Solomon Wide Bar Rifle Sling

Discussion in 'Completed Projects & Ideas' started by TwinSpar, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. TwinSpar

    TwinSpar New Member

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    My first attempt at a sling. Not too bad but I will go with looser knots on the next version. It's not uncomfortable but I would like it to be a little floppier.

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  2. J-Will

    J-Will ermahgerd perrkerd

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    Mine ended up super tight too.. Next time!
     

  3. TwinSpar

    TwinSpar New Member

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    Made another for a friend in VA.

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  4. DrMarneaus

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    Nice, I like that its a bit wider than the style I have been making, which is just a double solomon bar for half, and a regular single thickness solomon bar for the other half.
     
  5. TwinSpar

    TwinSpar New Member

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    It makes for a very comfortable sling.

    Just noticed I moved my photobucket pics around and zapped my first post pic. This is what was originally posted....

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  6. DrMarneaus

    DrMarneaus New Member

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    looks great, I'll have to toy with this.
     
  7. TwinSpar

    TwinSpar New Member

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    Here's a pretty good video on how to make one. I followed his process (but didn't get the strands twisted. LOL
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbXAh3OPHsw[/ame]

    I made mine a 36 inch sling and used two 26 foot strands for the outside parts and one 38 foot strand for the center. I only had about 2 feet of scrap per strand when finished so I think I have the math figured out for lengths. I factored 2 feet of scrap when I calculated my lengths and it's what I ended up with.