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Brush Okie
03-19-2017, 20:34
Anyone ever used one? I am thinking it would be nice for hunting when scrambling over rough terrain. Looking for feedback on comfort etc. :munchin

Golf1echo
03-20-2017, 09:03
Brush Okie

I had been looking at the same thing for a rifle, it was a little problematic with the stock I had as these are side mounts so I built a conventional sling for it so far.

The competition slings have stiffeners for ease of rapid use. I noticed Mayflower did a custom sling for a group that did not use the stiffer strategy, I imagine it carries just fine.

Peregrino
03-20-2017, 09:12
Lots of options out there. Try: https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=biathalon+style+hunting+sling&nfpr=1&*&spf=558. (Whenever I'm wandering the woods I almost always have some type of ruck on which seriously compromises the utility of a biathlon style sling.)

Brush Okie
03-20-2017, 09:21
Lots of options out there. Try: https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=biathalon+style+hunting+sling&nfpr=1&*&spf=558. (Whenever I'm wandering the woods I almost always have some type of ruck on which seriously compromises the utility of a biathlon style sling.)

I found several for sale, just wondering what the feedback was from people that had used them. I was even thinking making one from and old LBE harness or having a local parachute rigging place sew one up for me.

Brush Okie
03-20-2017, 09:25
Brush Okie

I had been looking at the same thing for a rifle, it was a little problematic with the stock I had as these are side mounts so I built a conventional sling for it so far.

The competition slings have stiffeners for ease of rapid use. I noticed Mayflower did a custom sling for a group that did not use the stiffer strategy, I imagine it carries just fine.

Thanks I might have one made.

doctom54
03-20-2017, 12:05
Have you looked at the Ching Sling as popularized by LtCol Cooper in "The Art of the Rifle"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ching_sling

https://www.andysleather.com/products/scout-rifle-ching-sling

I've used one and it is a pretty good field sling.

sfshooter
03-20-2017, 19:35
www.vikingtactics.com :
Two-point sling, converts to backpack sling for handsfree carrying.

Brush Okie
03-20-2017, 20:10
www.vikingtactics.com :
Two-point sling, converts to backpack sling for handsfree carrying.

Nice. have you used one? That is the type of thing I was looking for. In the heavy brush or steep inclines it would be nice to have something like this so I dont drop my rifle.

The Reaper
03-20-2017, 22:02
Blue Force Gear Vickers "VCAS" sling.

Not a biathlon or ruck compatible sling, but damn good and quick when you need it.

Kyle Lamb's Viking Tactics VTAC sling is another winner.

TR

TOMAHAWK9521
03-20-2017, 22:40
My most recent contracting job overseas was fabricating just about any/everything the team guys wanted for the field. I did a little research and came up with basic model, which the boys put into good use in the mountains in A-stan. It was a simple, solid design that you could use with anything between an M4 to an M107 and still be comfortable while moving in full kit over rough terrain. The snipers always gave me high marks for them.

Brush Okie
03-20-2017, 23:06
My most recent contracting job overseas was fabricating just about any/everything the team guys wanted for the field. I did a little research and came up with basic model, which the boys put into good use in the mountains in A-stan. It was a simple, solid design that you could use with anything between an M4 to an M107 and still be comfortable while moving in full kit over rough terrain. The snipers always gave me high marks for them.

Do you have one around or at least the plans?

Tuukka
03-21-2017, 09:44
Please let me know if this is out of line, but in addition to my day job at Ase Utra suppressors, I am a part owner at Treaper Ltd, and we have several great sling/carrying harness/gun rest models.

They have been developed by my good friend and business partner, Lauri Kakkonen. Lauri still serving in the Finnish Border Guard.

Here is a good background on the product

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI1AezhpuhI

TOMAHAWK9521
03-21-2017, 10:18
Do you have one around or at least the plans?

Yes I do. However, I'm still unpacking boxes at the new digs and have yet to set up my evil genius/mad scientist lab so it might a while before I locate them.

sfshooter
03-21-2017, 20:03
Nice. have you used one? That is the type of thing I was looking for. In the heavy brush or steep inclines it would be nice to have something like this so I dont drop my rifle.

I have not used one but am ordering the original for a just finished AR build of mine.
As The Reaper suggested Vickers kit I've heard good things about. Kyle Lamb and Larry Vickers make and/or put their names on pretty good, proven kit, so you couldn't go wrong either way.

tonyz
03-21-2017, 20:16
Please let me know if this is out of line, but in addition to my day job at Ase Utra suppressors, I am a part owner at Treaper Ltd, and we have several great sling/carrying harness/gun rest models.

They have been developed by my good friend and business partner, Lauri Kakkonen. Lauri still serving in the Finnish Border Guard.

Here is a good background on the product

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI1AezhpuhI

The forest in that video sure is beautiful.

Golf1echo
03-21-2017, 20:25
Please let me know if this is out of line, but in addition to my day job at Ase Utra suppressors, I am a part owner at Treaper Ltd, and we have several great sling/carrying harness/gun rest models.

They have been developed by my good friend and business partner, Lauri Kakkonen. Lauri still serving in the Finnish Border Guard.

Here is a good background on the product

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI1AezhpuhI

Probably better come and get eyes on myself....just to make sure. :D:lifter

Brush Okie
03-21-2017, 20:33
Please let me know if this is out of line, but in addition to my day job at Ase Utra suppressors, I am a part owner at Treaper Ltd, and we have several great sling/carrying harness/gun rest models.

They have been developed by my good friend and business partner, Lauri Kakkonen. Lauri still serving in the Finnish Border Guard.

Here is a good background on the product

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI1AezhpuhI

Nice concept. Not sure it is what I am looking for . You are not out of line at all BTW.

Tuukka
03-22-2017, 02:51
Thanks, was just thinking about forum rules about promoting any product one is personally involved with.

If you wish, I could send a sling your way free of charge, for you to be able to check it out.

We are now working with a couple solid contacts after meetings at SHOT, for U.S distribution.

DaveP
03-22-2017, 04:59
Good thread!
Vickers for simplicity and bomber construction, and that VT setup looks appealing (maybe too busy for dense brush?), but I prefer to hunt with a lumbar pack on LBE rig (currently Tenzing), and would be interested in a diagonal carry.

Tuukka's vid led me to the 3HGR light harness. I like the looks of this, including what appears to be rubberized shoulder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=505M7CBQbnY



The forest in that video sure is beautiful.
No kidding. The whole thing is so - verdant? - that the baby blue Sub threw me a little...

DaveP

Tuukka
03-22-2017, 06:24
If one wants to carry the rifle at ready / fighting sling, then I would ( and have ) go with the BFG Vickers slings. I have used them for years and have them on several weapons at work also.

DaveP, thats our sort of "Icelandic" version if one does not want/need the gun rest feature based on terrain etc. Some early critical commentry, mostly online with no hands on yet, focused on "not wanting to wrap yourself around a tree"

Again it is not the only good feature and only comes with less than 2 oz weight increase, if one happens to need the extra support for making a shot. I would also emphazise the carrying comfort and security of the sling, especially suppressor equipped rifles can be prone to shifting around if carried with a traditional sling.

We do also now have a Picatinny mounting version as well.

Brush Okie
03-22-2017, 10:22
Thanks, was just thinking about forum rules about promoting any product one is personally involved with.

If you wish, I could send a sling your way free of charge, for you to be able to check it out.

We are now working with a couple solid contacts after meetings at SHOT, for U.S distribution.

I sent a pm thanks. I would like to at least pick up shipping. Hopefully you can get them on the market soon.

jw74
07-03-2017, 23:04
I have one and used it on a few hunts in the Siskiyou Mountains.

Pros: hands are free & never slips off the shoulder like a traditional sling. All day comfortable carry.

Cons: unless your sling mounts are on the side of your stock, then the trigger guard and magazine are on your spine. I found it was only a minor annoyance.
I used it once with a day pack and that was not ideal. its pretty much the rifle OR a day pack but not both. a fanny pack would probably work better with it. With a 20" barrel on my 6'3" height, the muzzle would be pointing at my head. My rifle was 24" and it was just over.

I would use it again but now I just use a Vtac with my bolt guns.

Hope that helps I know this isn't a fresh topic...