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    Quote Originally Posted by RV1 View Post
    has anyone used the Frankenstud Sling Keeper? Seems like a pretty simple concept to stop a rifle sling from slipping off your shoulder... I have one and just walking around on the flat with pack and rifle it works well - but not yet used them out in the hills. Shame it's made in US as postage pushes the price up a bit - but they're pretty small so a group buy might make it more economical. Website : https://www.frankenstudslingkeeperfsk.com/ or FB : https://www.facebook.com/slingkeeper
    If there's someone here handy with a lathe then should be pretty simple to DIY...
    Same principle to Talerik. AliExpress do a knockoff version. Might be shit, but at the price, worth a go.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3291...89192698%21sea
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    Yes - wasn't aware of the Talerik. The Sling Keeper looks more robust, but requires a small hole formed by pushing a heated steel nail through a shoulder strap. The advantage of the Talerik hook is that it doesn't require you to perforate the shoulder strap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RV1 View Post
    Yes - wasn't aware of the Talerik. The Sling Keeper looks more robust, but requires a small hole formed by pushing a heated steel nail through a shoulder strap. The advantage of the Talerik hook is that it doesn't require you to perforate the shoulder strap...
    Talerik is about as robust as a plastic hook could be and the velcro straps lock it down securely. I can't vouch for the AliExpress version. Looks a bit flimsy.

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    That one does look a bit flimsy but i have this metal version from aliexpress. Has been fine and i've used it on and off for about 4 years.

    I did like the look of the safari gun sling (in this thread) so might try and replicate that and see what that feels like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elcaro View Post
    That one does look a bit flimsy but i have this metal version from aliexpress. Has been fine and i've used it on and off for about 4 years.
    Good find.

    Quote Originally Posted by elcaro View Post
    I did like the look of the safari gun sling (in this thread) so might try and replicate that and see what that feels like.
    Pretty easy to make. Just need some spare swivels and some cordage.

    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....i-sling-58830/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stocky View Post
    I use the stone glacier quick release system. Have done so for the last 5 years and honestly don't have a single sling on any rifles anymore. So much better than a shitty sling. Easy to get off with pack staying on. Not super fast but not slow either. If I think I will need the rifle it's in my hands. If I leave the pack behind I usually have a piece of webbing that mimics a niggeloh sling that mounts to the barrel but that's pretty rare tbh
    This looks pretty bloody good to be honest, similar to the one I posted too. Same issue of the shipping being more than the item though haha. I may just need to bite the bullet....

    Quote Originally Posted by caberslash View Post
    All the above answers are wrong, the solution is the Kifaru Gunbearer:



    None of my rifles have slings on anymore!
    I've got a Kifaru pack too so I did look at these, however I think having the rifle in that position would end up getting in my way. How do you find it though say in especially steep or scrambley country?

    + Thanks all for your input/ information, I have a fair amount of things to go off from here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RV1 View Post
    has anyone used the Frankenstud Sling Keeper? Seems like a pretty simple concept to stop a rifle sling from slipping off your shoulder... I have one and just walking around on the flat with pack and rifle it works well - but not yet used them out in the hills. Shame it's made in US as postage pushes the price up a bit - but they're pretty small so a group buy might make it more economical. Website : https://www.frankenstudslingkeeperfsk.com/ or FB : https://www.facebook.com/slingkeeper
    If there's someone here handy with a lathe then should be pretty simple to DIY...
    Good find. Exactly what I have been looking for. I have been using plastic hooks but they break, this looks the schnizzle. Have ordered one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryMax View Post
    How do you find it though say in especially steep or scrambley country?
    Don't have too much of that in this part of Scotland, advantage is that you know where the muzzle is at all times.

    If need be, you can always detach it from the shoulder strap and tie it down to the packframe with a strap and buckle or similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mopheadrob View Post
    I believe this is the thread @Moa Hunter is referring to:

    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....27/index2.html (about page 2)

    AliExpress sling + some webbing + a buckle. Worked a treat until the buckle fell off and to be honest I havenít bothered to replace it - Iíve pretty much flagged using slings these days
    I'd second mopheadrob's system. Absolutely excellent for keeping the rifle from falling off sideways or rotating itself around on your shoulder and pushing you back off a rock as you're mid scramble with no hands free. My version is just a bit of paracord but it's been on my list to do it properly. Additional benefits are that you can carry the rifle hands free unlike the pack systems, and if you don't want the extra cross strap for some reason it's just looped over the grip and easily removed.

 

 

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