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what sling do you use on your deer rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by troy fairweather, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. mustanger98

    mustanger98 Member

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    Well, we're kinda OT with this, but it reminded me of seeing a tv program of three-day eventing... cross-country, jumping and dressage... they said it originated with cavalry and couriers. I hear it's a lot of hard work. In the military context, I'm thinking the couriers would want to go as lightweight as possible... no rifle, so no need for a sling.
     
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  2. Rembrandt

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    Magpul on 450BM Deer rifle

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  3. DerMerchant

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    You ought to keep it in a back mounted scabbard, you'll look so good pulling it out that any onlooking deer will voluntarily impales themselves on nearby tree branches of sufficient pointieness.
     
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  4. Nature Boy

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    I think I have a new favorite rifle sling

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  5. jmr40

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    I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil to soften up my Montana slings. That was the recommendation I got from another forum when I bought mine. Only treated it once and it has held up for several years. It has gotten wet, just not soaking wet.

    I attach mine the way you have. The rough out leather on my shoulder holds it in place very well. But it is actually designed to be attached the other way so the loop can be used as a shooting aid. But the slick leather on my shoulder doesn't stay in place as well. I usually carry a small set of collapsible shooting sticks so having a shooting sling is less important to me. I suppose I could carry it that way, and reverse it once on stand for shooting.
     
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  6. mustanger98

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    Although the black powder guys use vegetable-based lubricants, I never thought about using anything but heats foot oil... that's animal-based, pure or compound... on leather. I might have to try the EVOO some time.

    Thinking of how NB is showing his sling rigged vs the other way, if someone used the sling loop-end forward as the shooting aid and carried African... y'all know, muzzle down... they'd be set, too.
     
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  7. phonesysphonesys

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    I have 1907 on most of my rifles.
     
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  8. Crowman

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    Galco Ching Safari Sling on my Ruger GSR Scout Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor.
     
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