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Old 01-04-2017, 04:30 PM
mr.tickle mr.tickle is offline
 
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Default Correct Sling Length

Was looking at getting a leather match sling for my Garand and 1903. I have been talking to two different manufacturers I gave both my height and weight (5'10" & 255lbs). One manufacturer said that really doesn't matter and said 52" should work. The other said it does and said I needed a 54" maybe a 56". So I am a little confused over what to get at this point. Anybody have any insight as to who is correct?
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Old 01-04-2017, 04:58 PM
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I am in the Atlanta area, if you want to borrow one to see.
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Old 01-04-2017, 05:15 PM
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Get the 56" sling. If it's to long cut it down. It's real hard to add length to a sling if you need it.
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Old 01-04-2017, 05:52 PM
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I'm 5 10 and 200 lbs and use a 54" Ron Brown sling. It's just right, with a couple extra holes if needed. The Ron Browns are on sale at Creedmore right now as a matter of fact.
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Old 01-04-2017, 06:10 PM
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I am in the Atlanta area, if you want to borrow one to see.
I appreciate it but I'm in Jacksonville. Thanks for the offer!
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Old 01-04-2017, 06:18 PM
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I'm 5 10 and 200 lbs and use a 54" Ron Brown sling. It's just right, with a couple extra holes if needed. The Ron Browns are on sale at Creedmore right now as a matter of fact.
I was leaning towards the 54" and hoping that it would work. Hopefully, the 50lbs of "extra padding" protecting my 6 pack won't affect the length that much.

Do you use a shooting jacket and glove? Turner said that might push me towards the 56"

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Old 01-04-2017, 07:04 PM
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I was leaning towards the 54" and hoping that it would work. Hopefully, the 50lbs of "extra padding" protecting my 6 pack won't affect the length that much.

Do you use a shooting jacket and glove? Turner said that might push me towards the 56"
Yes, I use a Creedmore leather hardback coat and open finger glove. I think the 54 would work for you.
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Old 01-04-2017, 07:38 PM
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The 56" sling costs the same as the 50" sling.

Buy the long one and shorten it if you need to.

If you don't have a shooting coat now but may get one, leave it long.

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Old 01-05-2017, 12:03 PM
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Buy long, trim as needed. Rig it right and the extra is folded over to facilitate keeping the keepers in place.
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:03 PM
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Get the 56" sling. If it's to long cut it down. It's real hard to add length to a sling if you need it.
You can always cut it shorter but you can never cut it longer.
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