Ruger SR-556 Sling Options?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by h8dirt, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. h8dirt

    h8dirt New Member

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    I have an as issued Ruger SR-556 that needs a sling. The collapsable butt stock has a built-in sling slot but it does not have a socket or other attachment point. Obviously, I can attach the forward point using a number of rail attachment options. I'd like to have an arrangement that is easy to remove when it's not needed. I have no plans for LE duty or MIL-duty use -- just a way to tote it around on the farm.

    Thanks in advance for any experience or recommendations you may have.

    Danny
     
  2. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    It's an issued weapon but it's not an LE or Mil firearm?

    What stock does it have?
     

  3. Cattledog

    Cattledog New Member

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    Magpul ms2 convertible. It can go from a single point sling to a two point in about 1 .5 seconds
     
  4. h8dirt

    h8dirt New Member

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    It has the standard, synthetic collapsable stock. Sorry if I was unclear in the "as issued" reference. Maybe I should have said, "stock" configuration.
     
  5. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Install a Magpul ASAP sling plate and get a Magpul MS2 sling
     
  6. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    That was my fualt, I missed the "as" in "as issued".

    I personally didn't like the MS2 and quickly sold it off. It was to thin and uncomfortable. The Vickers Blue Force padded slings are great.
     
  7. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Are you talking about a standard flat slot on the stock for the sling? A short piece of sling through it and wrapped around the tube then velcroed securely makes a good quick release attachment for a standard sling. Or you could find a QD mount that attaches there.

    Curious, Ruger doesn't include a sling with a $1500 rifle? :eek:
     
  8. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    lol.

    I wonder if you could drill a hole in the stock just large enough for a QD swivel.

    The velcroe idea sounds like a good option though.
     
  9. goretro77

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    I used this on the front, CQD front sling mount:
    CQD Sling Mount - Front
    Why did I choose it? It uses two bolts instead of the typical one which is a more secure hold on the rail.


    then you can use a variety of slings.
    [​IMG]

    I nowadays use a BlueForceGear VCAS padded sling with HK type hook.