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New Shooting Sling Available - The Pronghorn #5508412 08/10/11
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Hello everyone,

JM and his pards have invented a new sling, it's called the Pronghorn.

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If you are interested in getting one, You can buy at our website www.pronghornsling.com or here at the Outfitter's Gear Shop, as Rick will be adding them soon.

It's a unique design and is easier and quicker to operate than conventional shooting slings.

We'll be happy to answer any questions, just post them on this thread.

Thanks for taking time at look at our product.

Regards,

Riverside Sling Company.
319 Lower Woodville Rd.
Natchez, Ms. 39120

100% MADE IN THE USA - even the swivels.


- The Pronghorn Sling- Updated with pics [Re: PronghornSling] #5529034 08/16/11
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Wanted to post some pictures showing the Pronghorn in the 3 methods it can be employed to provide the shooter with a stable shooting platform.

Quick Method: Shooter passes lead arm thru loop and grasps forearm with sling strap between hand and forearm.
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Military Method: Shooter turns loop 180 degrees then places arm thru loop and grasps forearm of rifle. This places the strap against the wrist and back of hand.
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Pocket Method: Shooter places elbow of lead arm in pocket. This method sometimes requires the lower carrying strap to be shortened, but the rifle can still be carried comfortably.
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All 3 methods increase rifle stability. The Quick and Military methods can be used in all field shooting positions.

*The demonstration rifle being used is a Micro-Medallion, which is one of the smallest rifles you can buy

Re: - The Pronghorn Sling- Updated with pics [Re: PronghornSling] #5530102 08/17/11
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I like it. I may have to try one. Thought of making a version using nylon webbing for the tactical crowd?

Re: - The Pronghorn Sling- Updated with pics [Re: tominboise] #5530110 08/17/11
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Dats actually a good idea........


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Re: - The Pronghorn Sling- Updated with pics [Re: ingwe] #5530539 08/17/11
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How much moola to get one? Looks kinda intereting but I would need to set mine up to loop around my arm above my bicep at the very top of my arm with no contact between the sling and my left hand. Can these be used in this traditional competition style mode? I learned to shoot with a sling that way back in my smallbore competition days about 100 or so years ago and still use that method on long shots for big game when time allows.


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Re: - The Pronghorn Sling- Updated with pics [Re: safariman] #5530575 08/17/11
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I might have to buy one of those...


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Hi Tom,

We have one we are testing that is made of Nylon. The pocket portion is still leather, but the upper and lower straps are nylon embossed with mossy Oak break up pattern.

Hi Safariman, the sling can be used in that manner, you'll just need to use the last adjustment holes on the top strap and loop it high up on the arm so it doesn't slip.

You can get them on of our site. www.pronghornsling.com. The brown Leather retails for $46.95 and the tan Leather sells for $44.95 plus S&H.

Exbiologist, Tom and Safari, Give it a try. If it doesn't help you shoot better, we'll refund your money.

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Looks like a great idea. I'll be purchasing one before the season comes in.

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Originally Posted by ingwe
Dats actually a good idea........


What I meant was actually a good idea was the tactical sling..maybe a 1-pt design of some kind......


( your original sling looks good too..... wink )


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Gunsite Precision Long Range Rifle Instructor Mike Moore has used one and is taking it on his New Mexico Elk hunt next month.

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Amazing what rednecks can come up with. Lol. I'm from LA so I can rib you guys a bit. Great looking sling. Will definitely have to try one once I get back on my feet and have some cash to play with.


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Not to rain on the parade, but it's not that unique or new if you compare it to the Safari Ching Sling. A nylon version would be useful though.

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Hi dj,

Good point and The Safari is a good design, but there are some pretty significant differences.

The Safari is made with 2 straps starting at the top of the sling and running it's entire length. The arm pocket is adjusted by moving a piece of leather up and down it's length between these 2 straps. This piece of leather has a hole in each end and slides over metal studs to secure it to the 2 straps.

The Pronghorn is a single strap design just like a conventional sling and carries like one. The arm pocket is integrated into the design, so there are no studs used or holes to become worn and enlarged after a period of use.

We believe our design is simpler, carries better and is more robust, as all of our parts are sewn or screwed in place so there is less risk of something coming undone or being lost in the field.

Regards,

Pronghorn Sling

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Simple and robust are never a bad move.

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Received this email today from Mike Moore, who is a former SWAT Sniper and Gunsite Precision Long Range Instructor.

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He has been testing the Pronghorn for us over the last month. Here are his thoughts on the sling.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 2:47 PM
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Will,

I spent yesterday afternoon shooting with your sling. "I love it!" As you
know I do rifle instruction at Gunsite and here in Arnaudville. We are
stressing being able to shoot a rifle making first round hits to vital zone
areas under real field conditions. This means no benches etc. The sling is a
great way to enhance our skills and our "body support". Most slings are
simply carry straps that can be used as "hasty" slings, but they are slow
and also put relatively equal pressure to the rear part of the rifle as well
as the front, causing conflict. Military style slings alleviate this and
work great but are somewhat complicated (very few people understand how to
use one correctly) and are very slow. The Safari Ching Sling solves some of
these problems, but also has multiple straps to hang up on things. They are
also somewhat difficult to adjust. They are pricey too.

The Pronghorn looks good, carries good and is fast to get into. The loop
remains open allowing my arm to enter easily. Once locked into position, it
is a great supplemental support.

I will be using it this October in a general rifle class at Gunsite, a Mule
deer hunt and an elk hunt in AZ and a Hunter Prep course here in Arnaudville
in December.

Take care Buddy,

Mike


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Hi All,

For the Folks from N.E. Louisiana.

Riverside Sling Co. & JWJ Outdoors will be in Monroe, La. at Tyner-Petrus Outdoors Friday for the Tax free Hunting Holiday.

Stop by and say hello if you get a chance!

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What do these slings weigh?
Any thoughts to offering a discount to Campfire Members ?


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Hi bcraig,

They weigh 8 oz. that includes the bag we ship them in.

I had originally hoped to be able to sell the Pronghorn for $39.99 ea. but with having them made in the U.S.A vs. overseas and using the Talon Sling swivel, we are just about at the lick log with our current pricing.

Thanks for your interest, hope you will give one a try.

Regards.

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Got one ordered. Will use on my Idaho safari this fall and report back....

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Every A-Bolt should have one. Beautiful!

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