mine is the biothane version. my wife uses biothane tack for her horse and that stuff is awesome all weather leather substitute. it does feel different but having a sling that doesnt slowly degrade and loosen over time is kinda nice.
one other thing. its not easy keeping a M1A in shooting trim. with a AR15 when you shoot out a barrel its plug and play to get a new one. diy. cant do that with a M1A. about the time you get everything running in a M1A like a clock something wears out and accuracy degrades then you gotta start over trying to diagnose the problem. once you find the issue fix it something else goes out of kilter. while this doesnt effect combat accuracy a bit, it doesnt lend itself well to maintaining match accuracy over the long haul. thats a big reason you dont see many folks using m1a in service rifle anymore.
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Last edited by JonM; 01-03-2013 at 05:12 PM.