Anyone suppress an M60?

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Anyone suppress an M60?

Post by eastern_hunter » Sat May 07, 2016 10:10 pm

Anyone suppress an M60?

What has to be done with the gas system to avoid the can providing too much back pressure?

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Post by poikilotrm » Sat May 07, 2016 11:52 pm

I have fired an M249 suppressed. Nothing had been done to it. It ran fine. I figure an M240 would just require adjusting the plug as desired. They have three cyclic rates to choose from.

With an M60, I would wing it and see how it ran for a belt or two. The gas system is extremely robust on them. I would probably adhere to the six round burst rule pretty tightly at first, just in case.

Adjusting an M60E2's gas would be difficult. I have never fired an E3, but I believe some variants had adjustable gas tubes.
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Re: Anyone suppress an M60?

Post by eastern_hunter » Sun May 08, 2016 1:17 am

Will have to look at the E3 bbl to see if it is adjustable. Brake on that bbl would make it easiest to mount an adapter for the can.

Did send a note to M60joe to see if he has any comments.

I wouldn't expect greatly effective suppression from an open bolt auto. Must admit am curious.

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Post by quiettime » Sun May 08, 2016 11:03 am

eastern_hunter wrote:
I wouldn't expect greatly effective suppression from an open bolt auto. Must admit am curious.
I shot Rugged Suppressors' M240 with their Razor on it st the NFA Review shoot. Surprisingly pleasant to shoot. We were shooting at a junk car and I could hear my rounds impacting the wheels of the car.

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Post by Joker31D » Fri May 20, 2016 1:46 am

seen it done in Afghanistan, it didnt seem that quiet, I didnt have the mount for our MK48 or I would have tried it. The 60 always seemed like a Cement Vibrator that shot bullets also to me. It was so damn abusive to the operator to fire compared to most of the newer stuff. The MK48 was very nice for our needs and the 249 was like shooting a louder, heavier M4, The 240L and the Barrett system were also very pleasant to shoot. I have had limited use of Suppressed Belt Feds but I can tell you for Aircraft use they are very dangerous, seen a guy run right into a stream of rounds that the door gunner was firing as covering fire. The guy who ran into the stream was ok because it hit plates and the rest were through and throughs on his arm but he lived (lost his left arm)

It was a rare situation where they had the engines idling on the ground while we swapped out teams on a Surveillance job below the border, the guy had only been used to exfil with blackhawks and we were using a Chinook, he saw the little door and ran for it with his tunnel vision on full blast. We also stopped the ban on tracers the govt there imposed on us after that.
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Re: Anyone suppress an M60?

Post by reelman1 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:53 pm

Off topic but what would a 250 rounds of surplus 7.62x51 in M60 links be worth?

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Post by CanOfWhooppass » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:13 pm

reelman1 wrote:Off topic but what would a 250 rounds of surplus 7.62x51 in M60 links be worth?
http://ammunitionstore.com/products/308 ... r-m60.html
Couple hundred ish.
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Post by Fulliautomatix » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:28 pm

quiettime wrote: I shot Rugged Suppressors' M240 with their Razor on it st the NFA Review shoot. Surprisingly pleasant to shoot. We were shooting at a junk car and I could hear my rounds impacting the wheels of the car.
I was going to recommend shooting a message to the guys at Rugged. I had the opportunity to shoot their gun too at a recent range/demo day...

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Post by CanOfWhooppass » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:26 am

We were at the NFA and wife shot it too. Very fun.
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Post by sw2027 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:32 am

I worked on the M60, and M60E3, at the Battalion, and Intermediate Maintenance Level.There was no adjustment to the gas system on either of those. The original M60 had the tendency for the gas cylinder parts to vibrate loose if not properly tightened and safety wired. If you are dealing with the original M60 barrel and gas system you could probably try opening up the gas port on the end of the gas cylinder extension using the trial and error method.
For what its worth the M60E3 was the biggest piece of crap the Marine Corps ever fielded. It was more unreliable than the original M60. There were a few good features they incorporated in it. The top cover that allowed you to cock the weapon with the cover closed, and the new style gas system that had the fool proof piston that you couldn't put in backwards. That was about it.

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Re: Anyone suppress an M60?

Post by Joker31D » Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:44 pm

I agree, I started with the M60 in 1991 in Basic, hated it through every deployment and was glad when we started getting 240's, the 249, I'm not a fan because they jammed alot. The Mk48 however I loved but it was a tooth rattler but still smoother than the M60. Even sitting next to one on a Door when the 60 was fired rattled you. It was worse than any other MG in terms of roughness, even more than the PKM and DSHK. I only had to fire MG's out of necessity to keep them up in firefights and never had to carry them on a daily basis so take it with a grain.
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Re: Anyone suppress an M60?

Post by hbk80rice » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:27 am

Yes I did it at a machine gun shoot with a silencerco Omega. It worked just fine but damn that thing glowed so much you could see the individual baffles through the outside of the can. After allowing the silencer too cool and shooting it the next week there was no damage to the can and the can suppressed just as it did before doing the mag dumps on the M60. So have fun!
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