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meathunter
07-03-2012, 09:39 PM
Just came across an ad for a Sling Saver - this is a strap with a plastic piece that attaches to a strap on pack to hold your sling in place while hunting. Inexpensive about $10 and thought it was a good idea.

Anyone have experience with these?

here's a link about them http://slingsaver.net

sjsmallfield
07-05-2012, 03:59 PM
It seems pretty simple and for less than $10 it might be worth a try.

Six-Gun
07-07-2012, 03:25 PM
It seems pretty simple and for less than $10 it might be worth a try.

My thoughts exactly. He priced it well enough that if I don't like it, no big loss. I'm gonna check with a buddy and see if he wants one and will probably place an order.

Muleys 24/7
07-07-2012, 04:34 PM
This could be one of those little million dollar inventions, I think I'll try it out as well.

Bitterroot Bulls
07-07-2012, 05:42 PM
Simple. Genius.

Muleys 24/7
07-07-2012, 09:23 PM
It's cool to see that it's made in the USA too.

jay
07-09-2012, 09:37 PM
these look pretty cool, especially for the $. I use the Safari Sling on my rifles, I love it! Does anyone else use the safari sling?

tdub24
07-10-2012, 01:43 PM
After reading this thread yesterday and looking at the website, I ordered 3. I sure hope they work as good as they look. Then I can give one away to my buddy. Its funny, last time we hunted together, we were both complaining about not having something to keep the strap on the shoulder. Thanks meathunter fo mentioning this.

meathunter
07-10-2012, 08:41 PM
you're welcome tdub24! I sprung for one - might as well give it a try, my sling always seems to slip off my shoulder maybe this will help

Muleys 24/7
07-10-2012, 10:42 PM
I grabbed a few, plan on giving one to my buddy also. Can't wait to see how they work.

gator7275
07-16-2012, 08:21 PM
i have a claw sling on my guns it doesnt slip on any clothing i, going to check this out thou for some of my old leather slings

mcseal2
08-03-2012, 05:48 PM
I got 3 also and tried one on a short walk a couple days ago. I put it on my Eberlestock J34 and went for a mile or so. It worked as advertised. I had 40lbs in the pack and it was loaded pretty wide so it pulled on the strap a little, kinda dug in and leaned to the outside if I didn't hold the gun and help it a little. It didn't slide off my shoulder though. It would sure keep my rifle in place while I used both hands to climb up out of a ravine or something. It slid down the strap over time on me, I think the higher it is mounted on the strap the better it keeps a rifle in place. I think I will modify the attachment just a little to keep it up higher and leave it on the pack for good. The main thing I was worried about was it slowing me down getting the gun into shooting position. For me, if it was mounted a little low it never interfered at all. With it mounted higher where I plan to put it, I had to adjust for it just a little. I think I will shorten the retaining hook and then it won't catch at all.

Bottom line, I like it especially for a wider pack like my Eberlestock. I never liked carrying a rifle on a sling with that pack before but it wasn't a big deal since I usually have it in the scabbard anyway. I will post again once I try one on my little Camelback Stryker that I use when going light and carrying my rifle slung.

Silvercreek Hunter
10-26-2012, 08:33 PM
I bought one of these for my Badlands pack and just got back from an Elk hunt. I used it quite a bit. Worked exactly like it was supposed to. Without it, the gun would have constantly been slipping off my shoulder. For the few dollars it costs it is well worth it.