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Re: Sling carry

Post by Bigjobss » 17 Jul 2017, 10:33 pm

bladeracer wrote:
in2anity wrote:I'm not much of a deer hunter so I guess if all shots are generally taken from standing I can see the appeal of a safari sling. It does look quite comfortable for those long treks ;)


Looks like a pain in the arse if you carry a pack though.


Nah not really, no different to having a harness for your binos, you make it fit, the positives far outweigh any negatives
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Re: Sling carry

Post by bladeracer » 17 Jul 2017, 10:43 pm

Bigjobss wrote:Nah not really, no different to having a harness for your binos, you make it fit, the positives far outweigh any negatives


I have a bino harness but it's not affected by a pack.
That rifle sling though would have to go between your back and your pack, meaning it won't be able to slide when you try to pull the rifle into your shoulder?
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Re: Sling carry

Post by Bigjobss » 18 Jul 2017, 7:07 am

Yeh with the binos I meant that it may seem awkward in theory having more straps etc but it works.

The photo misrepresents how it would work with a pack, it ends up hanging more on your neck/top of the shoulders, you wouldnt have it under the pack.

You could extend a normal two point sling and hang it upside down but the same way a safari sling works to test the fit yourself at home.
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Re: Sling carry

Post by Oldbloke » 18 Jul 2017, 9:03 am

"You could extend a normal two point sling and hang it upside down but the same way a safari sling works to test the fit yourself at home."

That's what I did.
Two extra pieces of cord tied into a loop is all you need to convert a normal sling into this safari type.
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Re: Sling carry

Post by Oldbloke » 18 Jul 2017, 9:44 am

Pretty simple design.
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Re: Sling carry

Post by Tiger650 » 18 Jul 2017, 3:18 pm

When stalking I would certainly have both hands on a rifle, if shooting pre-position prone such as fullbore obviously the sling wrapped around the forearm is the only way to do it.
However when walking I have found that sling over right shoulder mostly has my left hand on the sling to keep the rifle from slipping off the shoulder, slung around the neck / across the back is comfortable and leaves both hands free and no doubt good if you are hunting snails.

My favourite carry was with the SLR, [or the heavier AR] mag in one pouch and pistol grip behind the other, webbing would take the weight of the rifle and quick to deploy, bastards will not allow me to have an SLR nowadays which is possibly good for them.
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Re: Sling carry

Post by bladeracer » 18 Jul 2017, 7:20 pm

Tiger650 wrote:My favourite carry was with the SLR, [or the heavier AR] mag in one pouch and pistol grip behind the other, webbing would take the weight of the rifle and quick to deploy, bastards will not allow me to have an SLR nowadays which is possibly good for them.


When I started hunting as a kid I wore my Aussie Vietnam-era webbing from when I was an Army Cadet and supported my rifles the same way, laid across the pouches without a sling. But I usually had one or two more slung across my back as I generally went out with one or two rifles and a shotgun. As I was hunting every day, which is probably why I really hate having a rifle slung across my back nowadays :-)
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Re: Sling carry

Post by in2anity » 19 Jul 2017, 7:04 am

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Re: Sling carry

Post by dpskipper » 19 Jul 2017, 12:40 pm

I run a two point sling on my circuit judge. I've had to zip tie it to the gun, but it works. Really cool option if you want the gun infront of you ready for a quick sight picture on the target, essential for walking in the scrub looking for bunnies.
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