Shooting - Slings:
I directed this to you because you mentioned "non standard" shooting
positions in a recent post. This caught my attention because all of my
precious little shooting experience has been off of a bench or prone w/
bipod or bag. Don't get me wrong. This is great, but lately I thought I
should learn standing, sitting, and prone w/ sling, perhaps.
So, I saw a guy using one of these cuff-style slings at one of the matches. I got one thinking it would be easier to manipulate than a mil style sling.It came just yesterday. Also, I've talked via email to a man who makes sling called a Ching sling. It seems, at first glance, to be a good concept. I'm considering one of these as well.
In other words, practice w/ a sling, practice stand/sit/kneel, as
well as prone. These may not be necessarily non-standard but your reference
to it brought this whole subject of different positions to mind. I want
to learn to use the sling,and find a reference source to practice other
shooting positions. Do you have any advice or suggestions?
Jeff A. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Smyrna, Ga. USA - Friday, November 06, 1998 at 13:06:25 (EST)
San Jose, CA USA - Friday, November 06, 1998 at 14:46:33 (EST)
The M1907 MRT sling can be a bear to use if you haven't had a couple of classes on it but I am a big beleiver in it. ANother good sling is the issue nylon M14 sling and the USMC issue cotton M16A2 sling. The only problem withthe last two is that the sling must be disconnected from the rear sling swivel before a loop sling can be put on.
It is a violation of the laws of nature to try an tell you how to use any of these things over this web page. You might end up hurting yourself or others if I were to try that. If Marius would allow we could put together a page of illustrations showing how to use these slings. I think I have pictures and illustrations that show it clear enough.
USA - Friday, November 06, 1998 at 16:36:48 (EST)
CO USA - Monday, November 09, 1998 at 11:49:13 (EST)
USA - Wednesday, December 30, 1998 at 20:27:18 (EST)
USA - Sunday, January 03, 1999 at 13:03:42 (EST)
USA - Monday, January 04, 1999 at 17:12:46 (EST)
WA USA - Monday, January 04, 1999 at 17:32:53 (EST)
Central , Ny, USA - Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 05:45:59 (ZULU)
Do not toss the notion of not using the nylon/cloth slings. If you are a current high power/long range shooter, then you need no introduction to Mitchell Maxbury. He is a High Master in each catagory and has done a lot of winning over the years in national level competition. His sling?.....just a plain military nylon type. Easy to use, infinitely adjustable, inexpensive, highly reliable, etc.
You can check out Fulton
Armory or Champions Choice's site (which is not coming up at the moment).
Bill Wylde can point you in the right direction as to what is popular.
Ron N. <email@example.com>
USA - Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 12:03:43 (ZULU)
Rons got a good point with Maxbury, use what works man. I have used a buncha slings (and swivels) from most of the "Names" and the military surplus jobbies too. The Leather vs. Synthetic slings debate could go on almost as long as Remington vs Sav'age tactical rifles I'll bet.
Mike M.'s Sling (The Un-Dude) is about the most versatile that I've seen or used to date. The Q-D buckle allows for a switch to a cuff-type in nano-seconds. (Hint: the cuff can be fixed to a tac jacket or vest), its faster to adjust, wide enough for comfortable carry, and you can "lock down" on it as well as any other with no fear about the buckle.
WARM TODAY, bY-gAwD, USA - Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 13:39:17 (ZULU)
For the latest and greatest in SR slings, you might make a pass at
the boyz on <guntalk.shooters.com/highpower>. You will find a lot of
AR SR&MR activity there. I've not shot SR for so long that my mildew
resistant sling has mold all over it!
Bill Wylde <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Chilly - SE, IL, USA - Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 14:59:15 (ZULU)
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