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wondering what sling you guys and gals are running on your 30-30's

ive been looking for just a cheaper sling that i can put on my 336...

any suggestions?
 

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Anybody know if the guys from NY are going to offer those nice leather straps embossed with Marlins name?? ???
 

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A sling's not a sling unless it's leather. I don't put anything other than leather on my guns.
 
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I've just got a cheap-o (straight, non-padded) nylon sling (tan/brown) on my 336. I know it isn't much -- snazzy it ain't, but it is very similar (other than color) to the sling that I was issued on my M-16 (A1) back when I was in the Army in the '70s, before I was able to ditch the rifle entirely after I became gunner in my 81mm mortar crew. Yeah, I started out with a leather sling as a kid/teenager, but I got used to the plain ol' nylon web sling in the Army and am comfortable with it in all of its cheapness. Because it is so similar to the old stock military sling, I can use the marksmanship tricks that we were taught using the military version of it.

One thing you can say about cheap-o nylon web slings is that they are durable. And trouble free. Low maintainence. They may fray a little bit as they get older but even so they remain serviceable. They are practically impervious to weather, although they do absorb and hold on to some moisture while out in wet weather but then again so does leather. It doesn't crack or split.
 

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I use the strap off of a GI 2qt canteen pouch. I don't generally like to have a sling/strap dangling from the rifle while I'm in the thick woods. The clips on the strap means I can tote it in my back pocket and clip it on when I want it. I've been using them for lotsa years and use to rig my M16 up with one for tactical carry. I can pick them up at my local Army Surplus for $5 although one or two is all you really need.

For a nice, and true sling (vs. carrying strap), I would recommend Turner National Match Slings.
 

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I use Montana Leather slings on all of my Marlins (a total of 7 ...) as well. Couldn't be happier with them.

By the way, I'm from the 101st as well. 2nd Brigade 2/'67 to 12/'68. Vietnam 11/'67 to 12/'68 with
D-1/501 as XO and 3rd Platoon Leader.
 

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I hardly use them but my brother had one on a $1500 rifle and scope and the quick release (snap)came loose from the forearm end and it darn near hit the ground.So I would look for that and consider how the snaps rub the stock.
 

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I just installed a military type 1907 leather sling on my Marlin 336 .35 Remington. I can wrap it around my arm for a very steady off hand sight picture. Just like with my 1903 Springfield.
 

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I make my own Air gun
 
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