Putting sling on new 1886


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:16 pm
Has anyone ever put a sling on the new Winchester 86? I have a new 45-70 and just finished getting it zeroed in with the Williams aperture sight and I've been giving some thought to what it's going to take to carry it mile after mile. A sling also helps to steady your aim too, correct? Obviously you can tell from my questions this is all a first for me. I've found sling hardware online but I'm also concerned that the hardware is priced so....cheap??. Lots of questions and I appreciate everyone's input
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:58 pm
Boomer, congratulations on your new family member.

Slings will add control to your shots. However, you need to know how to apply the correct sling configuration for each shooting stance. Off-hand, prone, kneeling, sitting. If using a rest, a sling might be a disadvantage. I can be corrected on this. I'm using military shooting stances.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:06 am
I find a sling is a must on a field gun...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:51 am
Shooter said it in a short sentence. I used a long paragraph to be subjective.

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