Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. He resides in San Francisco, CA and works in Silicon Valley.


  • jkhg

    those look like 240’s not 249’s.

  • To Tin Fung

    looks more like m240 than m249…

  • Nik Stiles

    As someone who has humped both an M249 and an M240, I can definitely tell you those are 240’s.

  • Nonya

    Clearly says 240 on the side…

  • Sspaul

    I dont think this would be possible with a 249, because you cant reverse the feed pawls right? Also the ejected rounds from the 249 on the left would be thrown directly at the one on the right.

    • Julio

      Can you reverse the feed on a 240 so the belt comes in from the right rather than the left? I used one (well, a British “GPMG”) for over 7 years and never learned that! Mind you, the internet wasn’t around then…

      • sspaul

        I was a little off.. It seems you cant do that with out additional parts. A right hand feed 240 is a 240C. The key differences are the feed tray, and the feed lever (the silver cam operated portion inside the feed tray cover. I assumed they were reversible somehow but on closer examination are totally different parts. Whoops. Learn something new everyday I guess, sorry.

  • Russ

    Still trying to figure out how to shoot both at once. Seems like more of a relief pitcher instead of a true twin mount. Looks cool, but what does it do?

    • Anonymoose

      You have two hands, right?

      • Russ

        Yeah, generally both are used for one machine gun.

        • Anonymoose

          If they’re mounted down that shouldn’t be a problem. :L

  • Mason Noveske

    0 and 9 are next to each other, give him a break

  • The Stig

    Think those are semi. They’re made by Ohio Ordnance.

    • Anonymoose

      OOW makes full-auto ones for government customers and dealers I think, so it could be an M240-SLR or a full-auto.

    • QuietTexan

      Those are absolutely full auto. OOW is government contractor to produce the 240 and these are post sample bragging rights for the Creek!

  • Anonymoose

    Two bad that would cost like 30 grand just for the semi version. :C

  • Dan Retting

    every household should have one of these

  • Patrick

    Needs a SWCC boat 🙂

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    Yes, they are definitely M240’s ( Americanized FN MAG58 GPMG’s ), right down to the distinctive buttstock shape with serrations and buttplate swivel stud ; Chris probably made a simple typographical error when he first published this article.

    That twin set-up on a common tripod does not appear to be military-issue. There are twin MAG58 mounts for various applications ranging from helicopter-borne through naval and AFV use, but they are configured very differently.

  • The Brigadier

    Unfortunately the 240 in any iteration is still banned for civilian sales.