Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by 9x56MS, Oct 15, 2021.
My other lever is my Dad's M88. Not your typical lever gun and it has swivels. I personally like the stretchy neoprene slings for hunting. Light weight and they stick to your shoulder pretty well.
I used the sling a few times to drag deer, mostly when it's raining. Used one time to hold a branch out of the way for a better shooting lane.
Edited to note: I do not squirrel hunt from a blind, but I am too lazy to correct my own sentence structure.
Saw him use underwear once in a gator print. Called them his Crocodile Undees.
I’m with you though I can see how the terrain I hunt influences my preferences.
When dragging a deer out I used to tie the front legs to the head so they didn't catch on everything, then wrap the additional rope around my waist several times, leaving my hands free to hold the gun in case another shot presented itself. This was for eastern woods hunting.
Unless the terrain is unforgiving (steep, rocky, slippery, or all three) I just take a sling with me in my pack. Gun in my hands, and a sling available if I need it.
Sling on shotgun? Yes
Sling on bolt action? Yes
Sling on .22? Yes
No sling on the AR's, Infantry School 1984. Never a sling in the field, even if hiking miles every day.
This year I bought a Henry Model X 45-70 and tried the safari sling it’s great holds the rifle upright and very quick to mount and shoot
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