View Full Version : 10/22 sling options

12-08-2010, 10:37 AM
OK, so I have a bit of a problem with my 10/22. Ever since I did my FrankenRuger conversion, my sling studs are a bit messed up and I need to figure out a way to either work around or change it.

In the photo below, you will see my predicament. On the rear of the stock, there is a sling stud that goes horizontal and at the front is one that goes vertical. Putting a sling on these just twists everything up and doesn't sit right on the shoulder or makes the rifle hard to use with the sling.

Does anyone have any sling suggestions?


Just to clarify, relocating the front sling stud is not possible.

12-09-2010, 11:23 AM
I would put one at the bottom of the pistol grip.

12-09-2010, 6:39 PM
It's a mechanical problem, relocation is possible.

How about a safari style sling mount? The kind that have a ring around the barrel. Mount it close to the forend and should be usable.

12-09-2010, 7:34 PM
Please post the side view of whole rifle I can get some ideas...

12-09-2010, 8:31 PM
I will post more photos in a bit.

I don't want anything around the barrel as this is a takedown rifle.

12-09-2010, 8:55 PM
That thing looks CRAZY WTF is it?

12-09-2010, 8:55 PM
btw sorry your banned... Why do they do THAT?

12-10-2010, 9:08 AM
Rope, garden hose, or twine would be your best bet.

12-10-2010, 11:26 AM
That thing looks CRAZY WTF is it?

It is a Butler Creek bullpacker stock mated to a Butler Creek folding stock to make a compact 10/22.

12-10-2010, 11:27 AM
btw sorry your banned... Why do they do THAT?

A difference in opinion as to what constitutes legitimate cop bashing. Also, being witty is a no-no on this board.

12-10-2010, 6:06 PM
PNS - use a quick disconnect swivel with the barrel band. 'Easy' stuff.

12-11-2010, 6:12 PM
PNS - use a quick disconnect swivel with the barrel band. 'Easy' stuff.

The barrel comes off the gun. No barrel band possible.

12-12-2010, 12:59 AM
Will the sling you desire be a carrying-aid only, or are you planning to have it viable as a shooting-aid as well? I believe it matters.

A full profile picture of the rifle might help us visualize what you are after, come to think of it.

12-12-2010, 1:33 AM
I want my sling to be kind of both.

Here are pics of my rifle. Sorry it took me so long.

The whole rifle


Broken down


Other side


See the sling stud problem in this photo? Horizontal stud at the rear, vertical stud at the front


12-12-2010, 2:08 AM
Ah, much better.

I believe to "effectively" use a 2-point sling as a shooting aid like a hasty sling, you'd want the forward mount to be where it is located currently, but have the rear sling at the base of the stock, near the butt-pad.

Given you are doing the collapsible setup, you might try something attached perhaps on the underside of where that folding hinge/locking arrangement for the stock is located? Maybe even attach into the pistol grip right above your hand, if needed.

If you just go with the "tacticool" single-point sling arrangement, the rear sling swivel might not be so bad really, depending on how your swivel is set up... or maybe try the above location as well.

Ideally, you'd have a sling point on the forward part, where you have it, and at the tail end of the stock, but that obviously isn't an option unless you make everything quick-detach (which might not be such a bad idea to begin with). A quick-snap ring or other similar set up on the end of the stock and under the hinge might give you options to swap the 2-point between a shorter one for folded stock and full length with stock extended to use as a hasty-sling shooting aid, if that makes sense.

Seems like an interesting setup for sure!

PS I hesitate to ask, but with the folding stock in that configuration, does it fall within the 30" minimum length for a rifle to be a rifle in CA and not some sort of other "monstrosity"? I know there's a reason my 15-22 with collapsible stock is still set up with a 16" barrel... to make that minimum 30" length.

12-12-2010, 6:59 AM
Only 26" min length needed for .22 rifles in CA. Folded, it is 27" :)

12-14-2010, 11:10 AM
I'm not sure how to imbed images via the mobile interface but here is a nice point of reference: http://www.google.com/m/search?oe=UTF-8&client=safari&q=m1+carbine+paratrooper&hl=en&site=images&ei=R84HTYCaIZ6gqQPeo-2XAg&ved=0CBIQ7AkwAA#i=7

Why reinvent the wheel right?