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Gun Slings

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by MossyNW, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. MossyNW

    MossyNW Well-Known Member

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    Looking at Mags, most pics of hunters don't have slings!!
    I have just got a permission and am considering fitting two swivels on my HW100 .177
    any views anyone!
     
  2. mattyts

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    decreases value for some people,if you can get a butt place with a hole in for the sling at the rear end and adapt your stock screw to fit the front screw,would be a shame to drill some of the walnut stocks being put on hw100s
     
  3. Bluefrog

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    Rowan engineering do a conversion for the front bolt so you can put a swivel on that end and if it's a thumb hole stock you could have a loop the other end. That way you wouldn't need to drill anything. Bit different though if it's a sporter stock.

    Drop me a pm if it's a thumb hole one. Have got a swivel and loop paracord sling somewhere
     
  4. martin22

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    the choice is yours,go up onto your permission and have a day out with the rifle,when youve been carrying it for a while and you come to take a shot youll make your mind up then if a sling will be better for you,some rifles you can carry all day with out yet some as soon as you shoulder them youll be doing figure of eights through the scope straight away,slings are a personal choice personally i allways fit one with quick release swivels
     
  5. Pete E

    Pete E Engaging Member

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    What do you want the sling for? As a shooting aid? or a simple carry device?

    I have slings on my FAC rifles that I use simply for carrying while stalking. Carrying the rifle slung allows you to use your bino's to find/identify your quarry hopefuly before they have detected you..

    There days I tend to carry my rifles muzzle down, and use a rear sling swivel stud located in the bottom of the pistol grip.. the rifle hangs/carries far better that way, especially if it is muzzle heavy due to a moderator and/or bipod being fitted..

    Regards,

    Peter
     
  6. mattyts

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    There you go,a sling without drilling your stock :)

    I would take Bluefrogs offer up,I own and use one of his slings on my Ultra and it's great,wouldn't be without it.
     
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    A 'Cheetah Gun Sling' if you can find one is another option, handy bit of kit ........... :thumb:

    Maybe one of the 'sling/rest makers' could put one together, it's basically a strong sling with a large loop at each end enabling a 'none' swivel fixing.

    Best I can find, should give you an idea.


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  8. essex sniper

    essex sniper Banned

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    I always put a sling on wouldn't be without one ...so much easier when walking a permission or climbing over gates and jumping ditches ....I agree it would decrease value on a rare or limited edition rifle but it wont make much difference on run of the mill rifles mate ...atb
     
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    Definitely worth having I have the same gun with a lightweight cylinder fitted as said earlier it clears your hands so you can use binoculars, range finders etc. If you dont use one you will definitely know about it after an hour or so! I use the screw in stud for the stock and the replacement stock screw for the front stud.:cool:
     
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    Thanks too all! I'll have a few hours in the field and then decide! Vbr D
     

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