Sling Selection for KRG Chassis

Draco877

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I have a KRG 180-Alpha chassis and outside of tactical slings I have never picked out a good sling for something that is not a QCB firearm. So I want to be sure to get something that fits well on the listed stock and is good quality.
Currently all I have are some cheap walmart hunting slings and Magpul MS2, MS3, and just got the MS4 sling. The MS4 goes on my AR lady, the MS3 is getting moved to my shotgun, and I will find a way to put the MS2 on my GSG MP5 look alike. The hunting rifles live on my bolt-actions one of which is getting a major overhaul and deserves a good sling that fits its purpose.
Left to my own devises I will read from The Ultimate Sniper for ideas and then hunt through various gun sites mostly tactical ones not long range. So what do people recomend?
 

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    What functions is this sling supposed to perform? That's a lot more important piece of information than what chassis or stock you're putting it on.
     

    Draco877

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    I would like to get in a little better shape and try out some sniper competitions if there are any reasonable ones for me to go to. other than that carry to the car and then to the range if I don't have it in a pelican case. As two other little side notes. I don't like bungie slings. I love multicam. so take those into concideration.
     

    Hairy Biker

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    Different slings serve different purposes. If it is a carry handle and nothing more then get the gucci kit and go for sex appeal. If you want to shoot positional then you need to start looking at the serious slings that hold your rifle steady in the position you are shooting from.

    For example, I use a converted single point full bore sling with my AI for Prone Unsupported and Back Laying. It also helps with other positions.

    But I use my AI sling for carrying and field expedient positions.
     

    Hairy Biker

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    Prone from 6mins in the video highlights the point I was trying to make above. The Unsupported position looks unstable because the sling attachment is on the side and pulling the rifle across the line of sight. Move it directly under the rifle and closer to hand position and it should tighten up. Same Same the Hawkins - too high and too unstable with that sling grip - goes against everything Hawkins is supposed to be.
     
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    TABGEAR

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    Hi Hairy Biker, as a right handed shooter I like to have the front of the sling attached on the right side of the stock. What this does for me is it keeps the rifle from torquing to the left when I'm shooting in any positional position, even unsupported prone, much better than if it was attached to the left side or bottom of the stock. It also makes the sling lay more naturally and comfortably across the hand as well.

    I'm not understanding what you're talking about the Hawkins position in the video being "too high and too unstable with that sling grip" My understanding of the Hawkins is that the butt of the rifle is on the ground and the front of the rifle is supported by the hand, to have the rifle as low to the ground as possible and maintain a sight picture. In the past practically every time I've ever had the rifle sitting on my fist the rifle has been very difficult to raise enough by clenching my fist to achieve a proper sight picture. With the stiff section of sling, as demonstrated on the video, it allows the rifle to be not only easily supported like it is on a monopod, but it can be raised about an inch higher than when sitting on the clenched fist. This stiff section makes the rifle much steadier and easier to keep steady and you can always tilt it downward if you need the rifle lower to the ground.

    These positions are definitely not THE way to use the sling but A way, and possibly another tool in your toolbox of sling skills when using a sling as a shooting aid.