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Civilian sheep Dog 01-20-2013 22:20

Sling Help
 
Curious what people are using for slings on their AK's

maxxmojo 01-21-2013 00:01

I use a regular Russian 2 point.

mjkeat 01-21-2013 00:09

Depends on your mounting options.

vettely 01-21-2013 00:20

These are nice inexpensive slings.

http://www.israeli-weapons.com/store...fle_slings.htm

DrtyHarry 01-21-2013 00:42

Speaking of AK slings, I picked up a pair of Russian AK slings at the gun show for $10 ea. I want to add the 2 point sling to my Yugo under-folder, but the sling connects to the rifle using a metal spring coil....I have not put it on my AK yet because I fear that the metal coil will scratch the gun....or at least the metal loops for the sling.

Attach it...or look for a different sling?



DH

Hamrhed 01-21-2013 19:36

I prefer old-school Bulgarian/Russian two point slings...

Steve in PA 01-22-2013 01:55

After getting a VTAC for my AR, I went and put the Magpul sling on my AK. Works for me.

Reswob 01-22-2013 08:16

BFG VCAS. The Bulgy sling that came with my rifle was far too short to use as anything other than a carry-over-your-shoulder sling.

HWI 01-22-2013 16:15

I used to use the standard issue AK slings, but switched the VCAS.
The standard issue AK slings really are only good for shoulder carry. With the VCAS' ability to quickly change lengths I can use it for carrying pretty much anyway I want and use it as a shooting aid.

If you are just planning to use it to carry on your shoulder then an issue AK sling is great since they are durable and cheap. For anything else I'd recommend taking a look at one of the many quick adjust 2 points that are on the market.

fnfalman 01-22-2013 17:38

The cheap ass commie sling that came with it.

ak103k 01-23-2013 09:15

The "real" Russian web slings are about the nicest. They are also long enough to be used in about any configuration. Some of the others are pretty short, and wont allow use for anything but simple over the shoulder carry.


Quote:

I have not put it on my AK yet because I fear that the metal coil will scratch the gun....or at least the metal loops for the sling.
A short piece of "road" bike inner tube (700x23C) over the hook end of the sling will do double duty silencing the metal on metal, as well as reduce scratching.

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7...D550/ry%3D400/
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7...D550/ry%3D400/

captainstormy 01-23-2013 11:06

I guess I never worried much about the finish on an AK. I do like the cloth OD Green slings better then the leather ones, but that's about as picky as I get.

ak103k 01-23-2013 11:34

Finish is important, but noise is a bigger issue. The AK's front attachment point is a noisy set up if you dont do something to deaden it. It just so happens, the inner tube thing takes care of both at one shot.

The rear can be an issue too, if you dont take that quick attach hook/clip off, and just thread the sling through the swivel.

The rear, bottom mounted swivels, like you see on the SAR's and WASR's, as well as some others, also limit the slings usefulness. Simply moving that swivel up on the left side of the stock, like was done on most of the AK100 series type rifles, makes a major difference in how the sling works with the gun.

HWI 01-23-2013 19:40

I use an elastic hook cover over my front sling connection(I use mash hooks).

.38 super 01-24-2013 09:25

Depends on your mounting options, on my Tantal I use Magpul MS3, works like a charm:
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/3919/tms3.jpg

.38 super 01-24-2013 15:31

One more vote for VCAS and VTAC sligs, both are excellent choices with the right mounting options.

Kyle's VTAC:
#!

Larry's VCAS:

Magpul MS3:

DrtyHarry 01-24-2013 20:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by ak103k (Post 19900799)
A short piece of "road" bike inner tube (700x23C) over the hook end of the sling will do double duty silencing the metal on metal, as well as reduce scratching.

Interesting! That looks like a sweet set up and a really good idea. Never considered the sound to be a factor. Pardon my ignorance, but where could I pick up some of this road bike inner tube (700x23C)? And what is that blue plastic looking thing you have attached to it?

And you are right, the Russian slings are nice because of the length....that's what I was told when I picked em up at the show.




DH

ak103k 01-25-2013 05:30

If you know anyone who rides a road bike, Im sure they have an old tube lying around. If not, Im sure your local bike shop does.

The blue thing is a set of ear plugs.

.38 super 01-25-2013 20:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by DrtyHarry (Post 19907421)
... but where could I pick up some of this road bike inner tube (700x23C)?
...DH

http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_1...=35-28892098-2

ak103k 01-25-2013 20:53

The tube above is to big, and really dont do the job. Road bike tubes are about half the width of your standard bike, or mountain bike tube. They can be a bear to get on, but they do work very well.

Try your local bike shop if you dont know anyone who rides. Im sure they'll have an old flat laying around. Hell, if youre scared to ask, check the dumpster out back. :)


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