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Posted: 9/30/2020 12:10:16 PM EST
I'm finally adding a sling to my old school A2 rifle, and was looking at one of the Larue padded slings that have QD swivels on each end.  I see that the QD swivel on the rear of the sling can be removed so in theory I could feed it through the existing A2 sling loop, but having never tried this, would it work okay in a 2-point sling role?  I've also seen these contraptions that go through the existing sling loop and around the side, to convert the sling to a side mount (not sure what they are called?).

Thoughts?
Link Posted: 9/30/2020 12:30:49 PM EST
Without modifying the A2 stock, I've gone the IDF route before where you tie 550 cord around the stock and through the bottom sling mount, then in the 550 cord you make a smaller loop at the top where you attach your sling.  Helps it balance down when carrying at the ready.

Mine looked better than this though.

Link Posted: 9/30/2020 12:38:54 PM EST
http://www.spectergear.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=004

I use this one. Seems to work well once you figure it out.
Link Posted: 9/30/2020 1:00:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RotorWash109:
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That's what I prefer on an A2 stock, as well. (I have four of them.)

Back in ancient history, when I was an Infantryman humping an A2 (30 years ago), I used a padded M60 sling, with the front through the FSB and the rear looped through the bottom sling swivel and around the stock, with the keeper pulled tight against the stock body.
Link Posted: 9/30/2020 1:02:07 PM EST
I never understood the AR platform sling mounts, holding it upside down unless slung on shoulder.
Link Posted: 9/30/2020 1:17:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2020 1:17:29 PM EST by flgfish]
I'd think something like this would be a great flexible option:
Proctor WOTG sling
Link Posted: 9/30/2020 1:29:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RotorWash109:
http://www.spectergear.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=004

I use this one. Seems to work well once you figure it out.
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I have this with the additional buttstock mag pouch
Link Posted: 9/30/2020 2:51:23 PM EST
Ive got a couple of these https://www.troyind.com/products/m16a4-sling-mount-blk-0  only downside to them is that they add about 1/4-3/8" to the LOP
Link Posted: 9/30/2020 3:26:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2020 3:28:57 PM EST by wildearp]
Tactical Tailor used to make a nylon/velcro part that wraps around the stock and attaches to the butt.  I am pretty sure I have a couple in my nylon junk bag.   I see they no longer make it.  I probably have the entire sling.


Link Posted: 9/30/2020 9:02:48 PM EST
After digging around some more, I found out about the Blue Force Gear Buttstock adapter, so I'm going to give that a go.  Thanks guys.
Link Posted: 11/29/2020 8:59:38 AM EST
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After digging around some more, I found out about the Blue Force Gear Buttstock adapter, so I'm going to give that a go.  Thanks guys.
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This is what I normally recommend.  Good buy!

Link Posted: 11/30/2020 8:54:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/30/2020 8:57:22 AM EST by ARgonot]
Noveske Flush Mount

Here's a link showing another option. I've tried both and never had any issues with either product.
Link Posted: 1/2/2021 11:22:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/2/2021 11:31:50 PM EST by jeepinbanditrider]
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Originally Posted By BlaineBug:
I never understood the AR platform sling mounts, holding it upside down unless slung on shoulder.
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Don't forget how old this platform is overall.  Things tend to move/change slowly in the military many times.  Slings weren't regularly used in the manner we use them today until relatively recently.  Yeah we had people making their own solutions and some groups getting special equipment but for the most part big Army and the Marine Corps just used slings to carry rifles around on your shoulder when not in use.
Link Posted: 1/3/2021 9:09:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By billclo:
After digging around some more, I found out about the Blue Force Gear Buttstock adapter, so I'm going to give that a go. Thanks guys.
How are you hooking to the FSB

Link Posted: 1/3/2021 3:18:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BlaineBug:
I never understood the AR platform sling mounts, holding it upside down unless slung on shoulder.
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The mounts on the bottom of the stock and FSB are parade mounts. Useless for anything.
Link Posted: 1/5/2021 11:42:35 AM EST
I just bought the GG&G plate adapter with a side swivel in the front.
Link Posted: 1/5/2021 10:21:36 PM EST
Are you opposed to modifying the stock?
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