It worked well, but I never really understood it until years later. The turner got me through the early part of my marksmanship blogging years, and a few classes focused on traditional positions, but I’ve moved on to newer and more intuitive designs. Used correctly, the shooting sling is somewhat uncomfortable.
However, that’s a necessary tradeoff since the tighter you get the lockup, the better your precision becomes. To a point at least, which I’ll get to. As an example of its benefits, I’m usually a 2-3 MOA shooter from the sitting while using a sling and 5-6 MOA without it.
So what is a Shooting Sling? Shooting slings, as opposed to tactical slings, primarily deliver more stability. In contrast, the tactical sling is primarily a method of supporting the rifle for carriage. The foundation of all rifle positions is adopting good bone-on-bone contact and relaxing the muscles.
Ideally, there’s no muscle involved in supporting the weapon whatsoever. Without a sling, however, there is always a weak link with the supporting arm. Here’s an example: rest your supporting elbow on a flat surface like your knee or a table. Bend your elbow up as if you were supporting a rifle.
Or, hey, just go ahead and grab a rifle to practice this. The supporting hand, elbow, and shoulder form the points of a triangle. The trouble is that this triangle only has two sides. If you relax the bicep holding the two sides of the triangle, gravity will do its thing and your hand falls.
A shooting sling closes the open triangle by connecting the front of the rifle to the top of the arm. This way, muscle is not required to support the rifle. You relax into the position and the rifle stays in position. Sling LengthThe amount of length needed for the shooting loop is different for each shooting position.
This enables it to collect more light and makes it a great choice for shooting over 1000 yards away. Like the last scope, this choice also has an illuminated reticle to let you take advantage of its excellent visibility in any type of light environment.
The scope also comes with an excellent, aircraft-grade aluminum body that keeps its overall weight down and its durability of. Furthermore, the scope has a matte black finish. This is great for any long-distance stealth hunter, as it will prevent the sun from glaring on the surface of your optic and alerting your target to your presence.
Another great aspect that makes this ideal for long-range shooting is its turrets’ ability to “zero-stop,” resetting once you need to bring your windage and elevation aspects back to normal. This allows you to better compensate for either variable when you are taking distant shots and lets you move around rapidly without having to take lots of setup time in between each shot.
Has excellent windage and elevation turrets Lenses are made with excellent quality Made with lightweight but durable aluminum Has matte black finishMuch too expensive for beginners Some long-range scopes can zoom in a bit moreWhile it’s not the farthest range scope on the market, it does a great job of balancing agility and long-range functionality.