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Old 03-19-2017, 19:34   #1
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Bialathon sling?

Anyone ever used one? I am thinking it would be nice for hunting when scrambling over rough terrain. Looking for feedback on comfort etc.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:03   #2
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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.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:12   #3
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Lots of options out there. Try: https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...pr=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.)
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:21   #4
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Lots of options out there. Try: https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...pr=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.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:25   #5
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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.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:05   #6
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Ching Sling

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/product...le-ching-sling

I've used one and it is a pretty good field sling.
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Old 03-20-2017, 18:35   #7
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www.vikingtactics.com :
Two-point sling, converts to backpack sling for handsfree carrying.
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Old 03-20-2017, 19:10   #8
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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.
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Old 03-20-2017, 21:02   #9
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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.

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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.
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Old 03-20-2017, 22:06   #11
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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?
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:44   #12
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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