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How to wear the sling when wearing a smallpack/rucksack
« on: November 02, 2014, 20:45:26 »
Hi,

I've been using the issued sling in a two point configuration off the top of the stock and with paracord off the front sight, and I have very little complaints except for when I wear a ruck or smallpack. The sling gets pinned under the smallpack's shoulder straps and won't let me raise the rifle. As well, when I go prone I'm finding I have to unsling the rifle and wear the sling more or less like a necklace until I stand back up. I know a lot of this is just trial and error, but are there any ways around these issues that you have the more experienced members of this site have found?

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Re: How to wear the sling when wearing a smallpack/rucksack
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2014, 21:05:02 »
The solution you are looking for is a two point adjustable sling. Search for the Blue Force Gear Vickers sling.
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Re: How to wear the sling when wearing a smallpack/rucksack
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2014, 21:14:41 »
I've been looking at that for a while now, doesn't it require some kind of side sling mount for the front as well?

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Re: How to wear the sling when wearing a smallpack/rucksack
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2014, 08:36:04 »
Yes, to use it properly(on a C7/C8), you need something like this

http://www.cpgear.com/store/slgs/c7c8_forestock_attaching_strap.htm

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Re: How to wear the sling when wearing a smallpack/rucksack
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2014, 16:54:31 »
Thought so. I may just end up getting a rail sling mount and put it on the TRI-AD

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Re: How to wear the sling when wearing a smallpack/rucksack
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2014, 23:54:30 »
Never been an issue for me. C7/C8/AR15 all worked with the one VCAS.



I sadly do not have a picture of me with an actual work gun using equipped with a Vickers sling.
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Re: How to wear the sling when wearing a smallpack/rucksack
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2014, 00:45:22 »
So you just run it off the standard front sling swivel?

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Re: How to wear the sling when wearing a smallpack/rucksack
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2014, 11:12:59 »
That's what I have done and would try that first.

However let me qualify my answers with the following:
-I am a reservist.
-I don't have to carry my rucksack too far since I work in the mounted role more often than not.
-I use a 64 pattern ruck and try and stay away from the issued small pack for patrols as much as I can.
-I am a geardo/gear queer, but get away with it nowadays based on rank/role/history.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2014, 14:15:01 by NinerSix »
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Re: How to wear the sling when wearing a smallpack/rucksack
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2014, 13:35:47 »
Haha, well I'm a reservist and I'm Armoured Recce, so mounted most of the time as well, although a decent amount of dismounted recce patrols are also done. What's your opinion of the VTAC sling vs the VCAS? Only issue I see with the VCAS is the limited level of adjustability so if I really want to cinch it down I can't.

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Re: How to wear the sling when wearing a smallpack/rucksack
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2014, 14:18:51 »
I have a VTAC and it saw some light use on a previous rifle, but it never grew on me.
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Re: How to wear the sling when wearing a smallpack/rucksack
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2014, 14:52:49 »
Thanks. I'm still deciding but I think I might have to give the edge to the VCAS based on different peoples' recommendations.