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goofcat
03-15-2011, 3:19 PM
Just wondering if anyone has suggestions for getting a proper Appleseed sling for my SIG 522. It has three attachment points, a ring on the front of the hand guard, a post in the middle back (before the stock), and a ring in the rear of the stock.

thanks

bobup
03-15-2011, 3:28 PM
Just wondering if anyone has suggestions for getting a proper Appleseed sling for my SIG 522. It has three attachment points, a ring on the front of the hand guard, a post in the middle back (before the stock), and a ring in the rear of the stock.

thanks

I'm new to the use of a sling myself, but I believe that just the front attachment point is needed

here is a link that will hopefully clear the waters a bit

http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=377361

and here too

http://www.ray-vin.com/tech/websling/webslinghelp.htm

HTH
bob

tony stark
05-08-2011, 9:52 PM
there is a ring on the bottom of the assembly in front of the hand guard. it is for the bayonet. there is another attachment point on the left side of this assembly for the sling.
watch your sling tension, there can (and probably will be) enough tension to effect the point of impact. at last that's the way mine acts

Jubz
06-09-2011, 8:43 AM
My wife just got a SIG522, and plans on doing Appleseed with me. For her sling setup, we picked up/attached the Handguard Rail Kit, along with an inexpensive sling with a QD swivel up front and looped webbing in the rear. The looped in the rear is the important part for Appleseed and teaching the various stabilizing techniques; it will be detached and used around your arm.

Here's a shot of the SIG522 with side rails attached; she didn't want the included bottom one attached.

http://properauthority.com/brass/images/SIG522_RailVise.jpg

The $39 sling from rrages.com:
http://rrages.com/sling/qdswivel/index.htm

From their site:
http://rrages.com/sling/qdswivel/6.jpg

as_rocketman
06-09-2011, 10:21 AM
We had a fellow with a SIG 522 at the last West End Appleseed. The sling worked way better for him after we attached it to the bottom rather than the side (zip ties in the field!). Reason being, with a side attachment it's easy for sling tension to make the rifle rotate, something we call "canting."

Try it before the shoot. If you can use the sling without canting, then you're good to go. Otherwise try to rig it so that canting is not a problem.

Side-mounted sling swivels are for carrying, not practical accuracy. This problem isn't limited to SIG's -- I've seen it with lots of rifles, including AR's, Mosins, and M1 Carbines. For some people's geometry it works out, for others it doesn't. Just have to try it and see.

Jubz
06-09-2011, 12:42 PM
We had a fellow with a SIG 522 at the last West End Appleseed. The sling worked way better for him after we attached it to the bottom rather than the side (zip ties in the field!). Reason being, with a side attachment it's easy for sling tension to make the rifle rotate, something we call "canting."

Try it before the shoot. If you can use the sling without canting, then you're good to go. Otherwise try to rig it so that canting is not a problem.

Side-mounted sling swivels are for carrying, not practical accuracy. This problem isn't limited to SIG's -- I've seen it with lots of rifles, including AR's, Mosins, and M1 Carbines. For some people's geometry it works out, for others it doesn't. Just have to try it and see.

This is great info and will rethink this.
BTW, my wife and I were thinking about doing Appleseed at the West End Gun Club. We met Jackie at the Raahauges Shooting/Sports Fair at the RVWA booth last weekend and was impressed.

With an Appleseed weekend, does the WEGC have a shade or covered area adjacent to the shooter's area?

as_rocketman
06-09-2011, 9:15 PM
With an Appleseed weekend, does the WEGC have a shade or covered area adjacent to the shooter's area?

Sure does. Here (http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=23069.0) is a link to the last West End shoot, complete with pictures.

The Junior Range at West End is .22 only and only 25 meters, but it's as nice a place to shoot as you'll find.

Jubz
06-10-2011, 12:04 AM
Sure does. Here (http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=23069.0) is a link to the last West End shoot, complete with pictures.

The Junior Range at West End is .22 only and only 25 meters, but it's as nice a place to shoot as you'll find.

Thanks for the link. The photos tell it all, looks like a great place to spend an Appleseed weekend. Forget about Raahauges, we'll definitely do it at WEGC! I see Penny's Dad in one of the photos, a username I recognize from Calguns.net.