recoil. Melts Everybody.

Damage 65
Rate of Fire 500 RPM
Aimcone 0.2°
Capacity 100
Reload 7.5 sec
Draw 1.8 sec
M249
  1. Loot
  2. Repair
  3. Recycle
  4. Mods
  5. Damage
  6. Tips
Container Condition Amount Chance
Helicopter Crate 100 % 1 6 %
APC Crate 100 % 1 10 %
Tool Cost for full repair Max Condition Loss Blueprint required
Repair Bench Repair Bench High Quality Metal×11Metal Fragments×30 20% No
Recycler Yield
Recycler M249>High Quality Metal×20Metal Spring×3Gears×3Rifle Body50%
Modifications Damage Rate of Fire Aimcone Hip Aimcone Velocity Recoil Aim Sway
8x Zoom Scope 8x Zoom Scope - - -30 % - - -20 % -
Weapon flashlight Weapon flashlight - - - - - - -
Holosight Holosight - - - - - - -
Weapon Lasersight Weapon Lasersight - - -20 % -40 % - - -90 %
Muzzle Boost Muzzle Boost -10 % +10 % - - -10 % - -
Muzzle Brake Muzzle Brake - - +0.5 +3 -20 % -50 % -
4x Zoom Scope 4x Zoom Scope - - -30 % - - -20 % -
Silencer Silencer -25 % - -30 % -30 % -25 % -20 % -20 %
Simple Handmade Sight Simple Handmade Sight - - - - - - -
Ammunition Damage DPS Headshot Aimcone Velocity
5.56 Rifle Ammo 5.56 Rifle Ammo 65 335 ×2 0.2° 488
Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo 70 361 ×2 0.7° 293
Incendiary 5.56 Rifle Ammo Incendiary 5.56 Rifle Ammo 72 376 ×2 0.2° 293
HV 5.56 Rifle Ammo HV 5.56 Rifle Ammo 65 335 ×2 0.2° 585
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zukey[contributor] 935 pts. year ago*

  1. The M249 has a high recoil movement penalty, staying still will make the gun much easier to spray at longer distances.
  2. The simple sight is a good mod for the M249 with the benefits of more visibility when aiming down and the higher sensitivity the mod gives.
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[USSR] Blake Gibson[contributor] 363 pts. 8 months ago

The M249 can shoot exactly 2,000 rounds of any ammunition before breaking while in mint condition.
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tm 27 pts. 3 months ago

The probability for finding this per attack heli (4 x Elite crates at 6% probability per crate) is not 25%; it is 21.9%. Probabilities don't "add up" like that (6% * 4 = 24%). To calculate the probability of finding at least one of a given item, use the following formula:
P = 1 - ( per-chance probability of NOT finding the item ^ number of chances )
For the M249, the P of NOT finding it is (1 - 0.06) = 0.94, so the formula is: P = 1 - (0.94 ^ 4) = 0.219
To get a 50% chance of finding at least 1 M249, you'd need to encounter 11 Elite crates. Doubling this number will *not* guarantee you find one! The probability asymptotically approaches 1 the more chances you get.
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Willdoesyt[contributor] 199 pts. 7 months ago

Amazing weapon, if you can actually get one. The chance from getting one from each helicopter taken down is 25% so kill the heli 4 times and you will get one are two if you are lucky. Overall good, but way too rare.
In-game category WeaponWeapon
Stack size ×1
Despawn time 1 hour
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