Originally Posted by skires
There was a sling epic recently. That's probably what Shaun was talking about. Some guy seemed very keen on being able to unclip the sling from his rifle.
So ( WFTF and BFTA ) ... if you had a sling attached to a handstop at the front ... and you clipped the other end to an arm band around your bicep for kneelers ... you could unclip the extreme end from your arm band and then clip it to an attachment point under the butt whilst you shot the freestyle/standers ... so it wasn't dangling from the front ... or save having it hung over the butt area. It would be attached at all times to the rifle?
Yup - if you start the competition with it attached, you end the competition with it attached. If it isn't attached at the start you can't add it on later.
How you deal with that is down to you, but what you can't do is have a sling in your bag and then add it to the rifle for standing / kneeling shots and put it back in the bag for the sitting shots.
Basically - if you want the advantage of using a sling for the positionals, you have the disadvantage of it getting in the way for the sitting shots. It's a Ying Yang type thang
You can clip and unclip it from your bicep, but one end stays on the gun throughout.