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Sling for Springfield M1A SOCOM II

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Backpacker33, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. Backpacker33

    Backpacker33 Member

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    Please suggest slings for the Springfield M1A SOCOM II.
    I'm quite frustrated trying to find one I like online or at a gun store.
    I would like to carry it muzzle down behind my right shoulder, as well as cross-chest, muzzle up to the left, and be able to rapidly bring it to ready.
    I'll need a way to connect it to one of the rails for the front.
    Something with a broad piece over the shoulder is mandatory. Long humps with a narrow strap hurt.
    Ballistic nylon or equivalent seems best, but I'll consider leather, too. I used leather straps for decades on other rifles.
    Lastly, it would be nice to be able to unhook it quickly to set it down without having to completely take off a supporting harness, but that's optional.
     
  2. JRadice45

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    Have you checked out a V-TAC padded sling? http://www.vikingtactics.com/slings_wide.html

    I have the padded one for my Rifle, and the standard one for my shotgun. They seem well constructed and are very easy to use / adjust. When slung out of the way you can tug the adjustment strap to make it tight against your body so it wont bounce around as much.
     
  3. Backpacker33

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    I'll check, JRadice45. Thanks.
     
  4. 119er

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    I'm looking for one for a scout squad myself. Seems like it's old school two point or a bulky 3 point with the wrap around the HG.
     
  5. JRadice45

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    I forgot to mention you will need the buttstock adapter for the m1a as the rear sling attachment ideally shpuld be at the top of the stock with the vtac sling. It also is not very bulky.
     
  6. B!ngo

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    Yea, I have one of these on each of my three rifles. I'm not an expert but it seems that the adjustability - both when initially fitting it to the rifle (cutting/searing the ends to proper length - check out the video on their site) and the movable length makes it a great solution.
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