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Posted: August 03 2017 at 2:29am | IP Logged Quote M700

I'd heard about these "Montana Slings" for several years but had never used one. Couple of days ago I found one, out of the packaging, and marked way down at a local gun shop so I picked it up.

Very well made. Heavy, thick leather and neat stitching.

Normally I use a leather military style sling, with the steel frogs. I've used those slings as shooting aids in competition, as well as on my hunting rifles. This Montana Sling give some of the benefits, being easily adjustable, but without all the hardware & complexity.





Put it on my .25-06, adjusted it a bit, loaded the magazine with three of my 115 gr "Blue Cyclone" loads... Threw myself down on the shooting mat and as fast as I could I cranked out three shots: one at 100 yard paper, one at 200 yard paper, and clanged the gong at 300 yards. All from prone, with my new Montana Sling wrapped "hasty sling" style around my left arm. Bang, Bang, Clang. I liked that. Three fast hits.

So far, I really like this sling, and it's going to stay on my rifle for the season.

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Posted: August 03 2017 at 6:20am | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

I really need to work on using a sling to shoot with in the field. I coach an air rifle team and the kids always fight using a sling at first because it's awkward and uncomfortable, but once they get the hang of it, they realize how much it helps.

That Krag sporter I've been working with came with an excellent military style leather sling on it. Once I get a deer load established for it, which I'm pretty close, it was pretty easy getting it to shoot well, I'll hang the gong up and start working on sitting position with the sling.

Thanks for the link, might give one of these a try. Please be sure to post some reviews of how it works out for you in field use.

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Posted: August 03 2017 at 10:04am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Cool!
I like simple and functional in the same package.
Interesting design. Looking forward to hearing more. Got a nylon job on my .243Win and much rather have leather.

Is it 1" or 1 1/4" wide?

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Posted: August 04 2017 at 1:36pm | IP Logged Quote M700

They're offered in both 1" and 1.25" widths. Mine is 1.25" wide.

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I like the Bulter Creek slings with the elastic give in
them. Since I often carry a heavy varmint rifle this sling
makes it easier and doesn't dig into my shoulder.
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Posted: August 10 2017 at 10:13pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

My sidearms all ride in leather. Hate those cheezy nylon junk. My rifles deserve leather too. Been to the website and am muy impressed! Think I can see one on my .243Win next pay call.

Thanks for the heads up Guy!

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I am in the market for 2 slings and often use a sling
for shooting ---thanks for the tip. I will look into
this .....

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