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Highpower Rifle Slings

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by Rockrivr1, Dec 25, 2002.

  1. Rockrivr1

    Rockrivr1 Well-Known Member

    While I'm waiting for all the parts of my new AR-15 to arrive, I'm slowly getting other gear together to start Highpower shooting this year.

    For the AR-15, what would be your recommendation on a sling to use in this type of competition? Also, if you happen to know a web site that it can be ordered from, please include it in your post.

    Thanks for the information.
  2. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Hey man, good to see you around here. Welcome!

    Take a look at my "Ready on the right" thread...you'll see what I have to say about slings.

    Personally, I like some history somewhere on my rifle, and that custom Les Tam brown leather sling does it...real WWI frogs, too! Unfortunately, I'm a competitor at heart, and that new Biothane is a competitor's sling through and through.

    I am SO on the fence right now.

    BTW, there is NOTHING wrong with using the cloth M1 web slings. I might do that too. We'll see.
  3. cold

    cold Member

    I have a Les Tam sling, also. The Turner is another good sling. But the Tam is a Turner on steriods.

    The turner AWS is interesting, isn't it? Creedmore has them for $45.00.

  4. Jon Coppenbarger

    Jon Coppenbarger Well-Known Member

    I think the new biothane sling may be just a fad., steve you are not really thinking about buying one of those biothing slings are you.
    I did not want to tell you but I figure they are worth 2 points in a 50 shot match.
    I have a nice well used leather turner I would trade you for your tamm.
    I will go down and put the tamm on my rifle to see how it likes it and will lt you know if I want to trade or not. LOL
  5. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Only a fool would trade his Tam for a Turner. BEing someone with TWO Biothanes, you should know whether its a fad or not!

  6. Jon Coppenbarger

    Jon Coppenbarger Well-Known Member

    I just laid the tamm next to my new bushmaster lower I got today and I think they like each other. will have to keep a eye on them.
    also saw a new pre-ban colt today around $1100 I think I can get it for with I think 12 mags or so.
    no money as I need to make a payment and gotta save my funds for the ex-better half. that even is starting to sound good.

    let me see ex-wife = better shooting, sounds right to me!
  7. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Sounds good to me too, since I'm in the same boat. You don't let my Tam sling get too near your Turner. That Turner is ugly!
  8. Rockrivr1

    Rockrivr1 Well-Known Member

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for the welcome. I'm glad to see this site start up after reading about The Firing Line.

    I read the post you indicated and have sent an email to Les Tam to get one of his slings made up for me.

    I appreciate everyones feedback to my question.

  9. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    I tell you what, Biothane or no, that Tam sling is a piece of work. You'll love it.
  10. Captal_de_Buch

    Captal_de_Buch Well-Known Member

    For shooting NRA Hi-Power the best sling I've seen is the good old cotton Garand sling. Fit's just fine on my AR's.
  11. piccolo

    piccolo Well-Known Member

    I made one.

    Got some good frogs, solid WW1 issue from a rotten old sling, some good Amish tanned latigo and went to town with a punch and some rivets.

    I had fun making it during my off-watch time at sea and now I have a GREAT sling. I sewed the keepers with some pretty good nylon.

    You guys would be astonished at the things you can make for this hobby if you decide to.

    Truth is, the money I save making my own stuff is minimal, I just do it for fun.

    My cart, mat and scope stand is hand made. So are a lot of other odds and ends.

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