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Old 01-28-2013, 04:25 PM   #1
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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.

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(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.)

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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.



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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

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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?
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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.

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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?
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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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