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    There is a great discussion concerning gun safety. In post #17 olebailey talks about carrying his rifle using a sling. So which rifle sling is effective in Africa?

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    I used two slings on my recent trip and was very happy with them:

    Vero Vellini Double Sling for the heavy Blaser R8 .375 H&H Magunm. Being able to have that rifle supported by both shoulders and having both hands free was a BIG help during the longer hikes. There were also times when I needed both hands free climbing rocks. Amazon.com: Vero Vellini Double Sling, Forest Green/Brown Leather: Sports & Outdoors

    Safari Ching Sling for the lighter Browning BBR in 30-06. The interesting thing about this sling is that you can use it as a regular sling or of you pass your arm through as a hybrid military sling. Pictures show that the sling is cupped on the elbow and you can certainly do that. However, if you pass your arm through you can make a very fine hasty sling. SAFARI CHING SLING: Slings for Rifles and Shotguns: Hunting Slings at Galco
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSteve57 View Post
    I used two slings on my recent trip and was very happy with them:

    Vero Vellini Double Sling for the heavy Blaser R8 .375 H&H Magunm. Being able to have that rifle supported by both shoulders and having both hands free was a BIG help during the longer hikes. There were also times when I needed both hands free climbing rocks. Amazon.com: Vero Vellini Double Sling, Forest Green/Brown Leather: Sports & Outdoors
    BigSteve, I like the idea of spreading the weight of the rifle over both shoulders. What was it like to move the rifle from the carry position to the shooting position?

    I liked the other sling idea too. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
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    I used Ultimate Slings on both the wifes and my rifle in Africa and it worked great at an afforable price. you can check them out at this link UltraFlex Slings by Slogan Outdoors - Rifle, shotgun, gun, bow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSteve57 View Post
    I used two slings on my recent trip and was very happy with them:

    Vero Vellini Double Sling for the heavy Blaser R8 .375 H&H Magunm. Being able to have that rifle supported by both shoulders and having both hands free was a BIG help during the longer hikes. There were also times when I needed both hands free climbing rocks. Amazon.com: Vero Vellini Double Sling, Forest Green/Brown Leather: Sports & Outdoors

    BigSteve, I like the idea of spreading the weight of the rifle over both shoulders. What was it like to move the rifle from the carry position to the shooting position?

    I liked the other sling idea too. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
    I was able to get in and out of the sling very quickly. It basically goes on and off like a backpack. With a bit of practice I was able to get into and out of the sling in seconds.

    One thing not mentioned is the fact that the sling stretches a bit and has quick detach fittings. The fact that the sling stretches a bit might seem bad but it is not. It helps greatly with the comfort carrying. If you use the quick detach fittings the rifle will literally fall off you. I did not use the QD fittings but they are there in case you need them.

    The trip I took was a great opportunity to try some gear under really intense hunting conditions and I would take both slings back in a heartbeat. These slings were cases where I managed to guess right.

    The Ching Sling was used in traditional fashion during our hunt. I mentioned its military sling application but I did not use this during the hunt that way. I did use it that way (military sling service rifle style) prior to the hunt on the rifle range and it helped with accuracy just as a military sling would.
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    BigSteve and Bobpuckett thanks for your ideas!
    I can see another problem starting to development. I don't have enough rifles to try with all these slings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jfet View Post
    BigSteve and Bobpuckett thanks for your ideas!
    I can see another problem starting to development. I don't have enough rifles to try with all these slings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jfet View Post
    BigSteve and Bobpuckett thanks for your ideas!
    I can see another problem starting to development. I don't have enough rifles to try with all these slings.
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