I used to be an M60 gunner about twenty-some odd years ago and found it to be a far superior weapon to the M249 SAW. At about 10kg empty and not counting the light tripod and spare barrel, it was still much sturdier, had far better knock-down power, and penetrating power, as well as range. I also found it more reliable. Besides, I never had an M60 triple-feed on me. The M249 did.