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    Homemade / DIY rifle slingst

    The last two slings I've had have both broken pretty quickly. I think its due to rubbing on my pack but I feel like they should be lasting longer than a few months. They've both been $40ish neoprene and webbing slings and the neoprene falls to bits/stretches and thins out.

    Anyone got a homemade sling or found something bombproof? I've been considering using some 34mm heavy duty webbing from Cactus but cant find swivels that accommodate that width. I also feel like not having a shoulder pad will make it a pain to carry so looking for other options.

    I'm sick of shit quality products. Any ideas?

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    I made a sling by copying a pattern of a US tactical sling for AR's.
    Make your own TAC SLING for 10 bucks! Pics and detailed instructions inside 56k warning - AR15.COM

    Got all the bits from Twin Needle here in CHCH.
    Worked out rather well if I do say so myself.
    Total cost was under $15.
    Life is natures way of keeping meat fresh

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    Photos on that link don't work for me. You got a photo of yours?

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    Life is natures way of keeping meat fresh

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    I have heard good things about Twin needle. I also got my last sling from Brookes Brothers on Richmond street in Blenheim. They are saddlers so its a good leather one.

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    Sling swivels break but not usually the sling itself.

    I used a piece of 1" flat climbing tape. At 1800kg my gun will break before the sling. Most of this tape is tubular now but this was nice and soft yet firm sideways so it doesnt bunch up and there is enough texture to stop it sliding off my shoulder. Only problem is it soaks up a lot of water in the rain and makes a puddle in the gun case or on the floor.

    For winter i made a sling out of narrow roof rack tie down tape. Its very light and soaks up no water. Slips off my shoulder a bit.

    I like to tie the front of the sling directly round the barrel. No swivel to squeak or break. Slides up the barrel to tighten whatever clothes you are wearing on the day. The attachment point is closer to the muzzle so suppressor doesnt get get tangled in vines. Do test whether your gun still shoots ok with the small weight hanging off the barrel. Mine does, anyway.

    I sewed one sling with 1mm kevlar about 6 strands joined by diuble fishermans knot and another just with strong polyester thread on the sewing machine many very fine but 3mm wide zigzag stitches like a bar tack. Until I had tested for correct length ovrr a few months i used a double figure 8 knot on one end so it was adjustable. But then stitched both ends - foolproof and simple

 

 

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