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Homemade Slings

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by henricho, May 2, 2012.

  1. henricho

    henricho Engaging Member

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    Hi guys i was looking at buying a sling for my gun (Ultra) but was instead thinking about just making my own on the cheap. Has anyone else done this if so how/what did you use.

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    I made one from an old motorbike jacket after it got a bot torn up.
    Black buffalo leather, just cut a strip out the length I wanted, then glued it onto a camping mat from £1 shop and cut out, then dyed the camping mat with some cheep dye off the local market. Lovely and comfortable, weather proof and super strong.
     
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    I've made one out of paracord that's not bad used cobra stitch
     
  4. henricho

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    I think im going to try one out of an old leather belt and one from para-cord see how it goes. Also do you know if can you attach a sling to bipod as my bipod attaches to the front stud on the gun or would i have to take it off to attach the sling?
     
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    It depends on your type of bipod mate. My first bipod didn't have a sling attachment, but the deben one I have now does.
     
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    Yeh mine came with the gun but im 99% sure its a deben where do you attach it to. Is it the on the bottom half of the two bits which attach to the gun stud if that makes sense. Thanks
     
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    Hi Henricho
    Give the paracord a go ....lots of links on here...for you tube ...easy to follow instructions...you will end up with the best sling you ever owned. Paracord (black) £5 post free for 100ft...you will use up to 80ft depending how tight you weave it.
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    i have done several of the para cord slings, they are the best quality i have seen, well worth making. in fact i have made and sold quite a few to date

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    Jetski, you've done a great job there mate, very tidy.

    Does anyone have any ideas on fitting a sling without drilling the stock for studs?.
     
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    A cheetah rifle sling could be one answer, I have one for sale if you are interested hth .............................. :coffee:

    http://www.targetsports.co.uk/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=1337
     
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    Good to see the sling making / selling worked out for you Jetski.....
    Really nice work there.
    The photos cant give the actual feel of the paracord sling ...which is a shame...as in the hand they ooze quality and will last for ever !

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  13. ovy4213

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    Well for my Lightning XS I have just tied my sling through my cheek piece cover : http://www.copquest.com/26-3016.jpg
    I just threaded it through the middle velcro support strap and tied it up, never failed me yet.
     
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    These look really good Jetski. What sort of length do you tend to make than and how much cord do they roughly use ?
     
  15. jetski

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    Thanks, I make them around 40" long but can be easily made to whatever length up to about 45" I would think. I use 100ft lengths and usually have about 6-8ft left over at the end





    I totally agree mate. Such a quality feel. I have noticed that some people think the knots will eventually tighten up and cause the sling to lengthen but as I know you know but for everyone else the gun's weight is suspended by 4 cords running the full length and then the knots are there to add bulk and width. So they don't actually get any tension at all so no danger of it stretching. Each cord has a breaking point of 550 pounds so there's no danger of it breaking lol
     
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    Is that 2 x 100 ft or 2 x 50 ft total for each sling ?
     
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    Sorry, I see the confusion. I start with one 100ft length, I cut it in to two 50s and the knot it all together
     
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    Thanks. I will give this a go when I get some more cord.
     

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