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Sling for 71 #15366032 10/31/20
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Would you / do you prefer a 1” or a 1-1/4” sling on your model 71?

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For leather slings I prefer a 1" sling and for a cotton web I prefer a 1.25 to 1.5 inch sling. I pretty much settled on Montana Rifle Slings years ago, they adjust quickly and work for a hasty sling. A good option is the old Garrand/military 1.5 inch cotton web sling that is battle proven and comes in green and black and cost less then 20 bucks. I encourage you to get on You Tube and look them both up.

I'm ordering a couple of the Garrand/military slings soon. They don't rot like leather and are cheap to make, which is why the military went to them. But, that does not mean they are not a good sling.

A good sling should carry what ever rifle it is attached to well and allow the user to quickly use it as a shooting aid if needed.

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Along these same lines....who makes the best front band-sling stud thingy for a 71?


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Re: Sling for 71 [Re: pharmvet] #15387040 11/06/20
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I have never had one fail me so take your pick. I always take a look at what New England Custom Guns Offers and about any place like Brownell's or Midway will carry them. What ever works on a 45-70 tube magazine should work on a Mod. 71 do to rim size.

Re: Sling for 71 [Re: Tarbe] #15387424 11/06/20
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Originally Posted by Tarbe
Along these same lines....who makes the best front band-sling stud thingy for a 71?


Uncle Mike's 20 gauge works great.

OD on my 71 was just about the same as the OD of the barrel on my 20-gauge pump.

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Thanks guys.


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I'll clarify my post a little more. The OD of the magazine of my M71 was what I was referring to, not the barrel of the rifle.

Quite often I post something that is very clear to me but is actually not very clear at all.....

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Originally Posted by Tarbe
Along these same lines....who makes the best front band-sling stud thingy for a 71?

Originally Posted by Tarbe
Along these same lines....who makes the best front band-sling stud thingy for a 71?



Grov Tec makes one here in the USA. That’s important to me

Re: Sling for 71 [Re: pharmvet] #15389102 11/07/20
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I ordered one of the Andy's leather Rhodesian slings, 1.25", to go with my 71.
Since I'm still waiting on the deluxe nose cap (might come next week, fingers crossed) it's currently sitting on my Heym and does a pretty good job at it.


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Originally Posted by Vic_in_Va
I'll clarify my post a little more. The OD of the magazine of my M71 was what I was referring to, not the barrel of the rifle.

Quite often I post something that is very clear to me but is actually not very clear at all.....


We must be related....I knew exactly what you were saying. smile


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Originally Posted by Boomer454
I ordered one of the Andy's leather Rhodesian slings, 1.25", to go with my 71.
Since I'm still waiting on the deluxe nose cap (might come next week, fingers crossed) it's currently sitting on my Heym and does a pretty good job at it.


Please let us know how that cap works out!


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Originally Posted by pharmvet
Originally Posted by Tarbe
Along these same lines....who makes the best front band-sling stud thingy for a 71?

Originally Posted by Tarbe
Along these same lines....who makes the best front band-sling stud thingy for a 71?



Grov Tec makes one here in the USA. That’s important to me


I saw those at Brownell's. Definitely on the short list!


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I put an 1-1/4" Montana (plain) on my 1895.
Comes with GroveTec QD's
And the Montana design not only works very well, it just looks "correct" on a lever gun.
I prefer 1-1/4" wide slings unless it's a M1907 sling for a Garand or a M1903

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Originally Posted by Tarbe
Originally Posted by Vic_in_Va
I'll clarify my post a little more. The OD of the magazine of my M71 was what I was referring to, not the barrel of the rifle.

Quite often I post something that is very clear to me but is actually not very clear at all.....


We must be related....I knew exactly what you were saying. smile


Alright!

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Will one from a Winchester 1886 work?
I have the one that I used on the 1886 that I sold you. It was oversized but I used a piece of leather inside of it to keep from marring the mag tube.
I used it with a loop of paracord to hang from a hook in the treestand.
Yours for shipping....


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