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    Blaser Sling Swivel

    Hi Guys

    I want to put a 30mm sling on an R8. The threaded bolt on the sling hardware (Blueforce Hunter's sling from Twinneedle) won't go through the hole in the Blaser stud, and furthermore, the Blaser swivels are way too narrow for the sling. I've been net trawling and not coming up with a lot. Some guys have drilled out the Blaser studs, apparently but that sounds scary. I figure I either need studs with a bigger hole or a sling swivel that has a smaller diameter pin/bolt. Does anyone have any advice or experience with this?

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    I just drilled my one out to fit the standard quick release swivels.
    Had the rifle for a while and so far no issues with it.



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    Can you adapt the sling to use a smaller euro swivel rather than mess with the rifle? Twin Needle are pretty good at altering things if you source the correct swivel

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    Thanks guys - I guess those are my options. Maybe I'll start with sling adaptation and progress to lug drilling if required. You're right, @LOC - Twinneedle are very good at altering things. I could get them to resew a Blueforce sling I imagine, If I can provide the hardware. I could maybe get them to use a little loop of those straps climbers use, to link the Blaser sling swivel to the Blue Force sling. @R93 did you just unscrew the lug, put it in a vice and drill it out ? I guess that'd work. Did you loctite it back in or just screw it back in?

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    I just drilled them in place with my cordless mate. Didn't take much to open them up to standard size.

    I have @stug carbon stock now and I think Stu has fitted standard studs. I only just noticed now when I went to check if I made a mess of the job or not.

    So if you drill yours and muck it up I have spares still in the professional stock

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    I just bought a Blaser sling. It came with quick release swivels at the euro size.
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    All good thoughts. I actually have a stug stock too which is awesome but itís at the doctors right now so Iím fiddling with the original again. I should probably just forget it and mow the lawn or something

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    I have a stug too. picked up a different sling and use normal sized swivels when I got the stug stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    I just bought a Blaser sling. It came with quick release swivels at the euro size.
    I have the Blaser sling for the original stock and picked up a Niggleoh for the Stug stock with normal swivels. I am almost certain Niggleoh make the Blaser sling but I reckon the Blaser sling is way better. Sits much higher on the shoulder so doesnít slide low like the way Europeans like to carry their guns under arm

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    I have a Niggeloh which is good for carrying but the blueforce is good for shooting and itís small and light and quick to adjust.
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