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Freethinker
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The below picture is from Magpul, but the way the rear of the sling is attached to the stock, on the side away from the body, wasn’t the usual method at one time. In my recollection, and even today, putting the sling attachment point on the body side is/was more common.





A few years ago I ran across it in a YouTube video as a recommended way of keeping the stock closer to one’s body when carrying the rifle muzzle down, and after trying it and liking it, that’s the way I adopted.

In recent times, though, I’ve seen the pictured method being used much more commonly, and I’m curious how popular it really is.

Question:
If your stock and sling permit it, do you attach the sling like that?
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Choices:
Yes.
No.

 




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The reason for this is that when you transition to opposite shoulder, you have more play in the sling and don't wind up choking yourself so much.
 
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I voted yes for the reason outlined in the OP and 4sigman's comment.




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Yes I sling up in that way. The sling is less likely to pinch or get caught.
 
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I am one of the few people who still use a single point sling.
I know, it'll break my balls when I run. Just what I'm used to and if I go at good pace, the rifle is in my hands.


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Common for AK guys with folding stocks.
 
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Left side.
 
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Same as the picture, seems counter intuitive but it’s the best way.





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Left side, with attachment point close to my body -- works best for me with extendable AR stocks, with precision AR stocks, and with precision bolt action stocks.

In competition we might carry rifles and packs for many hours and for many miles each day. Sometimes over rough terrain. Sometimes while jogging. Often shooting from multiple positions. I've tried the attachment point on the left side, right side, and bottom of the buttstock. Left side works best for me.
 
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Originally posted by 4sigman:
The reason for this is that when you transition to opposite shoulder, you have more play in the sling and don't wind up choking yourself so much.


Same reason as to why I do it.
 
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Yep. Same as OP.


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I used right side when I was primarily into low ready. Lately I have been more into high ready. Just a personal preference. Looking over the muzzle towards the threat seems more intuitive and faster to me than low ready. I moved my slings back to the left. Either side works as long as your slings are adjusted correctly.

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Originally posted by Abn556:
Either side works as long as your slings are adjusted correctly.


Yep.

For those that are attaching it to the right side primarily to facilitate extra sling length for off-side shoulder transitions, an alternative option is using a quick-adjustable sling like a BFG VCAS. This allows you to quickly and easily add length to the sling when transitioning to the offside shoulder.

Or, just practice dropping your offside elbow out of the sling loop as part of your offside shoulder transition process (effectively resulting in the sling being looped just around your neck temporarily). This requires minimal adaptation, and is an quick way to free up quite a bit of sling real estate without having to replace your sling with a different one or alter your sling attachment point.
 
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Only my two Ace stocks because the QD sockets are add on and external to the stock.

 
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