Rounds per minute from a M4 Carbine - 700 standard, up to 950 Used as a standard infantry weapon for light suppression.
Rounds per minute from a M249 SAW - 1,000(can exceed but superheats barrel and can cause damage) Used for heavy suppression, generally slow moving or in a entrenched position.
So, for general purposes, the SAW matches the Hammer and M4 is a match to the Broadsword. Not to knock anyones opinion, I like the idea of using a M249 as a base for a Broadswords gun, it just seems like it would get a bit heavy and impede movement if you were on the move with a squad.
This post has been edited by Shadow Sparda: 16 April 2008 - 04:14 AM