Single Point sling


January 24, 2006, 10:41 PM
I'm contemplating a single point sling for field use (stalking) on a few hunting rifles. I carry my rifles by the receiver much of the time that I'm on foot, but I also like having a carry strap to allow my hands to be free from time to time. I find that a traditional hasty sling/carry strap often catches on brush and generally gets in the way when I'm carrying the rifle in hand.

Do y'all think that a single-point sling might work for me? Anyone got a recommendation on which to try?

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January 24, 2006, 11:34 PM
A lot of people seem to like this one. sling (

January 25, 2006, 07:37 AM
I have a single point sling from The Wilderness on a GG&G adaptor for my duty 870. Generally I like it.
However, one slight drawback is that it allows the gun to hang too low for walking or climbing so you have to keep a hand on it to avoid having the barrel banging into your legs.

January 25, 2006, 08:32 PM
My CAR-15 rides on a wilderness single point sling (with GG&G adapter, that is the brand the wilderness stocks, and it is a nice one), and I must say it is the only way to go for a handy little carbine.

Long and muzzle heavy works better with a three point, which keeps it from banging into your knees.

January 26, 2006, 12:05 PM
I have made slings for my hunting rifles that allow me to carry like a conventional sling or to carry with the sling over my left shoulder and under my right shoulder.

I can walk or climb hands free with the rifle across my chest and stomach at about a 35 degree downward angle to the left.

I can grab the rifle from this position and shoulder it to shoot.

This sling was copied from a commercially available version. They cost less than $10.00 to make from parts I got a REI.

I'll post some pictures later but you basically attach the sling at the front like a normal sling then run it back through the rear loop and then forward again. You attach the front on a slide that is captured at the top by the front loop and allowed to slide rearward about 10 to 15 inches where it is stopped from more rearward movement by a buckle or strap keeper. The pic makes it easier to understand.

The advantage to this over a single point sling is that the rifle remains in a constant position when you are hands free. No swinging around. I have used it on a Savage, a Model 70, an 870 Shotgun and on an Encore.

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