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Looking for a lightweight sling
May 5th, 2023 at 10:04pm
 
I have a collection of paracord and jute slings but they're kind of bulky and heavy unless I make them shorter, anyone on here selling a sling made made out of something lightweight? Maybe Dyneema or nylon? I noticed when the sling is lighter I can get greater distances and time my shots better.
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Reply #1 - May 7th, 2023 at 7:26pm
 
What exactly are you looking for, I might have enough materials left to make a dyneema cord seatbelt sling , weights around 15g so its super lightweight. But also you could make one easily enough.
Where are you located (postage costs)
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Reply #2 - May 8th, 2023 at 4:55pm
 
What Mersa said.  What kind of ammo are you slinging?  I make lightweight slings with bamboo or flax yarn  braided cords and thin leather for slinging golfballs.
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Reply #3 - May 8th, 2023 at 6:58pm
 
What Mersa said.  What kind of ammo are you slinging?  I make lightweight slings with bamboo or flax yarn  braided cords and thin leather for slinging golfballs.
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Reply #4 - May 11th, 2023 at 2:24am
 
Mersa wrote on May 7th, 2023 at 7:26pm:
What exactly are you looking for, I might have enough materials left to make a dyneema cord seatbelt sling , weights around 15g so its super lightweight. But also you could make one easily enough.
Where are you located (postage costs)

That sounds like a fun and unique sling for sure! I live in Omaha Nebraska. Do you have an etsy store?
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Reply #5 - May 11th, 2023 at 2:26am
 
StaffSlinger wrote on May 8th, 2023 at 6:58pm:
What Mersa said. What kind of ammo are you slinging? I make lightweight slings with bamboo or flax yarn braided cords and thin leather for slinging golfballs.

I usually sling run of the mill abandoned landscaping stones, and sometimes the lighter weight gravel chunks.
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Reply #6 - May 11th, 2023 at 12:22pm
 
Postage will probably blow the cost out and youll be better off building your own than me sending you one.

Try out one of acroballistics  slings on Etsy or  ryansoldtimevisions , for a seatbelt style.
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Reply #7 - May 11th, 2023 at 7:33pm
 
Mersa wrote on May 11th, 2023 at 12:22pm:
Postage will probably blow the cost out and youll be better off building your own than me sending you one.

Try out one of acroballistics slings on Etsy or ryansoldtimevisions , for a seatbelt style.

What type and diameter, dyneema do you use?
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Reply #8 - May 12th, 2023 at 1:21am
 
For distance slings I go as thin as I can without sacrificing the use , really thin will tangle lots .
Probably around 1-2mm

For target slings I like 2-5mm depending on the exact size and style of sling .


What exactly is the intention of the sling I can suggest differently depending on usage.

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Reply #9 - May 12th, 2023 at 10:35pm
 
Mersa wrote on May 12th, 2023 at 1:21am:
For distance slings I go as thin as I can without sacrificing the use , really thin will tangle lots .
Probably around 1-2mm

For target slings I like 2-5mm depending on the exact size and style of sling .


What exactly is the intention of the sling I can suggest differently depending on usage.


I just noticed for me that lighter weight slings have a cleaner release. My preferred length of a sling is about 32 inches from knot to the pouch. Imo it's the perfect balance of length and accuracy.
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Reply #10 - May 13th, 2023 at 7:36pm
 
Id go for a 3mm cord at that length for a balanced sling . 2mm dyneema for ultralight.
3/4 webbing strips cut at 7 long. Times 2 . And make a seatbelt sling .

Or purchase one of the slings I mentioned above.

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Reply #11 - May 14th, 2023 at 1:20pm
 
Mersa wrote on May 13th, 2023 at 7:36pm:
Id go for a 3mm cord at that length for a balanced sling . 2mm dyneema for ultralight.
3/4 webbing strips cut at 7 long. Times 2 . And make a seatbelt sling .

Or purchase one of the slings I mentioned above.


The 3mm, just a single length of cord by itself or should I braid them?
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Re: Looking for a lightweight sling
Reply #12 - May 14th, 2023 at 10:06pm
 
"Zing It Throwline" is good stuff. 2.2mm diameter.
"3mm Robline Dyneema Mini Spool" is another.

You don't NEED dyneema, but it is good stuff.

Otherwise, just grab some garden twine (sisal) and do a 4 strand round braid for your cords, that makes a pretty lightweight and strong sling too.
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Reply #13 - May 14th, 2023 at 10:51pm
 
Butcher's twine.
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Re: Looking for a lightweight sling
Reply #14 - May 16th, 2023 at 2:53pm
 
I like 3mm by itself. If youre gonna braid dyneema its  better to use a slightly smaller diameter.

Speargun line (dyneema)
Throwline (dyneema)
Kevlar and technora is also nice fibers
Also really like a polyester sheath on dyneema core .
Theres plenty of options.



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