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joel1316
08-31-2006, 9:52 AM
I'm looking for a comfortable rifle sling. I'll be slinging over my shoulder a bolt action rifle that runs a good 10lbs. With so many different types of slings out there, I'm not really sure where to start?
Budget - about < $30
Material - withstand moist weather
- Does not need to carry extra cartridges.

Any tips or suggestions?

Nefarious
08-31-2006, 10:03 AM
Im going to be making one of these myself...

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=19&t=252462

mailman
08-31-2006, 10:36 AM
got an old backpack?

Bishop
08-31-2006, 11:52 AM
Im going to be making one of these myself...

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=19&t=252462

I made one of those this morning; it's pretty cool (once you figure out how to work it! :o ), and totally worth the time...

m1371
08-31-2006, 12:11 PM
I'm looking for a comfortable rifle sling. I'll be slinging over my shoulder a bolt action rifle that runs a good 10lbs. With so many different types of slings out there, I'm not really sure where to start?
Budget - about < $30
Material - withstand moist weather
- Does not need to carry extra cartridges.

Any tips or suggestions?

Does your rifle have sling studs on it?

That can influence what you end up getting.

Are you planning on using the sling just for transporting the rifle (as you said, slung over your shoulder) or do you intend to use it as a form of shooting support?

Bit more info and we might be able to give you some constructive ideas.

joel1316
08-31-2006, 12:17 PM
I'm not thinking about using a 3-point sling as I'm looking to have some sort of padding at the shoulder. I've used those 3-points and they eventually dig into my shoulder.... I'm just looking for your classic sling that will be used for transport mainly and not for shooting support.

m1371
08-31-2006, 12:38 PM
I'm not thinking about using a 3-point sling as I'm looking to have some sort of padding at the shoulder. I've used those 3-points and they eventually dig into my shoulder.... I'm just looking for your classic sling that will be used for transport mainly and not for shooting support.

Well, just off the top of my head.....

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=9717&title=ADVANTAGE+SUPER+SLING

http://www.gunaccessories.com/ButlerCreek/StretchSlings.asp

If you don't have sling studs already on the rifle, these won't do you much good though. That's an extra expense you might have to factor in.

joel1316
08-31-2006, 1:33 PM
Oh, forgot to mention that it does have sling studs already...
I'm looking at some Butler Creek slings as they supposedly "stretch" like a shock absorber....

capitol
08-31-2006, 5:42 PM
Joel,
Walmart sells a black/brown padded sling for $24.95 IIRC. They work great for heavier rifles. I liked the first one so much I went back and purchased another one.

oaklander
08-31-2006, 9:07 PM
I use an Israeli IDF-issue sling. It's very wide and very adjustable. It can be made to fit anything. With shipping (from Israel!) - it's under $20.

See:

http://cgi.ebay.com/IDF-Zahal-Rifle-Sling-Israeli-Army-New-AX-22_W0QQitemZ290018577873QQihZ019QQcategoryZ73977QQ ssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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damon1272
09-01-2006, 7:35 PM
Joel,
I carry my varmint rifles all day long with the butler creek strech slings. Very comfortable slings that you can use to carry a heavy rifle all day long. They make life much easier. Buy the butler creek sling, you won't regret it.

dw1784
09-01-2006, 10:41 PM
agree with damon- get the butler creek.

Currently on sale at Natchez (http://www.natchezss.com/brand.cfm?contentID=productDetail&brand=BC&category=0&prodID=BC80013&CFID=4086771&CFTOKEN=15246402).

xjrguy
05-16-2007, 12:59 PM
Has anyone used this one before

http://www.outdoorconnection.com/products/slings/padded_super_sling/padded_super_sling.htm

I just bought two of them and have yet to put them on my Mini 14 and M1A.

Any opinions on the Outdoor Connection one?

I did a search and that is how I ended up here.

Thanks in advance.

Sniper3142
05-16-2007, 5:52 PM
While these are about double your $30 price range...

Tactical Intervention Quick-Cuff Slings
http://www.tacticalintervention.com/index.html

I suggest the Model 2 version. They are GREAT and I've got them on almost all my rifles. The USMC just awarded TIS the contract for all of their slings BTW. :)

They are great people to do business with also. When I ordered a few Quick-Cuff slings they sent along a couple of their basic models as well for FREE.

:)

Mute
05-16-2007, 7:54 PM
While these are about double your $30 price range...

Tactical Intervention Quick-Cuff Slings
http://www.tacticalintervention.com/index.html

I suggest the Model 2 version. They are GREAT and I've got them on almost all my rifles. The USMC just awarded TIS the contract for all of their slings BTW. :)

They are great people to do business with also. When I ordered a few Quick-Cuff slings they sent along a couple of their basic models as well for FREE.

:)

Best sling out there, especially if you plan on shooting in various field positions.

Pthfndr
05-16-2007, 9:05 PM
A plain old GI cotton canvas sling works great also. Don't discount it until you try one.

I use one on the rifle I shoot at the Sac Valley Tactical Long Range match. for carrying the rifle and for shooting from position. Never let me down yet.

slick_711
05-16-2007, 9:17 PM
I'm just looking for your classic sling that will be used for transport mainly and not for shooting support.

Your 'classic sling' is used for shooting support, and it works. Get a Ching sling even. :)

Timberwolf
05-16-2007, 9:19 PM
Ditto on the TIS sling. It puts all others to shame.

deguello
05-17-2007, 12:06 AM
I really like Turner Slings. They have an all-weather 'biothane' sling that I've used now for 3 yrs. Firm belief is this sling will out last me and the next person no problem. Creedmore Sports (oceanside, CA) has them.

shawnyteee
05-17-2007, 9:34 AM
http://www.itwnexus.com/catalog.html

This is the site where I got my free sample buckles and web lock slide :43: when I build that 3 point sling.

RobG
05-17-2007, 10:34 AM
I'm looking at some Butler Creek slings as they supposedly "stretch" like a shock absorber....

I use one for my hunting rig and it works awesome. All day comfort and stays in place real well even when tramping all over the woods.

mltrading
05-17-2007, 10:36 AM
CQD (Close Quarter Defense) makes nice sling mounts (front and rear) and has Blackhawk to make specific slings for CQD.

I have one set on my personal OLL build. The sling is padded and can be switched between 1-point and two-point configuration. Personally, it's pretty convinient and comfortable.;)

The link is here (http://www.cqd.net/71CQS1.php).

ldivinag
05-17-2007, 10:38 AM
best part about the DIY slings?

going to REI and asking for custom length straps. and they ask, "what's it for?"

i say, "gun sling"...

sometimes, the look on their faces is priceless...

mltrading
05-17-2007, 11:02 AM
best part about the DIY slings?

going to REI and asking for custom length straps. and they ask, "what's it for?"

i say, "gun sling"...

sometimes, the look on their faces is priceless...


Nice!!!

Last time, I went to a gardening supply to buy some stump remover (Potassium Nitrate) and some charcoal for flower bed. When I checked out, the cashier asked me what usage of these stuff. I said "they can be mixed with sulfur and make black powder". I got the same priceless faces.:D

Darn, the stump remover is used to remove tree stumps and the coal is used to increase the air flow in the soil. That's what labels said.:D