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Old 12-03-2009, 01:39 AM
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Today I decided my hand at building a sling for my new rifle. On this forum someone posted a thread about Paracord and its uses. I spied a link to a site that showed you how to weave a bracelet and watch band. So I decided to try my hand at a Rifle Sling. This one is a single point sling which is a bit more difficult than a simple 2 point sling. Anyway it takes a bit of time to weave it but my total cost was about $5 bucks and my labor. Its a much more comfortable sling than a standard web style sling. It also haves the benefit of you having a HUGE stash of Paracord on you when out in the woods with your rifle. You can simply un-weave however much you need ans still have a sling for your rifle. Im not sure if the roll was 100 or 200 feet. But it took ALL of it to finish my sling. The sling is 45 inches TOTAL in length even though when you look at the picture its only about 22 1/2 inches long. Its a loop. Anyway heres a picture. And did I mention it takes a bit of time (all day) to weave it? Have fun, its a great project.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2721/...14534f1a_o.jpg

Simple Single point sling. Very fast on target!


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2797/...907afbc5_o.jpg

Close up slung on the wife.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:22 AM
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Interesting.

Can you provide a link to the thread that you found the info on the paracord?

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Old 12-03-2009, 02:40 AM
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Here is a pic of my paracord sling and more wrapped around an Ace stock.

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Interesting.

Can you provide a link to the thread that you found the info on the paracord?

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Very nice, how much cord did it take to make this sling?
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If you're asking about mine, there is just under 100' in the sling alone. Having used it for awhile, one thing you should know is that it stretches a bit. Because of the way I wove it. You can still get a very good hasty sling wrap on it. The stretching is not bad at all, I just wanted to mention it.
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I'd love to see a detail on how this attaches to the swivel/d-ring...
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This makes me think of so many other things you could weave to keep paracord handy.....

How about a paracord jacket?

A hammock is a natural, a place to sleep and if woven right, could be used to net fish...

Woven paracord belt...

Oh, the possibilities...
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Next thing some kids will be wearing a paracord suit and prom dress. :-)

love it and am gonna try it, I've got plenty of paracord laying about.
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Here is a pic of my paracord sling and more wrapped around an Ace stock.

Very interesting and thank you for sharing?

This is the first time I have seen an adjustable sling made outa 550 cord.

Does it adjust well for you, and could you describe as to how much "stretch" you get while using the hasty sling method?

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Very interesting and thank you for sharing?

This is the first time I have seen an adjustable sling made outa 550 cord.

Does it adjust well for you, and could you describe as to how much "stretch" you get while using the hasty sling method?

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As a hasty sling it works great. When I mention the stretch it was to make people aware of it. It does wrap up nice on your arm and is very secure. But if you come from a leather sling to this you will notice it stretch. Very little, but you will notice it.

It adjusts well and stays put. I think it's because of the way it's woven. The buckle just falls into the small valleys of the weave and kind of locks in.

I attached a couple pictures of the attach points. The swivel is 1.5". The center adjustment part is from an old Air Force belt buckle. Take the grip part off and remove one of the bars on it and there you have it.

It's made from a single piece of 550 cord.
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I think this is a great idea. However, I would break the sling in to several sections so as not to have to unravel the entire sling should you need to use some cord.

Hell if you did that... I may buy one from you. ;-)
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As a hasty sling it works great. When I mention the stretch it was to make people aware of it. It does wrap up nice on your arm and is very secure. But if you come from a leather sling to this you will notice it stretch. Very little, but you will notice it.

It adjusts well and stays put. I think it's because of the way it's woven. The buckle just falls into the small valleys of the weave and kind of locks in.

I attached a couple pictures of the attach points. The swivel is 1.5". The center adjustment part is from an old Air Force belt buckle. Take the grip part off and remove one of the bars on it and there you have it.

It's made from a single piece of 550 cord.
Very nice. I like the fact that it is made with one single piece. Very easy to cut for length if u wanted to use it for something else later...or leave it long and use it to build a trot line for example.

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What is the link to the instructions you were talking about in post?? Thank You
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I Googled it after reading your post. This is a great idea... and it saves weight by replacing a necessary item which makes it a double great idea. There are already a couple people selling these on the internet. A major thank you. I'm going to get a couple of these for my MBR and favorite shotgun.
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Default Tactical one point Paracord sling

Everything in this thread looks really good, lots of good ideas; but do you have a step by step and parts list for the single point tactical sling?

That's the more interesting project to me.

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Now I need to make another run for more paracord! Thanks for the idea.
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those are NIIIIIICE. Do you sell them for us lazy folk?
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Great slings,I am terrible at weaving. Looks like I will have to give it another try though.
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Nice job I've been looking around for something their my ak.
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