||Lance Homman - aka - Cdog911
Earlier today, I finally received my new Outlaw sling from Timber Butte Outdoors and have to say that
if you fancy a hefty rifle like mine, this sling is a lot more comfortable than the conventional
I'm not hunting these days, but took these pics to show the fit, front and back. My rifle totes at a sweet
12 pounds and change, so it's a bit heavier than most guys like. Personally, I prefer a gun that sits
solid in the sticks and since I tote a 25-30 pound mail satchel for about a dozen miles a day, the weight
isn't an issue with me.
The beauty of this sling is its ergonomic fit centering the weight of the rifle between your shoulders
and above your hips. The weight is distributed evenly across both shoulders, although I don't doubt
that the sling could be worn as easily over one shoulder.
If you do a lot of walking, or hunt uneven terrain and the rifle slipping off your shoulder repeatedly is
an issue, this might be worth taking a look.
I know, from personal experience, that there have been a number of times when I have knelt down to
look at a track or something else on the ground, to go low to avoid being seen, or to crawl under a
fence and, because of the way I turned to get down, have had my rifle slip off my shoulder and hit the
ground before I could catch it. I have nearly $1500 in that rifle and really don't want to see it banged up
if not absolutely necessary, and I can't think of a time it would be necessary.
In the case of this particular sling, I advised Gary when I ordered it that I was going to miss the shell
holders on my old sling (4 of them), and he was nice enough to set me up with holders on this one. I
am sure that for a nominal fee, he'd set you up as well.
I'll repost here with TBO web addy after Gary, the owner, has posted a link for MPH at his site, so if
interested, check back.
Also, be glad to post any close ups of particular features of this sling if you need more than these two
Alright boys,... let's CONSERVATE!!!