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Question How do you use your sling?....

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Padster, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Padster

    Padster Engaging Member

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    So I'm just about to fit a sling to the TXHC courtesy of Leaky and am interested in how best to use it to provide a safe carry and shooting support. Came across this article in my research and wondered if anyone out there uses this method to good effect ..

    http://hunting.about.com/od/guns/ss/how-to-use-a-rifle-sling.htm

    or can you recommend a good technique?

    cheers
    pat
     
  2. rabbitraider1

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    I like to use mine as a hunting thong in the summer months to keep me nice and cool,

    In all seriousness I generally carry it on one shoulder (switch as I get tired)
    and when shooting i put my arm through the loop twist my arm round to make a tight band and use it for support,
    you will be amazed how much easier it is to hold the rifle stable with one
     
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    sod carrying it like that i bet it would feel like your arms are falling off after 5 mins....over the shoulder for me
     
  5. Accuspell

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    I think you'll find the rifle is held out to illustrate the fact the left arm is through the sling and the rifle is carried on the FRONT of the left shoulder, for a right handed shooter. This is standard stalking carry, so you have complete control and view of the muzzle at all times. When you mount the rifle, the movement is all against the background of your body, - from the back of the right shoulder the rifle is lifted clear of the body and is skylined as it mounted, you cannot avoid it - it goes clear of the solid background of your body out to the side. The actual weight on your shoulder is the same, and you can keep rain off the front lens with your forarm over the lens. Carried like this for 40 years of professional stalking and hunting.
     
  6. wizard1963uk

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    not according to the pic description ** it say's backside of upper arm :confused:
     
  7. Padster

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    Well, I got it fitted today... I wimped out of drilling the stock myself and asked the chaps at the airgun centre Rayleigh to do it ... Which they did FOC :)

    I think I'll try the method above next time I'm out, see how I get on with it... Anything is better than lugging the 4kg TX around by hand !!!

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Accuspell

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    I agree with your confusion then ! I don't understand what they are getting at - use the shoulder to take the weight, use your left hand to control the muzzle / forend, whichever falls to hand the most comfortably. It doesn't matter which, because either will mean you have control of where the muzzle points - upwards in front of you, even when ducking under branches you still have control.
     
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    Go to page 3 of the article .... [​IMG]
     
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    Oops, ignore my previous post - I linked the wrong image! I do this (similar to page 5):-

    View attachment 101652

    but the sling goes once around the wrist as well.
     
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    Good thread this as I've just ordered mine from leaky too!am looking forward to it.my right arm is hanging off carrying my hw97!
     
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    Such a simple thing you think but actually got to think about it thanks for asking the question. The problem I find/found was that I have a very long barrel and moderator so when I have it over my back the moderator could be scrapping along the floor and getting damaged and thats me at 6'1" so make sure to not have the sling too long - keep the rifle nice and tight to your back with just enough give in it to allow you to swing it to the front for the quick shot and have the sling supporting you at the elbow too - makes for a much steadier standing shot :)
     
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    But no good for a springer air rifle.
     

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