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    I'm still in two maybe three minds about fitting a sling to my rifle.

    I guess my main concern is swivel damage to my stock.

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    Do you think the resale value is improved or decreased by the addtion of a sling?

    I mainly use my rifle for hunting, then FT/HFT. I guess it would be nice to have hands free to do *other* things whilst on a hunt. Then again carrying the rifle, well the weight doesn't really bother me.

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    No change in value,
    worth it, I promise you.
    Helps with standing shots !

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    What do you do with the sling on standing shots neil?

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    "I guess it would be nice to have hands free to do *other* things whilst on a hunt"

    Like finding creepy things in the undergrowth

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    Climbing a tree comes to mind. !amazed
    Or relieving oneself.

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    Hard to explain but you "wrap" the sling around your non trigger arm to stabilise the rifle.
    And yes, you can climb a tree without leaving your rifle behind !!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Would using the sling in FT be okay? I thought you weren't allowed any aids?

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    Nope, you can use a sling, that's about the only aid u r allowed (except for a "kneerest&quot

    I'm busy with the rules, they will be alot clearer once complete. Will post link after SAFTAA approves.

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    Okay thanks for that.

    Next question:

    Are there any slings or swivels that I should NOT buy? Seen a few versions out there. Don't really want to spend a fortune on a Black Rhino leather belt and Uncle Mikes '24 carat gold is cheaper' swivels.

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    I find the QD (quick detach) swiwels the best.

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    I'm going to fit one soon - good idea when you hunt with it. I took mine hunting sometime back and I constantly had to put it down or against a tree when I had to do something, like re-tie my shoe laces... or take a leak... 8)

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    Sorry Avion,
    wife said I need to start spending time with her and the kid aswell, had to abandon my PC last night.
    I use uncle Mikes quick detach swivels and I think a Stoney Creek brown sling.
    It's really personal choice here.
    Cost for Swivels and the "screws" is about R 120
    Sling depends on what you buy, mine was R 350 I think.

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    have a look at stainless steel stud/qd swivel set by talon. i think they will go very well with ur polished end cap, and all those stainless steel bits (bolt, trigger guard/blsde) that u've planed for the future.

    as for sling...........it's up to you really...........i do recom. elephant hide, some how it accentuates the rich colour of AA stocks. also there are a few "new designs" out there..........like supersling, one can adjust the length on the go.........btw, neilg, what's the ruling on adj sling in FT?


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    ONLY adjustments that are allowed once you enter the course is turrets.
    That means parallax, windage and elevation.
    This might be changed in the future, but for now only turrets. No buttpad, kneerest or sling adjustments allowed.

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    ta guys.

    The cheapest sling I've seen is R350-00 and it looks like nylon to me. I'm sure I saw Elephant hide at the AIM show going for R395.00.

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