Decent Budget Leather Rifle Sling?


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ZombiesAhead
June 16, 2009, 12:39 AM
I need a sling for my Mini-30. Right now I am using a cheap black nylon sling that works OK but it slips and it looks terrible on the wood/stainless rifle.

I'm really looking for an M1907-type sling. Simple, no padding, brown leather and functional for carrying and steadying the rifle.

Something like this:
http://www.epsaddlery.com/images/Product/medium/255.jpg

...from El Paso Saddlery would be great...but do I have to pay $65+?

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cloudcroft
June 16, 2009, 12:02 PM
Try these guys then: http://www.pacificcanvasandleather.com/

...more specifically: http://www.pacificcanvasandleather.com/slings.htm

I have no doubt that the El Paso Saddlery item would be much better quality (I lived in El Paso a long time and visited El Paso Saddlery on occasion) but Pacific Canvas stuff is at least servicable, and some of it is very good in fact.

I have two of their brown leather "US" marked 1911 holsters and four "US" marked brown leather dual-magazine pouches myself. I treated all of these items with anhydrous lanolin -- partly because the leather looked a little dry and partly because I wanted to waterproof the leather (as I do with all my leather items, as per my SOP) -- and they look great...sort of a chestnut brown color (a darker color than when not treated).

Quality-wise, I'd rate the Pacific Canvas M38 1911 "US" shoulder holster I got a C+/B-, the 1911 "US" (pistol belt) flap holster a B+/A- and the leather "US" ammo pouches a solid A. Did not get any of their slings so I can't say.

Good luck,

-- John D.

KingTiger
June 16, 2009, 02:46 PM
Turner has NM sling seconds for $34. I've got one on order, still haven't received it yet.

http://www.turnersling.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TS&Product_Code=NSS

Kingcreek
June 16, 2009, 04:02 PM
http://www.huntercompany.com/slings.html
I've used one of these for many years with no problems. might be the #220, basic but functional.

cloudcroft
June 16, 2009, 06:30 PM
He wants a military type sling, like a 1907...

-- John D.

Kingcreek
June 16, 2009, 07:51 PM
Hunter model 200 military $33.25

ZombiesAhead
June 17, 2009, 11:14 AM
Considered all these options and ended up with the Triple K military sling from Cabela's. 1" width was $17.99 plus shipping with great reviews.

http://images.cabelas.com/is/image/cabelas/s7_221294_imageset_01?$main-Large$

cloudcroft
June 18, 2009, 12:52 AM
Thanks?

You're welcome...

-- John D.

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