January
S M T W T F S
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Who's Online Now
8 members (Ian Forrester, MattH, graybeardtmm3, journeymen, 2 invisible), 86 guests, and 6 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums10
Topics36,545
Posts513,200
Members14,124
Most Online462
Aug 5th, 2016
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 3,857
Likes: 38
Sidelock
**
Offline
Sidelock
**

Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 3,857
Likes: 38
tmc, that sounds a lot like much of our quail hunting here in the Texas Panhandle. Sometimes miles between coveys these days.


Everybody Is ignorant, only on different subjects. —Will Rogers
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 888
Likes: 7
Sidelock
**
Offline
Sidelock
**

Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 888
Likes: 7
In countries that have serious hunter education and exams, and that includes Sweden, the suggestion when slings ar used is for the gun to be OPEN and slung on the shoulder with the barrels pointing down.

Generally speaking slings are used where and when there is more carrying than shooting, especially when dogs are used and the hunter will have to deal with his dogs a lot, like in hare hunting. It is also easier to carry game if the gun is slung. On the continent there is a lot of walking when hunting and very little static driven shooting.

Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,903
Likes: 26
Sidelock
**
Offline
Sidelock
**

Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,903
Likes: 26
I hunted in Germany over a 10 year period and cultivated the habit of generally carrying the gun with the sling over my right shoulder barrels up, in front. I usually had my right arm over the sling in a manner that I could control the muzzle( in wet weather I did the same, except usually had a glove covering the muzzle and the scope and action under my un buttoned jacket/mantel ). During drive hunts, when actually hunting "in line" carried it in my hands, but when walking from drive to drive carried it broken open( unloaded) barrels up slung over my right shoulder as described above.
The sponsor of large drives fed the hunters and drivers after the hunts were over. At these events, a "court" was held and anyone violating safety rules were punished( from being required to take a drink through the barrels of his gun to being "invited to never return". In all that time I was never called to court.
Mike

Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 622
Likes: 11
Sidelock
**
Offline
Sidelock
**

Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 622
Likes: 11
I like slings on my shotguns, invaluable waterfowl hunting as there is no place to set a shotgun down. Very many places there are long walks through farm yards, through parking lots, away from places until you are beyond safety zones and long walks back with a limit of birds. Carrying muzzle down on the left shoulder with my left hand on the forend, ust a quick twist and the sling is off the shoulder and the shotgun can be swung up to shooting position.

I have a woven one that came with one of my drillings and another leather and cloth one that I bought in the Franconia store in Germany that fit Euro width sling swivels.


After the first shot the rest are just noise.
Page 2 of 2 1 2

Link Copied to Clipboard

doublegunshop.com home | Welcome | Sponsors & Advertisers | DoubleGun Rack | Doublegun Book Rack

Order or request info | Other Useful Information

Updated every minute of everyday!


Copyright (c) 1993 - 2021 doublegunshop.com. All rights reserved. doublegunshop.com - Bloomfield, NY 14469. USA These materials are provided by doublegunshop.com as a service to its customers and may be used for informational purposes only. doublegunshop.com assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in these materials. THESE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT-ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. doublegunshop.com further does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these materials. doublegunshop.com shall not be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, which may result from the use of these materials. doublegunshop.com may make changes to these materials, or to the products described therein, at any time without notice. doublegunshop.com makes no commitment to update the information contained herein. This is a public un-moderated forum participate at your own risk.

Note: The posting of Copyrighted material on this forum is prohibited without prior written consent of the Copyright holder. For specifics on Copyright Law and restrictions refer to: http://www.copyright.gov/laws/ - doublegunshop.com will not monitor nor will they be held liable for copyright violations presented on the BBS which is an open and un-moderated public forum.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5
(Release build 20201027)
Responsive Width:

PHP: 7.0.33-0+deb9u11+hw1 Page Time: 0.031s Queries: 23 (0.011s) Memory: 0.8112 MB (Peak: 1.8992 MB) Data Comp: Off Server Time: 2022-01-18 17:22:16 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS