Suggestions for rifle sling

ndking1126

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Mods, looks like I should have put this in Backpacking Gear & Clothing. Please move if that's the correct place.

Any recommendations on a good sling for all day hunting in the mountains? Maybe some with helpful unique features you wouldn't think of until you try?

I have a basic one I use, and I have a basic pack to carry and shoot off of.
 
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Andrew Massi

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I use an uncle Mike's mtn sling for sling work. If I'm covering a considerable distance I use the gun bearer on my pack (kuiu) stone glacier makes a very neat hands free quick release sling if your packs compatible
 

TheLongRanger83702

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FTW.
 

OrangeMan73

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Check out slik sling by creative outdoors. Its super lightweight and simple and allows for a pretty efficient marriage between longrifles and backpacks. Takes a minute or two of practice for draw but is suprisingly fast. I mostly hunt with a chassis 300 wsm with 24" barrel and suppressor, and this setup keeps it from carrying too high.
 

OrangeMan73

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Check out slik sling by creative outdoors. Its super lightweight and simple and allows for a pretty efficient marriage between longrifles and backpacks. Takes a minute or two of practice for draw but is suprisingly fast. I mostly hunt with a chassis 300 wsm with 24" barrel and suppressor, and this setup keeps it from carrying too high.
I'll add that I hunt with a beartooth 80 as well, for everything from daytrips to week long pack-ins, so having one slik sling setup on my pack is reasonable.
 

Dragoon300

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I have two slings that I use and recommend.

1. The Magpul MS1 for rugged use and rapid adjustability, or the MS4 (pictured) if you would like to switch between dual and single point attachment.
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2. The SAP Positional rifle sling for serious shooting from all positions. This is my best recommendation if you are looking for a sling that does more than just carry your weapon, it is a positional shooting sling system that will provide much more support and stability when making offhand standing, kneeling, sitting, or prone shots.
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These slings will do more than you can imagine. For instance, if you use a tripod the sling can be used in several ways to make your setup much more stable.
The propper use of a sling for a rifleman is a class in itself, a lot to learn, but well worth it!

Hope this helps.
Good hunting!
 

nksmfamjp

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How do you want to carry? On your front, back, under arm? Where are your studs/cups? Do you want a shooting aid? Do you shoot off a tripod? Do you want a pad or some flex when carrying?

If I knew a couple of those, I could probably help more…

I use or have used leather match slings, Armageddon Gear, TIS, Specops gear, random cheap slings, etc.

Currently, I am using the Armageddon Gear on one hunting rifle and TIS Quick Cuff on my other. The most important feature in a sling for me is lack of noise when using and ease of adjustment.
 

jjmp

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I’m frugal and asked my Mother to sew up one made out of 1inch wide nylon straps , make sure it’s long enough for your use cause we all come in different sizes , it has no loops for adjustment,but I did have her sew in super swivels while she was doing it on her sewing machine. It’s light as heck& strong enough to save my life .Cheers.
 

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