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#7086319 - 02/20/18 02:06 PM AR Hunting Sling?
Gangly Offline
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For those of you who use your AR platform for hunting, what choice of slings did you go with and why?
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#7086323 - 02/20/18 02:09 PM Re: AR Hunting Sling? [Re: Gangly]
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#7086744 - 02/20/18 07:34 PM Re: AR Hunting Sling? [Re: Gangly]
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I run a padded Vickers Tactical in the coyote brown/FDE largely due to my needing a quality sling for walking a few miles in Afghanistan, to walking a few miles in the Panhandle. It easily swaps between rifles when necessary, matches the colors I would need in likely locations, fits over body armor, and quickly adjusts down to thin summer-time hunting wear.

There are a good number of quality slings on the market and some not-so-good slings. This one works for me, but it's largely a preferential thing.

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#7086762 - 02/20/18 07:43 PM Re: AR Hunting Sling? [Re: Gangly]
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VTAC or VCAS

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#7086812 - 02/20/18 08:12 PM Re: AR Hunting Sling? [Re: Gangly]
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So AR Slings kind of depend upon how you plan on using the sling.

A 2 point sling is best for keeping your gun handy, think of a soldier standing at a guard post, they need the gun right there in front of them easy to deploy without having to hold the gun in their hands all the time.

A single point sling is more for weapons retention where the operator hold the gun in their hands most of the time, but doesn't want to lose control of the weapon. Think more of a SWAT officer entering a building, then needing to put hands on a suspect and cuff them.

I prefer a single point sling because if I am stalking or still hunting I have the AR in my hands, but it still holds the gun well enough for me to climb in and out of tree or tripod stands. I also like the single attachment point, I can unhook the sling and put the rifle in the truck while leaving the sling on me. When I get out of the truck again I just hook up to the rifle.
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#7086816 - 02/20/18 08:16 PM Re: AR Hunting Sling? [Re: Gangly]
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^^^ you forgot to add single points are also really good for having your rifle hit you in the junk or shins.

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#7086818 - 02/20/18 08:16 PM Re: AR Hunting Sling? [Re: Gangly]
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Padded VTAC or the Magpul MS3
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#7086897 - 02/20/18 09:03 PM Re: AR Hunting Sling? [Re: Gangly]
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Padded vtac
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#7086952 - 02/20/18 09:46 PM Re: AR Hunting Sling? [Re: Gangly]
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#7087095 - 02/21/18 06:57 AM Re: AR Hunting Sling? [Re: Gangly]
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Padded VTAC or padded Magpul. I have both and they work great......I prefer a 2 point so I can spot and stalk if I want to with the rifle across my front profile with my hands free to carry my shooting sticks and use my binos, but the rifle is always at the ready position.
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#7087140 - 02/21/18 07:36 AM Re: AR Hunting Sling? [Re: Gangly]
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Another vote for padded vtac

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#7087149 - 02/21/18 07:43 AM Re: AR Hunting Sling? [Re: SR025]
VAFish Offline
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Registered: 02/09/15
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Originally Posted By: SR025
^^^ you forgot to add single points are also really good for having your rifle hit you in the junk or shins.


Very true. Hence the reason you usually keep the gun in your hands.
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#7087201 - 02/21/18 08:23 AM Re: AR Hunting Sling? [Re: Gangly]
Gangly Offline
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Thanks for all of the great suggestions guys. I was looking at the VTAC's yesterday and thought they were pretty ideal for my needs, and after reading your suggestions I believe I have the needed reasoning and advice to feel comfortable with the purchase. Thanks!
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#7087219 - 02/21/18 08:30 AM Re: AR Hunting Sling? [Re: Gangly]
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padded VTAC / end thread
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#7087296 - 02/21/18 09:06 AM Re: AR Hunting Sling? [Re: Gangly]
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I asked a Marine what I should use for my AR10. he said very clearly, "3 point". No other words were spoken, no other words needed. I ordered immediately and have never questioned it.
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