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Single Point sling

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by rbernie, Jan 24, 2006.

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  1. rbernie
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    rbernie Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    Norra Texas
    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?
  2. modifiedbrowning

    modifiedbrowning Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Bozeman, MT
  3. stevelyn

    stevelyn Member

    Mar 9, 2003
    Fairbanksan in Aleutian Hell
    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.
  4. NMshooter

    NMshooter Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    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.
  5. Coltdriver

    Coltdriver Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    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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