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Author Topic: DIY ideas???- how to prevent your rifle sling from sliding off your shoulder.  (Read 900 times)

Offline AlpineMuley

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Do guys have any tricks to prevent your rifle from slide off your shoulder while wearing a back pack?

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Lift weights & get buff.  Or buy shoulder pads.  I think you can get them in camo.   :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Lift weights & get buff.  Or buy shoulder pads.  I think you can get them in camo.   :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

 :chuckle: i heard the kifaru gun bearer is the shiz

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Use a safari sling.  Packed out many a deer, have shot a few with a pack on.

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Backpack chest strap over sling.

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If you wear suspenders (for your rain pants), you can get one of those sliding ammo holders and put it on the strap on your shoulder.  It will be under the rain jacket, but makes a bit of a stop so the sling doesn't slide off.

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Anybody use the sling saver?

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I sprung the $20 for a decent sling and position it over the pack shoulder straps.  If you really want it secure, loosen the sling and wear it cross draw Robin Hood style.

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Use a safari sling.  Packed out many a deer, have shot a few with a pack on.

Exactly!  Just wish I knew about them 20 years ago. Wouldnt  have wasted all that time trying all the other uncomfortable ones!

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Re: DIY ideas???- how to prevent your rifle sling from sliding off your shoulder.
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2017, 10:11:34 PM »
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Re: DIY ideas???- how to prevent your rifle sling from sliding off your shoulder.
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2017, 03:37:42 AM »
Vero Vellini neoprene sling.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/2426476559/vero-vellini-air-cushion-sling-neoprene

Cushions shock. Grips and conforms to varied surfaces. Grips when wet. Comfortable. Cheap.

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Re: DIY ideas???- how to prevent your rifle sling from sliding off your shoulder.
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2017, 04:32:29 AM »
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Re: DIY ideas???- how to prevent your rifle sling from sliding off your shoulder.
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2017, 07:00:15 AM »
I would venture to guess that the "Big Ol" button sewn on the shoulder of my plaid mackinaw isn't what people would use today.  :dunno:

Both of which date myself.

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Re: DIY ideas???- how to prevent your rifle sling from sliding off your shoulder.
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2017, 07:02:20 AM »
I would venture to guess that the "Big Ol" button sewn on the shoulder of my plaid mackinaw isn't what people would use today.  :dunno:

Both of which date myself.

The button or the Mackinaw?
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Re: DIY ideas???- how to prevent your rifle sling from sliding off your shoulder.
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2017, 07:05:53 AM »
Lift weights & get buff.  Or buy shoulder pads.  I think you can get them in camo.   :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

 :chuckle: i heard the kifaru gun bearer is the shiz

been running one for years. I don't even own a shoulder sling for a rifle any more

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Re: DIY ideas???- how to prevent your rifle sling from sliding off your shoulder.
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2017, 07:19:48 AM »
Lift weights & get buff.  Or buy shoulder pads.  I think you can get them in camo.   :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

 :chuckle: i heard the kifaru gun bearer is the shiz

been running one for years. I don't even own a shoulder sling for a rifle any more

 :yeah: I just started last year, but I'll never go back I don't think. Way to easy.
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Re: DIY ideas???- how to prevent your rifle sling from sliding off your shoulder.
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2017, 07:34:13 AM »
Anybody use the sling saver?
Works Great !!!

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Re: DIY ideas???- how to prevent your rifle sling from sliding off your shoulder.
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2017, 07:37:26 AM »
I would venture to guess that the "Big Ol" button sewn on the shoulder of my plaid mackinaw isn't what people would use today.  :dunno:

Both of which date myself.

The button or the Mackinaw?

Dealer's  Choice  :chuckle:

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Re: DIY ideas???- how to prevent your rifle sling from sliding off your shoulder.
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2017, 08:02:23 AM »
I have always worn a hunting pack in the field.  I just let my rifle sling ride over the top of the pack strap.  Stays on pretty good for me.
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Re: DIY ideas???- how to prevent your rifle sling from sliding off your shoulder.
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2017, 09:38:35 AM »
Get a Boonie Packer Safari Sling. No more sore shoulder, no more slipping off the shoulder. Much faster to shoot. Just raise the rifle to shoot and you are ready. Bot one years ago and have been very happy. Use it on my shotgun, too.

https://www.bobwards.com/boonie-packer-safari-sling-for-rifles-realtree-camo-22417

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Re: DIY ideas???- how to prevent your rifle sling from sliding off your shoulder.
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2017, 10:20:58 AM »
boonie packer safari sling
sew button on shoulder
rubber sling
sock for gun and stow it in pack

Of them all I like the boonie packer sling or the rubber sling.  I use the rubber sling on my shotgun for trips into the blind.  Regular slings slip off my shoulder.

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Re: DIY ideas???- how to prevent your rifle sling from sliding off your shoulder.
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2017, 10:21:42 AM »
Backpack chest strap over sling.

I do this when I need my hands, and I do not want to stow my rifle.

I would venture to guess that the "Big Ol" button sewn on the shoulder of my plaid mackinaw isn't what people would use today.  :dunno:

Both of which date myself.

I use to sew a small button on the right shoulder of all my hunting jackets or pack strap.

The Claw Sling also helps to keep from slipping.
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Re: DIY ideas???- how to prevent your rifle sling from sliding off your shoulder.
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2017, 10:33:12 AM »
Buy a safari sling  :tup:
my grandpa always said "if it aint broke dont fix it"

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Re: DIY ideas???- how to prevent your rifle sling from sliding off your shoulder.
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2017, 11:37:00 AM »
Hands are for carrying a rifle, slings are for shooting or carrying over your head and arm if you need both hands temporarily.

Slogan Outdoors http://www.sloganoutdoors.com/ makes a decent rubber sling that stays on your shoulder pretty well if you must carry it that way and will also work as a shooting sling and a very secure double pack strap style sling when you need both hands.

The Gun Bearer drives me nuts, think I would rather leave my gun in the truck than carry it that way again.

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