This is not the M249B that you may be familiar with. The SAW-K from Machine Gun Armory has been shortened and lightened to get its weight down to 11 lbs. Ergonomics has been significantly improved over the traditional SAW. The beauty of this system is that it retains the same manual of arms as the M249B. The receiver is designed to support the following calibers; 300 Blackout, 5.56 x 45, 7.62 x 39 with 6.8 and 260 to follow. You will also see a commercial version of the SAW-K from Machine Gun Armory in the near future.
I’ll have more to say in a follow-up article that includes a video with Austin, Machine Gun Armory’s COO.