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What a fantastic sling...........

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by trig, May 2, 2014.

  1. trig

    trig Engaging Member

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    I got a sling of a guy at work for £3, had to watch this video (link at the end of post) to fit it.

    What a brilliant little system! I only tried it indoors but it seems fine, I just have to trim a little excess strap off the end once I am totally happy with the fitting/size. I think its looks suit my BSA Ultra and if its good enough for the army to hang their guns on then I'm sure it'll be up to anything I throw at it :D

    Most of the video is the fitting, but at the end he shows how you wear and use it (far easier than me trying to describe it)

    Take a look.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBZHSfCDYGo
     
  2. r10hunter

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    I am a fan of these slings too. You do no the other way of fitting them where you fit them backwards.
    So that the clip can be undone to change the sling to a lamping sling and the loop placed around the rifle stock so the gun hangs upright from the shoulder for lamp or NV use.
    It takes a huge amount of weight off your arms when lamping and can be put back to a normal sling in seconds.
    To carry the gun.
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    To set up for lamping
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    Cheers Andy
     
  3. roy0110

    roy0110 Engaging Member

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    is there a model or part number for above sling?
     
  4. Cymru-Dave

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    These were standard issue when I was in the RN many moons ago, very versatile, didn't even think about their use on an airgun
     
  5. r10hunter

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    They are sa80 slings look for the genuine army surplus ones.
    There are some airsoft ones around that are not that high quality and some that are good it's hard to tell if you buy off eBay.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400699850357
    Cheers Andy
     
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    I have seen some in a local Army & Navy store -- I think for £8.00.

    T.
     
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    We used to say the the sling was the best part of the SA80 when it was first issued. Prior to the SA80 we were never allowed to sling the SLR unless on a speed march or parade ground. Had to carry to it at the ready at all times unless performing a firemans carry when the fold up grip could be used. I was a GPMG gunner back then so luckily I had a sling for that.

    These slings come into there own when doing other stuff such as skiing/climbing etc. I'd be careful using on an airgun as I recall the SA80 getting a few muzzle knocks at times whilst slung. Wouldn't want to beat up my current rifles the same way as pussers kit. ;)
     
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    just realised i have no swivels fitted so need to get some to suit, are they a special type? and would they need to be fitted to the side of the stock as in that youtube vid?
    thanks,
     
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    I just used some Jack Pike swivels from e bay (about £8 delivered.... bargain) mine works fine on the studs underneath in the usual position. I am fairly sure mines a genuine one, I got it from a TA recruiting bloke at work, I must admit I was a little dubious about that plastic quick release clip but I gave it a good pull/yank and it appears quite strong.
     

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