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Old February 25, 2007, 10:07 PM   #1
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AR tactical sling

Looking for a good tactical sling for an AR type rifle. What is a good one and why? Don't want to spend a ton of money.
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Old February 26, 2007, 01:24 AM   #2
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Make one yourself. I built a 3-point tactical style sling that retails for about $40-50 and it only cost me about $7 and 30 minutes of my time. You can buy a kit from strapworks.com that comes with all necessary parts and instructions if you want to make it especially easy. If you want to see some pictures of what I'm talking about and why this style is worth it, then check out this thread at http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=233665

Kits can be purchased at http://www.strapworks.com/category_s/149.htm
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Old February 27, 2007, 01:18 AM   #3
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I just built that sling for $8.68 after finding all the necessary materials at my local ACE Hardware.

Thanks a bunch, scsov509, for posting those helpful links.

$8.68..... I can hardly believe it.
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Old February 27, 2007, 02:42 AM   #4
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Well you can see that someone else did all the hard work, and I just passed it on. But I'm glad you were able to put one together .

One thing that I love about these forums, it's pretty cool to be in a community where people share interests and pass info on to one another. It does indeed make shooting sports that much more enjoyable .
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Old February 27, 2007, 08:28 AM   #5
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Amen my good sir!

This is a great community, and I'm glad to be a part of it with you.
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Old February 28, 2007, 03:25 PM   #6
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http://www.rockymountaintactical.net/
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Old March 8, 2007, 08:39 AM   #7
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Spec Ops Mamba. They have one for Carbines and Fixed stocks. They sell for between $25.00-$40.00.
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Old March 18, 2007, 06:38 PM   #8
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I used to carry my M16A2 with a British SA80 sling. I absolutely loved it. Had to rig it a little strange. Used a keyring on 550 cord tied around the buttstock (through the regular sling loop to hold it). Front goes through the sight post. Comfortable and easy to carry, swings up for action or back out of the way. IMO far superior to the tactical slings they issue these days.

They're not real common, but you can find them online.
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Old March 22, 2007, 05:32 PM   #9
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scsov509 has the better idea.

I have a Vicking Tactical on my Bushy. I got it for eeze of getting on target faster when snowmachining and skiing. The standard way to carry a rifle on a snowmachine, around here, is bungee corded to the snowmachine. The standard sling doesn't allow the rifle to lay flat on my back or front.
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