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70cuda383 01-28-2013 03:25 PM

Rifle slings, let's see 'em
 
I just got a bug up my butt, I want to make a rifle sling out of 550 cord. I've seen some pictures of a few, thought I would ask for pictures of ALL your rifle slings and designs, so I can think about how I want to build it...what design features I want to incorporate, etc.

thanks!

(anyone have the link to the guy who makes and sells these things? I'd like to look at some of his pictures for ideas too.)

GeneralPatton 01-28-2013 09:45 PM

I made this for a guy over on the 1911 forums. I've been making the cord stuff for a while. I can tell you this, it's a PITA. That's a 36 inch stretch of cord, and if memory serves it was 80 feet of cord total.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...ps4f626b77.jpg
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gunlinn 02-03-2013 04:01 PM

Been weaving these for about a year.. Your right, pita! But finished product is worth it. I'll post some pics soon. I made 5 slings in a sollum weave and they turned out very nice. 36 in. Sling and used about 60-70 ft of cord. Time consuming but a nice flat braid and experimenting with some silicon sprays for alittle grip on them. If you put the time into making one make sure you use a very nice quality swivel... Each sling took me anywhere from 6-8 hours to finish

70cuda383 02-04-2013 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by gunlinn (Post 1122126)
Been weaving these for about a year.. Your right, pita! But finished product is worth it. I'll post some pics soon. I made 5 slings in a sollum weave and they turned out very nice. 36 in. Sling and used about 60-70 ft of cord. Time consuming but a nice flat braid and experimenting with some silicon sprays for alittle grip on them. If you put the time into making one make sure you use a very nice quality swivel... Each sling took me anywhere from 6-8 hours to finish


Where do you buy your hardware? I see TONS of sites that have plastic buckles for making belts, bracelets, etc. but I don't see a lot of hooks, clips, rings, etc.

70cuda383 02-04-2013 12:48 PM

Also, do you know any sources that will sell custom length 550 cord? seems everyone wants to sell either 25' 50' 100' or a 1000' roll. I want 250!! haha.

gunlinn 02-04-2013 03:06 PM

Yes, sportsman guide sells them up to 300 ft rolls. Quality cord too for about 15-25 dollars. I buy my clips and swivels from cabelas cause they have steel and stainless ones. If you put 10 hours into a braid it would be a shame to use some cheep crap. Im going to try to post pics later today.

70cuda383 02-04-2013 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by gunlinn (Post 1123544)
Yes, sportsman guide sells them up to 300 ft rolls. Quality cord too for about 15-25 dollars. I buy my clips and swivels from cabelas cause they have steel and stainless ones. If you put 10 hours into a braid it would be a shame to use some cheep crap. Im going to try to post pics later today.


Thanks! Got a lnk for sportsman's guide? or will I easily find it when I do my google search in about 30 seconds?:D

gunlinn 02-04-2013 03:33 PM

Just type paracord and you should find it no prob. And I failed to mention a lot of clips and clasps I buy right at the hardware store. Small d rings, anchor shackles, and bow shackles for bracelets and lanyards.

gunlinn 02-05-2013 03:08 AM

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Here are some of the things I made, slings, fishing/ fire starter bracelets, key fobs and several kinds of wraps. Anyone interested?

70cuda383 02-05-2013 12:16 PM

Thanks for the pics, those do look nice!

on your wider straps, instead of doing the solomon/cobra knots, isthat just a simple weave, or some type of braid? it looks like it's a simple as having 4 "runners" and weaving "over under over under around the end, over under over under"


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