Home Military .50 Caliber Machine Gun Training: “How Does This Thing Work?” MilitaryRifles .50 Caliber Machine Gun Training: “How Does This Thing Work?” By Robert Farago - July 21, 2010 5 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR How I spent my Summer Vacation: The Season of the AR Builds, Part III FN’s Making a Limited Run of SCAR 17S DMR Rifles in 6.5 Creedmoor How I Spent My Summer Vacation: AR-15 Rifle Builder Edition, Part Deux 5 COMMENTS Like Ma Deuce I got the Ill Communication! Reply "Walk it in" does not mean fire 3 rounds then take a break! Reply Heavy Machine guns are not "sight" weapons, they are "hit and watch" weapons, you look beyond the sights and traverse to your target with the trigger engaged, remember in the real world your target will likely be moving. Be careful over there ladies and gentlemen! Reply Firing the .50 cal. M-2 was probably the best time of my military experiences. Put the .50 on an anti-aircraft (old school) ground mount and shoot at aerial targets, the most fun you can have in a vertical position. Walking rounds to the target was fun, leading the aerial target was fun. I would love to experience some of those days again. USMC 1962-1967. Semper Fidelis Reply Apparently the Army doesn't use the "six-to-eight round burst" mnemonic to teach the appropriate method of fire, one of the first things a novice learns in machinegunner's course in the Corps. At the appropriate speed it takes about as long to say as it does to fire the appropriate number of rounds down range. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.