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SIG-Sauer MG 338

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SIG-Sauer MG 338 (2020 prototype) - .338 Norma Magnum
SIG-Sauer MG 338 (Gen 3 prototype) - .338 Norma Magnum

The SIG-Sauer MG 338 is a machine gun manufactured by the American branch of SIG-Sauer. It was conceived as a weapon to bridge the gap between the M240 general-purpose machine gun and the heavier Browning M2HB. Chambered in the more powerful .338 Norma Magnum (8.6x63mm) cartridge, the MG 338 has a greater effective range than the M240, with effective ranges almost reaching that of the .50 BMG Browning M2. The MG 338 is also lighter than both of these weapons. The machine gun is short-stroke gas operated, with a quick change barrel and gas regulator that the operator can adjust between normal and suppressor use settings. Similarly to the SIG-Sauer MCX-SPEAR, the MG 338 is almost always seen with a proprietary suppressor. The MG 338 can also be converted for use with 7.62x51mm NATO ammunition in the field.

In 2020, U.S. Special Operation Command (UUSOCOM) acquired several machine guns for evaluation, with the United States Marine Corps also showing interest in the design as a possible replacement for the M240.


(2018 - Present)

  • Type: General-Purpose Machine Gun
  • Calibers: .338 Norma Magnum, 7.62x51mm NATO
  • Weight: 21.4 lbs (9.7 kg)
  • Length (collapsed): 50 in (127 cm)
  • Barrel Length: 17 in (43.2 cm), 22 in (55.9 cm), 24 in (61 cm)
  • Capacity: 50 or 100-round belt
  • Fire Mode: Safe / Full-Auto / Semi-Auto

The SIG-Sauer MG 338 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Note Release Date
Alliance of Valiant Arms "MG 338 Machine Gun" 2020 prototype, added post-release 2007
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare "RAAL MG" Various attachments 2020 prototype, added in 2021 update 2019
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II "RAAL MG" Various attachments 2020 prototype 2022

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