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This is a discussion on Proper M14 Sling within the The M14 forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; Originally Posted by Phil "Murphy" McGrath Original USGI 1907 slings came anywhere from 48 to 52in. Correct, for me 56in fits best when using it ...


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Old January 21st, 2019, 05:41 AM   #31
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Original USGI 1907 slings came anywhere from 48 to 52in.



Correct, for me 56in fits best when using it on any of the men's rifles. If your going too swap the sling between your Springfield 03, M14/M1A/M1 onto your Ar15 your going too need too add another 2in because that front sling swivel is that much higher.
I asked for a turner saddlery NM sling for my bday this past October. My lovely wife bought me a nice one from Creedmoor Sports. I had asked for the 54" as mentioned as ideal by numerous on the forum. I read a few more things and also noted that Creedmoor was only carrying the " Hathcock" model in the 50". So I asked for a 50" instead for my JRA para and I'm so glad I did. My 5'6" frame and attendant limbs just don't need more length. Also, apparently the AR15/M16 rifles are longer between the sling swivels making these longer slings a necessity. People complain about how stiff they are, I think its pretty cool! Fired my 1st offhand shot string in a hasty sling with my new leather last month. I felt pretty satisfied with myself with nearly every round in the black! Sorry, I got a bit out in the weeds Phil.

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Old January 23rd, 2019, 07:19 PM   #32
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I originally used a cotton GI surplus sling on my M1A. I got it at a dealer shop while at Camp Perry in 2010. It was brand-new and still in the packaging.

However, I eventually began to use a somewhat inexpensive nylon sling that has a thumb loop for quick and easy adjustments. It's made by The Outdoor Connection. The model is the "Original Super-Sling 2+". The sling comes with or without sling swivels. It also comes in Black, Brown, or multiple camo patterns, including Mossy Oak, Advantage MAX-4, and Realtree Camo.

These slings hold up well. In fact, I have used them on several rifles that are for field use.

I especially like the quick adjustments that can made with the thumb loop. Once you get the hang of it, it's very handy to both sling the rifle on your shoulder, as well as get it back to the proper length for offhand shooting.

Of course, if it's a traditional leather sling you're after, you can't go wrong with that. That said, you will need to condition it. I recommend mink oil.

Hope this helps.

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Old May 8th, 2020, 04:42 PM   #33
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I know it's a late response, but Turner's always been expensive, but worth the price.

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Old May 8th, 2020, 04:44 PM   #34
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I like my Ron Brown sling.

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Old May 8th, 2020, 06:06 PM   #35
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I recommend Eric Hollis slings. He does an awesome job

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Old May 9th, 2020, 09:54 AM   #36
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I know it's a late response, but Turner's always been expensive, but worth the price.
For "premium quality" Turner slings is OK, but I switched to Ron Brown Slings and never looked back. Brown's slings are a better quality leather, lasting a season or two longer than Turner's. Plus, Ron Brown slings are a few bucks less. Turner slings stretch, holes elongate, and the leather gets "floppy" after a couple of years of continuous use. Slings are wear items just like barrels, but if it lasts a year more that's a better value.

Most shooters will never wear out a sling, so Turners are perfectly fine.



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Old May 9th, 2020, 10:21 AM   #37
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their is fellow named Eric Hollis/ Hollis slings, came highly recommended to me by some gents that shoot at camp perry.
just ordered mine, their is like a two month wait, but I am told, "nothing else compares".
I also have a pretty old one , made by Turner saddlery that served me well on several rifles, but is getting worn and was time to replace it.

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Old May 9th, 2020, 07:59 PM   #38
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You guys should check out ATF.....At The Front.
Best repop GI or German slings, bar none.
Leather or cotton. They even have leather BAR slings.
I have bought quite a few different types, they also have M1 Carbine slings and oilers

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Old May 9th, 2020, 08:02 PM   #39
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After you see their products, you'll wish you had found their site sooner.

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Old May 9th, 2020, 08:06 PM   #40
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oops, responded to something way old - delete if you want


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Old May 10th, 2020, 06:36 AM   #41
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A lot said here about the different slings. I have and use the 3 different types. Leather, cotton, and nylon. When I carry my M1's afield, I favor the web type the best, simply for comfort and ease of adjustment. The nylon is the last one I bought, and is my least favorite. To the point that I'll say I down right hate it. It's too slippery and continually slides off my shoulder and I have to constantly readjust it.
I've tried moving it to my other guns. Shotguns, lever gun, bolt guns. It doesn't matter. In addition to my military type slings, I have several commercial sporting types also, and it is the slipperiest slippy sling in the bunch. I don't use it any more and stick to the cotton type.
Just thought I'd post this up in case anyone is thinking about buying a new sling where field carry will be the main purpose.

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