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Posted: 10/29/2004 12:45:52 PM EST
I recently read that the Marines use a different sling than the Army does. The sling that the Marines use is supposed to be different in that it is possible to use it as a loop sling to aid in shooting more accurately. My question is won't the sling pressure cause the point of impact to move? I would assume that the Marines don't have free float tubes on their M16's.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:03:30 PM EST
Yes, the sling is different and is a loop sling used for longer range, more stable and more accurate shooting. It is same as any other part of the shooting process like, stock weld, trigger control, breath control, etc.

Hope this helps. If you have any other questions...
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:49:18 PM EST
Thanks for the reply TeuffelHunden1775.
But what I want to know is how do the Marines deal with sling pressure causing the point of impact to move?
High Power target shooters use a free float tube so that a tight sling does not cause the POI to move.
Maybe the POI doesn't move enough to be a problem in combat?
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:01:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 5:02:48 PM EST by R-32]
We are talking about a regular issue M-16 sling?

I did not know that the Corps issued a different sling than my beloved ARMY...

Are we talking about the the Silent sling, and the older style GI adjustable sling but only in black?

And if not....

I must see pic's..
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:51:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 6:52:06 PM EST by Xer0]
The sling pressure does affect POI since it's not free floated. However, the steadier hold imparts "more" accuracy over free holding even with the slight barrel pressure. They aren't trying to get a .025 MOA at a range. They use the sling to get minute of a enemy, so the benefit of a tight sling accuracy overcomes the accuracy lost by the tight sling on the barrel.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:06:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 8:07:01 PM EST by FishKepr]

Originally Posted By Xer0:
The sling pressure does affect POI since it's not free floated. However, the steadier hold imparts "more" accuracy over free holding even with the slight barrel pressure. They aren't trying to get a .025 MOA at a range. They use the sling to get minute of a enemy, so the benefit of a tight sling accuracy overcomes the accuracy lost by the tight sling on the barrel.



Agreed. To put it simply...

Does sling tension effect POI? Yes. Does it effect it significantly? Not enough for this application.
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