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Old 07-03-2012, 07:31 AM
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Ok...So I now have my rifle (winchester model 70 Featherweight in 300 Win. Mag.), scope (Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40) and scope mount (DNZ Game Reaper) on order. Next is my sling. What are your recommendations for a hunting sling? (Wide, Narrow, Leather, Non-Leather, Stretch, Non-Stretch) The rifle has the swivel posts on it.

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Old 07-03-2012, 09:08 AM
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Are you looking for a shooting sling or a carry strap?
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:00 AM
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I'm new to the hunting seen. What's the difference?
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:36 PM
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Cut and pasted from Chuck Hawkes. He's more articulate than I.

"Carrying straps are normally just a single length of material that attaches to the sling swivels at one end and loops through the second sling swivel, with some extra length and a buckle for adjustment purposes, at the other end. The true rifle sling is heavier and more complicated than a simple carrying strap, but it can also be used as an aid to shooting. Whelen (1 piece) and Military (2 piece) slings are both useful as shooting aids, although the Whelen type is easier to get into. They are both essentially double straps with claw hooks and keepers for adjustment purposes.
To help steady the rifle, both Whelen and Military slings are used with the lower part of the sling made into a loop that is pulled tight above the biceps of the left arm (of a right handed shooter). The left hand is then shoved tight against the sling swivel at the front of the forearm. When properly adjusted the sling should be tight when the left hand is in place against the forward sling swivel and the rifle butt is pressed tightly against the shoulder.
The "hasty" sling serves a similar purpose, but less efficiently. Instead of making the lower portion of the sling into a loop that is tightened above the biceps, the left arm (of a right hand shooter) is simply snaked between the sling and the rifle from left to right until the sling is across or above the biceps. Then the hand and arm is brought back under the sling to the left, and then up and slipped between the sling and the forearm from left to right and forced against the front swivel. When the sling is properly adjusted for length, it becomes tight when the butt of the rifle is forced against the shoulder and the left hand is forced against the forward sling swivel. Some carrying straps can also be adjusted for use as a hasty sling."

Full article is at http://www.chuckhawks.com/sling.htm
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:14 PM
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Take a look at these;

http://www.mcssl.com/store/specialty...3ba188c5e686eb


I use the claw wth Uncle Mike's sewn on them.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Quake...h-All+Products

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Uncle...h-All+Products
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:11 AM
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Seems like a lot of people I am reading are using the claw. I guess I'll give that one a try. I just need a carry strap.
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:54 AM
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Camo and padded....easier on the shoulders,there is also one out there that is padded and non-slip,not sure what brand name it is?I use the Uncle Mike swivels to mount the sling....good strong swivels that are easy to install.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:16 AM
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That was my next question. Should the sling be camo? Or does it not matter?
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:42 AM
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Camo or not, it's just a personal preference. I have slings that match my guns (brown for wood stock, black for a Ramline black synthetic stock, etc.) and all have the wide pad that sits on your shoulder, rather than the narrow style that tends to bite into my shoulder.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:57 PM
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What would be your suggestion for a carrying/sling strap? I pretty much use a strap to serve both functions.
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