Slings?

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by Ploofy, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Ploofy

    Ploofy New Member

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    How many of you use a sling while shooting? (The sling for accuracy, not carrying)
     
  2. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    I recently bought a para chord sling off a member on another forum (he makes them, any configuration you want). I have it installed on my AR15 and have gotten great use out of it while target shooting. It's not that I had a slack grip but having the sling really locks it down and makes recoil and follow up shots that much easier.
     

  3. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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  4. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    A rifle without a sling is like a pistol without a holster...Jeff Cooper
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I have two Andy's Leather slings and they are of excellent quality. I also have a couple of Butler Creek quick adjust slings and they are excellent as well.
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Unless shooting benchrest, you betcha.
     
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    a sling is a must on a rifle. my preference are the black nylon m16a1 and a2 slings they work very well and are easy to install and adjust quickly. i like the old ww2/korea era green canvas slings too.
     
  8. Jesse17

    Jesse17 New Member

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    Even from a shooting bench, unless the gun is in a Lead Sled or similar, I ALWAYS use a sling. A well adjusted sling (I like them just a touch overly tight) will just about allow you to hold a rifle with just your off hand and someone else could pull the trigger for you. <don't try this with something with a lot of recoil!>
     
  9. Ploofy

    Ploofy New Member

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    Seriously? People always look at me like I'm crazy when I bring a sling shooting. I guess this is why I like this forum so much.
     
  10. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Why be normal?

    Do what you like as long as it isn't illegal or hurts someone. ;)
     
  11. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I need to buy some slings.:eek::(
     
  12. Ploofy

    Ploofy New Member

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    You can just use a BDU belt or a leather strap if you want, Shihan. They both get the job done and get your groups a lot tighter.
     
  13. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    I think the ol' M1907 leather sling is the greatest :)
     
  14. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    I bought a 1907 M96 swede. It had missmatched (1digit) bands. They came down on price. Had an original Hoyt 1907 sling in great shape, worth $75.00 to 100.00. Hoyt was made in Manchester NH, about 3 miles from home.
     
  15. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    I'm sure Shi has a bunch of leather straps laying around.