Originally Posted by trip286
If you think about it, a woven sling, such as a 550 cord sling, is going to have a ton of flex and give in the weave. The cordage may wear out over time (maybe if you carry your rifle for around 50 years day in and day out), but it's known for being very durable, and a simple weave is going to be great for flexibility, and therefor, comfort.
I don't try to get involved in threads regarding our stuff unless there is a specific question asked, but just a couple things to throw in.
For comfort, I personally think our extra wide double cobra weave has the best "padded" feel. I use one on my hunting rifle, which is already pretty light weight, but with the sling it makes it very easy to carry. The standard weave is probably the second best for comfort, but is *much* more flexible then the double cobra weaves.
As for durability, I would see it possibly being worn out after years of use. Paracord is pretty durable, and unless its left out in the sun all the time, I could see it lasting longer then most people seem to own the rifle. It's rated pretty high for abrasion resistance, low stretch, and mildew resistance. Have't yet had an issue with cord breaking or coming unwoven.
I actually sent Mike my single point sling, which is set up for very high and tight to the body carry, not for use with a chest rig (I mainly use AK's with shorter stocks). I can easily see how people would want something with a larger loop, which we do quite regularly, but I prefer to keep a very low probability of hitting myself somewhere that doesn't react well to being hit when I drop my gun for transitions.
If ya'll have any questions, feel free to PM me. I'm thinking we are gonna get set up here as a sponsor once we free up some money (vacation drained the petty cash fund) so we can get a gallery up.
Just for reference, this is a extra wide that I run on my 1895 GBL, and Mossberg 500