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  • #965

    otis302
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    When I first got my Saiga I got a cheap sling now that my gun weighs in at 8.7 lbs I am looking at mabe a one point or a bungee I am not sure I want it around my neck with the weapon hanging so with out much effort I can level and go to the dance the one I have now is too short with it around my neck it holds the gun too high..

    #9156

    JulioTheSavage
    Moderator

    This place here has pretty reasonable prices for slings and some variety.http://www.rockymountaintactical.net/They ain’t the more expensive name brands. I would like to try them out before I buy them but they look ok. They might be my next purchase for another sling.

    #9150

    PhilTheBiker
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    I know a guy in the army that makes his own.

    #9159

    Stocker
    Participant

    Me too! Otis if you have a rail attached like I do I’ve got an idea for a single point guaranteed not to get in the way shooting.

    #9157

    JulioTheSavage
    Moderator

    @stocker 6565 wrote:

    Me too! Otis if you have a rail attached like I do I’ve got an idea for a single point guaranteed not to get in the way shooting.

    I’m interested also.

    #9147

    otis302
    Member

    let me know stocker

    #9160

    Stocker
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    I’ll put something together. I looked at the site you gave Julio http://www.rockymountaintactical.net/ and by the looks of it they are using cheap buckles. These single point slings are tricky if you dont use the right ones, I’ve been using the one I have right now since 2004 and still have yet to have one break and drop my weapon. My opinion is to stick with Nexus.

    #9161

    Stocker
    Participant

    One thing, are you a righty or lefty? If lefty we might need to think of different options. But here’s what I’m thinking. Using the body strap that I’ve talked about before that’s nothing more than 2 Friction buckles, 2 complete Buckles, and 1 inch tubular nylon long enough to go around your chest with about a foot of excess
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    Once I get home I’ll be able to take a photo of the end product, but for now here’s the idea. And the female buckle that is attached to the rail system can either be attached using tubular nylon or thick zip ties which I think might be a better idea.
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    Let me now if you have any concerns, like I said once I get out of Afghanistan and back home I’m going to be rigging up all my rifles and shotguns with this system. Til then, Keep your head on a swivel!

    #9158

    JulioTheSavage
    Moderator

    Thanks Stocker for the info really appreciate it. Something I’m definitely gonna try out once I get the materials.

    @stocker 6572 wrote:

    Til then, Keep your head on a swivel!

    You do the same.

    #9151

    Andrew
    Moderator

    Time to revive this thread.

    I purchased a Remington 783 several months ago and an optic for it about 3 months ago. The base to mount the scope came in earlier this week so I put it all together and realized I never bought a sling for it.

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    As you can see it is a standard full length hunting rifle. I believe I want a traditional sling in leather but was interested in hearing from the other experiences hunters and gun folks on here. I am hoping to spend around $50 only on the sling.

    #9152

    Andrew
    Moderator

    Read a good article over at All Outdoors titled Even a Hunting Rifle Needs a Good Sling. Made some good point on why you get what you pay for no matter what you buy, rifle slings included.

    #9148

    otis302
    Member

    I have a 2 point Bungee sling on my ar I do not have a hunting rifle any more but I like how it works I can keep it tight for walking and when I present it it gives enough slack to acconidate my shooting style. Got it at a gun show for $25.00 cant remember the brand

    #9153

    Andrew
    Moderator

    @otis302 20883 wrote:

    I have a 2 point Bungee sling on my ar I do not have a hunting rifle any more but I like how it works I can keep it tight for walking and when I present it it gives enough slack to acconidate my shooting style. Got it at a gun show for $25.00 cant remember the brand

    Have you carried the rifle long distances using that sling? Like 10-15 miles at a time? I am very familiar with nylon single point bungee slings. I do not want one it straight nylon. They are to slick and tend to slide off shoulders and I don’t want single point since the rifle does not need to be at or near the ready position. I did not know they made 2 point bungees. I have the impression the rifle weight would tend to bounce as you walked and get uncomfortable after a few miles. Has that been your experience?

    #9149

    otis302
    Member

    Yes Andrew I have the option of carrying by my side or my back or shoulder with out taking it off. Very comfy

    #9154

    Andrew
    Moderator

    I ordered this one about a week ago. Not exactlly what I was looking for but it was cheap. If it doesn’t work out I will find a use for it.

    Butler Creek™ Alaskan Mag Rifle Sling

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