Sprout
The one that springs immediately to mind was the M60...
Thu Oct 5, 2017 9:53am
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It was a medium weight belt fed machine gun chambered in in the 7.62mm x 51mm NATO round. That is essentially equivalent to the .308 rifle round.

The M60 gained popularity in Vietnam and is still used in a number of militaries around the world. The US militaries have MOSTLY phased it out in favor of the M240 starting in the 1990's, though I think some M60's are still around.

  • What machine gun has a '60' in its designation? (nm)PH🔎👁🔎EY, Thu Oct 5 9:37am
    • The one that springs immediately to mind was the M60... — Sprout, Thu Oct 5 9:53am
      • I ask because PH🔎👀🔎EY, Thu Oct 5 10:03am
        I have been reading comments by military veterans who say the professional shooters were likely using this type of automatic weapon because of the sound and rapidity and longevity of the muzzle... more