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  1. mainecoon

    mainecoon Member

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    Yet another sling thread.... I am looking for recommendations on what sling to put on my FN 30.06. Not really into a match type sling but am considering the Ching, Brownells' Latigo, and any other loop sling that is easy to get into. I have the Rhodesian Sling by Andy's Leather on two guns and like it, but am curious about other options. Any suggestions?
     
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    Me too. I like the Biothane (all weather) one from Turner saddlery: http://www.turnersling.com
     
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    I've come to really like the Super Sling on hunting rifles. It's hard to beat the 1907 for a real sling, but the super is a great compromise that is useful.
     
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    It's Biothane for me.
     
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    Once again, the 1907 is the sling, but I've come to appreciate the
    Montana Sling as well. It's very easy to adjust and there are no metal buckles to rattle/scratch your stock.
     
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    I would not call it best, I have a rifle with a sling that stretch's and may have some neoprene in it. Not much for looks, but the stretch makes it comfortable and takes the bite out of the bounce. It does not bounce, but the down motion of the rifle on the shoulder is not as sharp. YMMV
     
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    I like the Galco Ching sling. I forget if the word African is also part of its title.
     
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    I really like the Montana Slings

    http://www.montanagunslings.com/

    Reasonably priced for the quality and with some color and width options. I'd strongly recommend the 1" over 1 1/4" unless you are carrying a really heavy rifle. I bought the 1 1/4" first, liked it OK, but a few years later bought a 2nd one that was 1" wide and it gets used a lot more.
     
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    I have lots of slings but my favorite for carrying in the field and it's ease of use, such as on and off the shoulder and wrapping around the elbow for free hand shooting, is a custom made braided leather. I went to a guy who makes lots of stuff out of leather and showed him what I wanted. He did a very nice job and made it for $45. Lots of slings are far more expensive and not nearly as functional. I bought one trimmed in rattle snake skin. Beautiful work, but the rattle snake hide is fixed to heavy thick leather that is bulky and uncomfortable. So it mostly hangs in my cabinet.
     
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    Another vote for the Montana sling. I have them on a couple different rifles and absolutely love them for how easy they are to set up a hasty sling set.
     
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    I agree re the 1" Montana sling. I started with a couple of 1" Montana slings and then bought a 1-1/4" and don't like it as much.

    I've been using a LaRue Tactical sling to carry a Remington shotgun while hiking and really like it. I might use it with my .375 H&H hunting rifle this fall.

    http://www.laruetactical.com/larue-tactical-padded-sling
     
  13. mainecoon

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    Thanks everyone -- I ended up going with a Brownells Latigo sling. Will probably get a 1907 later, so I can get a Garand to go with it.
     
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    Out of curiosity, why do you prefer the 1" over the 1&1/4"?
     
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    I prefer a side-mount tactical sling like the padded VCAS for hunting. This lets me carry the rifle slung across my chest in more or less the low ready position. This is more secure than shoulder carry, and makes it quicker to bring the rifle up to your shoulder. The "hasty" shooting sling method also works a lot better with this setup than it does with a standard shoulder carry sling. Since the sling runs over your back, it doesn't slide down your support arm; and with it being side-mounted, it doesn't want to cant in prone and seated like a hasty sling usually does. And nothing could be easier or quicker to get into and out of.

    If I must use a standard bottom mount shoulder carry sling, I use a 1907. I leave the keepers up high by the front swivel, which leaves the arm loop open wide. For a quick shot in the field, you don't even need to put a twist in the arm loop or cinch the keepers down like you would at a match... just stick your arm through the loop, wrap your wrist, and shoot. It is just as fast as a Ching sling, and doesn't require the third swivel. In fact, the dude who makes the Ching Sling later came out with the Safari Ching Sling, which pretty much works this same way.
     
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