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Sling

Post by Forkston » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:58 am

Whats a good sling for carrying my crossbow in the woods, i'm not looking for a sling to carry it over my shoulder like a rifle but a sling i see people using with ar 15's in front of them

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Re: Sling

Post by AJ01 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:28 am

Well, I don't know about single points on a crossbow. Never thought about it. :think:

BUT...I DO have some of them. Back in my 'misspent youth" the group I worked with used what were at that time called "team slings". They were GREAT for securing your weapon when engaging in activities other than having "hands on" your weapon. But I digress!! :lol:
You can no longer find "team slings", but there is a company called West Lake that makes quick release single point slings. Like I said I have a couple of them.
They are well made, easy to use, can be had in a number of colors, and will fit a number of different weapons and activity levels. :thumbup:
I'm sure they would work well on a crossbow.

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Re: Sling

Post by AJ01 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:25 pm

Forkston wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:58 am
Whats a good sling for carrying my crossbow in the woods, i'm not looking for a sling to carry it over my shoulder like a rifle but a sling i see people using with ar 15's in front of them
I like and use these!! :thumbup:

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Re: Sling

Post by Normous » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:49 pm

The rubberized non slip "CLAW" sling is my hands down favorite.
Good price point too.
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Re: Sling

Post by Forkston » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:59 pm

Normous wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:49 pm
The rubberized non slip "CLAW" sling is my hands down favorite.
Good price point too.i'm not looking for a traditional over the shoulder sling

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Re: Sling

Post by Normous » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:11 pm

Gotcha :oops:
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Re: Sling

Post by longbow joe » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:12 pm

I like the claw also but the sling looks interesting l would like to see it in action!
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Re: Sling

Post by AJ01 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:38 am

ImageHope this video came thru for you!!

Why we use single point slings!!! :mrgreen: :lol: :thumbup: :thumbup: :lol:

Video won't play.... :wtf: :wtf: :wtf:

I guess just Youtube the video. I did away with 2 point slings years ago.
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Re: Sling

Post by Carnivorous » Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:49 am

Normous wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:49 pm
The rubberized non slip "CLAW" sling is my hands down favorite.
Good price point too.
X2!!!

The claw is all I use on guns and bows!!
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Re: Sling

Post by Forkston » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:15 am

Once again not interested in rifle type slings,

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Re: Sling

Post by AJ01 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:18 am

Forkston wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:58 am
Whats a good sling for carrying my crossbow in the woods, i'm not looking for a sling to carry it over my shoulder like a rifle but a sling i see people using with ar 15's in front of them
The sling I posted is just like the one you ask about in your original post. :think: It is a single point used on MANY AR-15 style weapon. Also works great on crossbows so the bow simply lays on your chest, hands-free, until you need it!! :thumbup:
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Re: Sling

Post by Forkston » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:00 pm

AJ01 wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:18 am
Forkston wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:58 am
Whats a good sling for carrying my crossbow in the woods, i'm not looking for a sling to carry it over my shoulder like a rifle but a sling i see people using with ar 15's in front of them
The sling I posted is just like the one you ask about in your original post. :think: It is a single point used on MANY AR-15 style weapon. Also works great on crossbows so the bow simply lays on your chest, hands-free, until you need it!! :thumbup:
okay thanks

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Re: Sling

Post by otisbrazwell » Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:19 pm

AJ01 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:25 pm
Forkston wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:58 am
Whats a good sling for carrying my crossbow in the woods, i'm not looking for a sling to carry it over my shoulder like a rifle but a sling i see people using with ar 15's in front of them
I like and use these!! :thumbup:

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i like it ! were do you clip it on the bow ?

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Re: Sling

Post by AJ01 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:39 am

otisbrazwell wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:19 pm
AJ01 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:25 pm
Forkston wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:58 am
Whats a good sling for carrying my crossbow in the woods, i'm not looking for a sling to carry it over my shoulder like a rifle but a sling i see people using with ar 15's in front of them
I like and use these!! :thumbup:

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i like it ! were do you clip it on the bow ?
What I use is a regular detachable swivel (like you would use on a rifle stock) fastened to the rear portion of the bow's stock thru one of the holes already there. No need to drill anything. (I guess that depends on what model of Excalibur crossbow you have) Once the swivel is attached, simply clip the connection to the swivel and "Viola" :thumbup: !! You have a single point sling that allows you to carry your weapon/bow "muzzle down" in front of your chest, hands free, but that can be deployed in a moments notice.
This type of sling was brought to life by guys who carry a SBR for a "living". It gives great access to the weapon, while allowing the user to simply "drop" the weapon out of the way if both hands are needed. And since it is a single connect, it can be carried in a whole bunch of different position depending on what the operator needs, wants or likes. :wink:
I used slings like these back in the mid 80's until the late 90's almost on a daily basis. At that time they were marketed under the name "Team Sling".
They can be configured to fit almost any type of system. We used them on MP5SD3's, Colt shorty's and Benelli M1 Super 90's. They WORK!!! :clap:
And now days, they are cheap to own. I have several of them.

Just my humble opinion on the matter of slings. :lol:

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Re: Sling

Post by AJ01 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:20 pm

AJ01 wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:39 am
otisbrazwell wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:19 pm
i like it ! were do you clip it on the bow ?
What I use is a regular detachable swivel (like you would use on a rifle stock) fastened to the rear portion of the bow's stock thru one of the holes already there. No need to drill anything. (I guess that depends on what model of Excalibur crossbow you have) Once the swivel is attached, simply clip the connection to the swivel and "Viola"

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I hope this clarifies this for some folks. Anywhere you can attach a rifle swivel, you can attach one of these slings. :thumbup:

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