Well - there is a lot to be said for the M60 - I posted a bunch of photos in one of the last strings, I personally have 3. Two post and one transferable. One is in the E1 config, one M-60D ( more fun to shoot off a mount standing) and one E4. I dont know much about the E6, as I quite worrying about it when I retired. I used the E1 a lot in a training environment, shot thousands of rds of Blank with MILES, more thousands live on the range .I shoot my guns a lot. We used the E4 ( had several ) for SRT teams along with M249s. One man guns, and a lot of firepower. I guess it really depends on what YOU want think is cool, and what use you are going to put the M60 to. if you area recreational shooter, you really dont need the upgraded E4 & E6. The weight savings will mean nothing if you are not running and gunning with the 60. The gun will be more reliable when fired off-hand if you use some sort of assault box - even the cloth bandoleer is better than leaving a belt hanging. A- gunners were handy for feeding the belt . Personally I like the E4, a it is shorter, lighter, handier and really a much better gun. We shoot off pedestal mounts for most recreational shooting, except the E4. The E6 will be the same I assume, with some refinements. Cost questions really depend on what your financial situation is. If $3-5 k is not a big deal, spend it and enjoy it. Keep the E3 stuff. SACO made good stuff, but the new barrels are really much better metallurgy. If you needto sell it to get the E6, I am not sure I would do it. But we are back to what you think looks cool. OR you need the light weight gun to operate in a combat environment and the weight savings means operational flexibility. The gun is easy to change configuration and easy to work on.
Edited by MG08, 18 December 2015 - 11:53 AM.