View Full Version : Using rifleman's sling on pump slug gun?

November 22, 2012, 12:20 AM
I put sling swivels on my Mossberg 500 long ago. I thought the sling might be useful on long deer shots as well as climbing a tree, dragging a kil, etc.

Never used a sling on my shotgun as I do on a rifle, i.e. to steady my hold.

Now I'm installing a rifled barrel on my 500, so long, rifle shots might be a possibility.

Over the years, I learned a tight rifleman's sling didn't work well on many rifles, usually those with tubular mags or sling swivels attached directly to the barrel, like the Winchester, M16 or my Beeman R9. A sling may be used, but very lightly and only as a last resort.

Can you use a tight sling on a pump slug gun?

November 22, 2012, 09:47 AM
I don't know about for shooting, but I have added slings to most of my shotguns, even SxSs, because it's much easier to tote it along with decoys and all the other stuff.

TX Hunter
November 22, 2012, 10:00 AM
Ive got a Sling on my Mossberg Shotgun, You may be able to use a Sling for steadying your shot when shooting slugs, but you would have to develop your own technique, for rechambering after the shot. It would work.
Good luck. I love the Mossberg Pump Shotgun, the controlls on them are right where God intended.