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Advice Question about rifle slings

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Soximus, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Soximus

    Soximus Busy Member

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    I'm thinking of making a paracord sling to put on an Air Arms S400 Superlite and have a couple of questions.

    1. What is the best length for the sling
    2. When putting the sling studs in is there recommended positioning or distanced from the end of the stock and fore grip etc?

    Thanks for any help
     
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    Hello I have one on my S400 carbine, Same stock on classic also so measurements should be the same. The sling itself will depend on you really and how to hold the gun, Mine is 38" approx but had it made adjustable just in case. Somewhere between 36/40" will fit most people and fit the studs approx 3" from the front of the stock and the rear including the but pad. I had one msde by leaky5 on here and would recommend him. Hope this helps.Also when drilling rear stud get someone to hold gun on cushions etc upside down and use a small spirit level on stock to ensure its level before drilling it.
     
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    Thanks that's really helpful.

    I know about Leaky's slings but fancied having a go myself...:)...something to do while the weathers crap....
     
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    Your most welcome post pics when you've done one.
     
  5. leaky5

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    I would say around 36/38" should be fine.
     
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    Good to have a go mate ..... I have done about 17 now for me and mates/ club members .....
    the guides are on you tube ......if you don't pull the cord tight enough when "weaving" ...you will end up with a slack
    sling that rides up and down the centre cords....pull it real tight and the sling will be as stiff as a thick leather.....
    I have found a balance in between ....but I ask what folk want .... "stiff or slack" LOL !!!

    I haven't made any adjustable ones .... but now know how to if required .....I use a piece of string to get the length ..... person holds gun in position ....
    with shooting jacket etc on ....if studs are in place its easy to place string from one to the other
    and use that for the measurement .....or mark where studs will go and offer string to these points
    to get the length required.
    Most of the ones I have made have been 40"
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    and make some bracelets, fey fobs or gun bag zipper tags with the offcuts

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    Go on ... you will be made up with the result
     
  7. Soximus

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    Ooh... that's got me really excited now! :eek:...great work. Hope mine comes out like that.
     
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    Ebay or Aliexpress for the range of colours .... buy 100ft ....fold in half ...cut (seal the ends)...fold these in half
    and set up a jig ....
    length of timber or the likes of....to hold your two swivels .....at desired distance...

    I have a vertical length .... and a "foot" at the bottom ... lean against the wall ... away you go ....

    Loop the folded length trough the bottom swivels ...back though / on itself .... up and through the top ...
    then you have your eight cords to work with

    hope this helps
    Degs
    PS the patterned one is a one off ... combined two weaves ....
     
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    That looks fantastic. Going to have a go at it. Probably not gonna look as good as them, will keep trying. :)
     
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    Don't suppose you fancy making a YouTube video on how to weave the patterned one or is there one already out there? Made a nice enough collar for the dog out of neon orange that the missus is quite happy with but really like the look of weave you have done and I have 3 rifles I need to make slings for.
     
  11. DEGS

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    Hi Chinny,
    If you mean the one that's almost snakeskin pattern ?

    The weave is the same as the others .... but I made up the camo bit starting in the middle .....through lots of trial and error !
    and cursing...it took me ages.....its almost a chequer pattern on the reverse.....but didn't find this out till I had finished it LOL !

    TBH I probably couldn't reproduce it ....but maybe sometime in the future I may try another "degsy" pattern if
    I have the need and time to try one.

    There are guides for the single colour weave already on you tube .... type in paracord ....... theres many other patterns too.

    Hope this helps
    Degs
     

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