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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|January 21st, 2019, 05:41 AM||#31|
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Seattle WA
|January 23rd, 2019, 07:19 PM||#32|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: North Carolina
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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|May 9th, 2020, 09:54 AM||#36|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Clemente, California
Most shooters will never wear out a sling, so Turners are perfectly fine.
Last edited by smoothy8500; May 9th, 2020 at 12:29 PM.
|May 9th, 2020, 10:21 AM||#37|
Join Date: May 2010
Location: northern california
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.
|May 9th, 2020, 07:59 PM||#38|
Join Date: Dec 2010
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
|May 9th, 2020, 08:06 PM||#40|
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Hillsboro, OR
oops, responded to something way old - delete if you want
Last edited by electricnic; May 9th, 2020 at 08:07 PM. Reason: I'm dumb.
|May 10th, 2020, 06:36 AM||#41|
Join Date: Oct 2014
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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