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What is the best sling you have ever made?
May 6th, 2021 at 6:48am
 
I would like to know what the best sling you have ever made is. Please send a picture and say what you have used.
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Reply #1 - May 6th, 2021 at 6:51am
 
Ill start by showing my best sling.
It is a 4 strand braid paracord sling, with 2 finger loops, a whip cracker and a rockman pouch.
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Reply #2 - May 6th, 2021 at 8:10am
 
† †I've made thousands of slings and many were experimental designs.† My side by side double barrel sling could be one of my best I guess.†
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Reply #3 - May 6th, 2021 at 9:02am
 
The first one is my woolen apache sling. It's probably the best looking sling I've made and feels great too. It's not actually the most difficult or time consuming sling I've made, and is easier than you'd think to make.

Second one is one that I use a lot, It's pretty plain as a balearic compared to others I've made, but something about it is just right. Feels great to throw with, very comfortable, just the right amount of stiffness for me, and will handle a huge range of ammo sizes successfully with about as good accuracy as you will get. It's hemp fibre with synthetic hemp fibre in the tail.

Third up is a recent invention I've made. I used it enough now and I can say it has excellent performance, great pouch safety and ok twist resist with big rocks and very light/clean release on small angular ammo. This is probably my top performing compact sling.
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Reply #4 - May 6th, 2021 at 11:29am
 
This is my best in terms of usability, portability, and durability. It's essentially a modified Peruvian (huaraca) design made of nylon mason line.

In terms of beauty, these others are made of acrylic yarn, colored craft cotton string, and 95# paracord.
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Reply #5 - May 6th, 2021 at 11:51am
 
I dont have a picture off hand but if we are talking about in terms of usability it would be a simple paracord and leather apache with my patented tab. Works for me!
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Reply #6 - May 6th, 2021 at 3:10pm
 
well slings - to me - are pouches with sets of replaceable cords.

So the best pouch I use and make is the cap paul rivited design.

I can;t narrow it down to an individual sling as I change cord lengths to suit what type of slinging I intend to do.

This pouch gets a lot of use Smiley
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Reply #7 - May 6th, 2021 at 7:33pm
 
These two are my best so far in functionality and looks. The flat pouch is my favorite for all factors so far though.
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Reply #8 - May 7th, 2021 at 12:09am
 
My 18" Balearic target sling.
It's difficult to keep the braid thickness completely consistent when working with loose fibre, so I was rather pleased with how it turned out.
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Reply #9 - May 7th, 2021 at 2:14am
 
...and next to these beauties I post my very first sling Cheesy Cheap "paracord" I got from a supermarket and a slingshot pouch. No really a SLINGSHOT pouch. It's one of the ugliest slings in existence, especially nowadays as it's far grimier than this rather nice clean photo. As well as dirt it has some roughed up superglue on it to help protect the release cord which makes it look partly melted.

So how could this possibly be the best? I don't know. Somehow, by absolute sheer luck, I made almost the perfect length sling, with just the right weight and the pouch works surprisingly well for a flat piece of cheap faux leather. It slings well, it'll survive the apocalypse and it's just so darn comfy to use. I need to bust it out again sometime; get back to my humble beginnings and stop faffing with this woven pouch nonsense.
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Reply #10 - May 7th, 2021 at 4:00am
 
For me that would be my rockman sling and my short 18" balearic. Those two work and feel so nice.
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Reply #11 - May 8th, 2021 at 6:32pm
 
I think I am working on my new best aling right now. I got it finished enough to do some test throws. Hit my bulls eye every time except my third shot was an inch high. My "bulls eye" is a little paint spot on my house's foundation that is about an inch in diameter. For the record. It is much more accurate than my flat pouch sling pictured above. Made of jute with a 5 strand braid and a rockman style pouch. I'll post pictures after I burn off the fray and add my wax
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Re: What is the best sling you have ever made?
Reply #12 - May 8th, 2021 at 6:34pm
 
JudoP wrote on May 6th, 2021 at 9:02am:
The first one is my woolen apache sling. It's probably the best looking sling I've made and feels great too. It's not actually the most difficult or time consuming sling I've made, and is easier than you'd think to make.

Second one is one that I use a lot, It's pretty plain as a balearic compared to others I've made, but something about it is just right. Feels great to throw with, very comfortable, just the right amount of stiffness for me, and will handle a huge range of ammo sizes successfully with about as good accuracy as you will get. It's hemp fibre with synthetic hemp fibre in the tail.

Third up is a recent invention I've made. I used it enough now and I can say it has excellent performance, great pouch safety and ok twist resist with big rocks and very light/clean release on small angular ammo. This is probably my top performing compact sling.

I might have to try and convince you into a trade at some point. I love the looks of both of yours, as well as many others in this thread
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Reply #13 - May 8th, 2021 at 9:44pm
 
The original and the best
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Reply #14 - May 9th, 2021 at 6:21am
 
Mersa wrote on May 8th, 2021 at 9:44pm:
The original and the best


Leather sling ?
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