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Rifle slings

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by GIRLYPANTS, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. GIRLYPANTS

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    Just wondering what rifle slings you guys n girlys use / prefer or recommend
     
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    Hello mate, I use a Jack Pyke Realtree camo sling that is adjustable and comfortable but is showing signs of pulling the stitching away at the front anchor point, I've only been using it a year but it came as new with a secondhand setup I bought last March. Maybe not one of the best...
     
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    great post, pros and cons :up:
     
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    I occasionally use a sling, the sling I use is a rws standard (not cobra) leather and lined one, seems to be well made and finished with nice brass fittings, it will probably last for my entire shooting life. It's perfectly comfortable and also has that classic look which I prefer to new synthetic materials.
    When I can hold the rifle aswell, I do, as I don't trust any fittings to bare the weight of a rifle 24/7.

    Another thing to consider is a cobra/wide style sling may impead yourself when/if using one for standing shots as slings do help.
     
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    Sorry, I meant to say a 'Jack Pyke' sling in Realtree camo...:up:
     
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    I have Butler Creek neoprene slings, lovely and comfy!
     
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    I have a neoprene one think it's by ridge line ? It's camo too and quite comfy , only had it on a few weeks so can't say if it's hard wearing yet but seems ok so far and was £20-25 I think so fairly cheap .
     
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    Leather cobra for me 25 years old and as good as the day I got it leather gets better with age
     
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    I've got a few; leather strap type on my HW80, leather cobra on my Stutzen and Leaky5 paracord slings on my 95 and 97. Of all of them I prefer the Leaky5 slings.
     
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    This beauty
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    Leaky5 paracord it's the dogs b@ll@xs
     
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    Thats a beaut, meteor, some nice leather there, do you find the leather sling to be stiff
     
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    Bluefrog's paracord sling :D
     
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    what makes the paracord the best for you then and any bad points
     
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    If you have a leather sling and it's stiff when new, heat it with a blowtorch and beat it with a wooden mallet. I know this sounds daft but it softens leather up nicely - used to do it with army boots when they were new.
     
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    If you mean does it hinder its use any then no, but some people like to wrap their slings round their wrists for support. In these circumstances it probably would. I had a very similar venom arms sling back in the day and learnt the worth of a sling as in them days I was lugging a hw77 around all day.
     
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    Leather slings look good but i've never found them practical or comfy.
    I love my butler creeks, it's like having a slightly bouncy piece of lightweight sponge on your shoulder and they look good too.
     
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    I too have a handmade padded suede back leather sling, very comfey, hard wearing, looks great but i find its bit stiff, the neoprene 1 i have isnt as hard wearing but comfey, cheap and very flexable, not tried a paracord 1 yet but plan on making 1 soon
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    Not saying any of this can't apply to other materials.

    Paracord is very strong, using 4 cores through the middle gives you a breaking strain of over 2000lbs.
    It has a lovely tactile feel to it and is comfortable to use.
    It can be washed, I know someone who accidentally left his in a jacket pocket and it wash fine afterwards.
    There are many colours and weaves you can use to make them unique. A double layer Cobra weave can even have the top layer completely unravelled in an emergency and you still have a working sling.

    At least four members on this forum have more than one of them each, one member just ordered his 3rd one. Hopefully that says something about the quality of them.

    Saying that I have just started to experiment with leather working and will probably have a go at slings and other shooting related bits in the very near future.
     
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    nice write up, can paracord slings be made easily adjusted to swap between any rifle, this is something im wanting to incorporate when i make 1
     
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