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Old 05-25-2014, 09:27 AM   #1
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Default Lets talk rifle slings.

Im fixing to have my 6.5-284 finished and want a quality sling for it. It is a long range hunting rig but its not real heavy (9ish lbs).

I was looking at vero vellini, and have messed with a few and they seemed nice but good greif!! $$$$ lol. I dont mind spending good money on one as this rifle is far from cheap, but i dont want to spend money on one that isnt any better than the others.

If you have one you like, post pics, tell why, where, how much , etc. Thanks in advance!!




And none of the mall ninja single point slings on a bolt action rifle please Leave that stuff for ARFCOM
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:34 AM   #2
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I got to where I like the quake claw from academy. They come in brown green olive and zombie green. Think they were $20 and they don't slide off your shoulder. They also easily adjuatable. I used to be a super sling but I'm slowly switching all my slings to these
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:42 AM   #3
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does it adjust out long, like for an elk hunt in the mountains ?
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Old 05-25-2014, 10:11 AM   #4
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I got to where I like the quake claw from academy. They come in brown green olive and zombie green. Think they were $20 and they don't slide off your shoulder. They also easily adjuatable. I used to be a super sling but I'm slowly switching all my slings to these
Believe it or not, these are good slings for the money. I tried several with my 257 Weatherby but it would always either slide off my shoulder or would try to tilt back because of the long length and weight of the barrel.
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:52 AM   #5
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I have a couple browning slings i really like, but they could be improved greatly. Im not really a fan of the claw one. Mainly because of the looks haha.

No one has ever used a vero velinni?
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Old 05-25-2014, 01:19 PM   #6
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Vero Velinni well worth the money IMO opinion it's the best sling on the market.
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Old 05-25-2014, 01:24 PM   #7
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You gotta tell me more than that!! lol
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:23 PM   #8
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I have a claw on my 257 wby too... i have zero complaints about it.

I have alot of the butler creek ones and they do their job.

I made one from a camera sling. . It's red like the rifle lol. Works real well.

If there's one thing about the gun industry they need more options in the sling category.
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:36 PM   #9
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dang you could hire an undocumented immigrant to carry it for you for what one of those cost!
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:37 PM   #10
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I have a claw on my 257 wby too... i have zero complaints about it.

I have alot of the butler creek ones and they do their job.

I made one from a camera sling. . It's red like the rifle lol. Works real well.

If there's one thing about the gun industry they need more options in the sling category.
Agreed!!

Except the red sling part.... but its you. Its to be expected
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:37 PM   #11
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dang you could hire an undocumented immigrant to carry it for you for what one of those cost!
Carry a rifle around all day on a crappy sling and i bet you change your mind
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:41 PM   #12
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I like the Montana sling, no metal on them, adjusts quickly and has a classic look. Around $50 from Brownells or Cabelas
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:43 PM   #13
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:50 PM   #14
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Agreed!!

Except the red sling part.... but its you. Its to be expected
Matching sling to colored laminates is bad ***!

Envy looks bad on you. Lol
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:40 PM   #15
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I like my vero vellini slings. They do not slip off the shoulder, and it gives just enough without being bouncy. It makes my sendero rifle feel lighter.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/242...els?cm_vc=U112
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:45 PM   #16
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:46 PM   #17
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Vero Velinni well worth the money IMO opinion it's the best sling on the market.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:27 PM   #18
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Big fan of the safari sling, the design allows for a quick shot if needed. I have one on all my bolt guns and most the crew of 15 from my Montana elk hunt do as well.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:47 PM   #19
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Vero vellini slings. This is the best sling I have ever owned. It is on a Sendero.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:59 PM   #20
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I have a Limbsaver sling, the newer one with the hand grip. I like it alot and was less than $30.
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:23 PM   #21
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I'm a fan of the classics.

The classic adjustable military sling works great. I've got them on my two favorite hunting rifles. They have been on since long before I was born, and I have carried them both countless miles over the years. It stays on the shoulder even with many layers of bulky clothing, and is easy to adjust for anything. You can also wrap it around your arm for a stronger shooting position offhand.

Dad has had a padded Browning sling on his favorite rifle since he bought it right afer he got home from 'Nam.
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Old 04-22-2021, 06:27 AM   #22
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I recommend ZONEBIKE Mlock Swivel Two Points Sling because It is constructed with superior quality Nylon material, which incredibly increases the durability of the sling. It is the best gun sling for carrying around your heavy weapons. The sling can be easily adjusted according to the required length. The metal hook of the sling can be opened wide to fit all the sling mounts.
Read More: https://huntingtopic.com/best-hunting-rifle-sling/
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Old 04-22-2021, 06:36 AM   #23
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https://www.sloganoutdoors.com/

These slings are the best ive ever used. Will not slide off your shoulder period. light weight, and absorbs the shocks of walking hiking. I promise you, cant go wrong. Once you try one you will be hooked.
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Old 04-22-2021, 07:38 AM   #24
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Not a fan of slings..Handy YES..if i had to use First Requirement SILENT..that clickty click dont get it...
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:51 AM   #25
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I use these backpack/biathlon style slings for carrying my heavy custom rifles in Colorado and Wyoming.
https://www.timberbutteoutdoors.com/theoutlawsling.html
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Old 04-22-2021, 09:05 AM   #26
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What are you going to use it for? Toting or shooting?
Coming from one who has toted heavy rifles many a mile, and who uses one for shooting, my recommendation is a 1 1/4" COTTON web sling. NOT NYLON OR SYNTHETIC FABRIC. Those will slide off your shoulder.
You can find them by google search. Don't get a narrow one or a synthetic one. Get one that was made for a Garand or M14.
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Old 04-22-2021, 09:36 AM   #27
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I recommend ZONEBIKE Mlock Swivel Two Points Sling because It is constructed with superior quality Nylon material, which incredibly increases the durability of the sling. It is the best gun sling for carrying around your heavy weapons. The sling can be easily adjusted according to the required length. The metal hook of the sling can be opened wide to fit all the sling mounts.
Read More: https://huntingtopic.com/best-hunting-rifle-sling/
Nice advertisement. :-)

I have gone to no sling on most of my rifles these days. Embrace the no sling lifestyle. :-) Honestly had not even heard of VV slings before now. Just looked at them and they look good/functional.
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Old 04-22-2021, 09:48 AM   #28
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I’ve got a Danny Collins Buffalo leather sling that I love. My wife just got me a leather sling from TDC that an inmate made and the craftsmanship on it is top notch!! Both are padded and the DC doesn’t slip when I’m walking. Haven’t had the TDC sling out yet.

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Old 04-22-2021, 09:51 AM   #29
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Is this a rifle you’ll just be walking to and sitting in a blind with or is it something you’ll carry around with a backpack on for long periods or distances?

I’ve had/have nice slings but all of them are on nice guns that I’m walking to a blind with and that’s the only thing I have on my shoulder. I’ve gotten to where I prefer the ~1” black nylon slings when I have a backpack on.

If you’ve already spent a bunch on a rifle what’s an extra ~200$ for a sling?
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Old 04-22-2021, 10:03 AM   #30
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I like the military style than can be used to steady the shooting position.https://www.brownells.com/shooting-a...-point%2bSling
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Old 04-22-2021, 10:16 AM   #31
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I like the Limbsaver Kodiak.. I've had most of the best and it works the best for me..
No slip, Comfort , The Handle is great, and easy to adjust... Well Made
Got it on most of My Heavy Barrel Rifles...
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Old 04-22-2021, 10:19 AM   #32
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The Vero Vellini slings are nice, I have a bunch of them. They don't slip off your shoulder and they do offer a nice amount of cushion. And they are light, some of the non-slip plastic slings are pretty heavy for what they are and I hate the way they feel. I have been using Vero Vellini slings for about 20 years and they have held up well. Some of my earlier ones are just now starting to look a little worn, the trim is cracking and some of the little non slip fibers in the web strap are breaking apart. The slings still work fine but they look a little rough if you look at them closely. The ones I have that are rough looking are on my waterfowl shotguns and have been through the grinder. The ones on my rifles have faired much better. But yeah, the prices have gone way up.

Another I use on lots of my rifles that works well for carrying and for shooting is the Brownell's Latigo sling. I like those alot and they are a little classier looking sling that looks great on classic guns. I have Latigo slings that are 30 years old and still are in great shape and look and function fine. The Latigo isn't cushy but they don't slip off and are easily adjustable. I highly recommend them. It takes a little while to break them in but once you do they are a great sling.
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Old 04-22-2021, 10:23 AM   #33
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These slings are the best ive ever used. Will not slide off your shoulder period. light weight, and absorbs the shocks of walking hiking. I promise you, cant go wrong. Once you try one you will be hooked.
Which one?
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I like the military style than can be used to steady the shooting position.https://www.brownells.com/shooting-a...-point%2bSling
Used these for years. Never had a need or desire to change. With a simple pull you have shoulder carry length or pulled up snug to the rifle.
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Old 04-22-2021, 10:29 AM   #35
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I use VTAC slings on all my rifles, from AR's to heavy, heavy long range set ups. Two point slings with or without padding, easy to adjust quickly and built like tanks. Perfect for increased off hand shooting stability and very comfortable to hunt the back country or just walk to the stand.

I was an old school high power rifle shooter back 30 years ago and used the leather sling, padded glove and shooting jacket. The VTAC slings give me every bit of stability that set up did at a fraction of the cost.

Left two in Africa after my first hunt as the PH loved them. Send him a few annually. I don't care about looks, for me it's 100% about performance.

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Old 04-22-2021, 10:43 AM   #36
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does it adjust out long, like for an elk hunt in the mountains ?
I can confirm they function well for such situations.

I went to these about 10 yrs ago for my 2 Colo rifles. Wear it a couple different ways and hike with it across my back, over the shoulder, and under the armpit all day long for 4-5 days.

Biggest factor for me is no-slip and no reflection.
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Old 04-22-2021, 02:16 PM   #37
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The Slogan outdoors can be split and used like backpack straps.
Lots of slings out there just like the veros, no need to pay hundreds for a sling unless you just want to.

Quiet is important too, metal swivels can squeak.
I spend most of the time carrying my rifle in the mountains, on one shoulder can throw off your balance on a steep, narrow trail. Keep it on the uphill shoulder.
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Old 04-22-2021, 02:52 PM   #38
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Check out Mean Gene Leather.

http://www.meangeneleather.com/product-category/slings/
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Old 04-22-2021, 03:08 PM   #39
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This post is 7 years old, I’m sure he bought one already...
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Old 04-22-2021, 10:01 PM   #40
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I like my vero vellini slings. They do not slip off the shoulder, and it gives just enough without being bouncy. It makes my sendero rifle feel lighter.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/242...els?cm_vc=U112
X2, Vero Vellini gets my vote as well for these reasons.
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Old 04-22-2021, 10:38 PM   #41
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I like the Montana sling, no metal on them, adjusts quickly and has a classic look. Around $50 from Brownells or Cabelas

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This 100%
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Old 04-23-2021, 05:48 AM   #42
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Which one?
This is the one I use, because Iím a big guy

They used to not have so many options
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Old 04-23-2021, 07:13 AM   #43
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I like my vero vellini slings. They do not slip off the shoulder, and it gives just enough without being bouncy. It makes my sendero rifle feel lighter.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/242...els?cm_vc=U112
Just bought one.................
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Old 04-23-2021, 07:40 AM   #44
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slogan!!! best ever!
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