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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Gamemaster Sling Location

Alright guys...
I have an old but clean Remington Gamemaster 760. I have a good load developed, and it shoots with the best of them. Am I doing any damage by using a sling that is on the forend cap? My friend has his sling attached to the barrel of his 7600. It looks like the famous Benoit Brothers use both. Does the barrel sling affect accuracy?
So, which is lesser of two evils?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 09:49 AM
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Re: Gamemaster Sling Location

No effect on accuracy.....I have always favored putting my front sling swivel on the end of the forend cap, although the factory started suggesting using the barrel band swivel mount on later Remington 760's..I guess the forend tube is not as sturdy on the later models and if you were to (for example) crawl throught brush, with the rifle slung to your back, and the barrel got caught, you could bend the tube and ruin the "pumping" characteristics of the rifle.
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I prefer the barrel clamp.
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Re: Gamemaster Sling Location

I have a clamp on my 6 and on the cap of my 760. Don't really care for either setup. The metal at the end of the sling always seems to want to rub on the cap.

The other problem I find with the band is that the distance between the sling attachment points is too long. Most slings will be so tight loosened all the way you can't get it over you shoulder with a T-shirt on.

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Re: Gamemaster Sling Location

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I have always favored putting my front sling swivel on the end of the forend cap, although the factory started suggesting using the barrel band swivel mount on later Remington 760's..I guess the forend tube is not as sturdy on the later models and if you were to (for example)
I think it's because on later 760's, like mine purchased in 1981, these is no forend stud. Just a recessed screw in the front of the pump. The tube no longer protruded all the way through the pump.

I have a barrel band on mine, and it is fine. Plenty of sling to mount over the shoulder.
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Re: Gamemaster Sling Location

All of mine are on the forend cap and seem to work well for me.
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i HATE barrel bands...1, it damages the bluing...i made sure my 760 BDL didnt have one before i bought it...2, any pressure on the barrel does effect the harmonics and accuracy of the bullet.

its a personal thing...i just dislike barrel bands..on any rifle.


get yerself a barrel band and some see through scope mounts and a crappy scope and you got yerself the ultimate "pa brush gun"


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Re: Gamemaster Sling Location

Does the barrel sling affect accuracy?

No it does not. I have a barrel sling on my Winchester Model 70 30-06. Keeps the barrel low & out of the brush when slung on your shoulder.
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any pressure on the barrel does effect the harmonics and accuracy of the bullet.
so what is the effect of my sling on my rifle? Shot in just fine at 100 yds. I'll put it up against yours any day.

In fact, isn't yours a 35 cal? I'll put my 270 bullets through the same holes as your 35, you'll never even know I shot!!
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Re: Gamemaster Sling Location

My sling is on the end cap, so I don't know for sure if what I'm about to say is true or not, never tried it.
I would think that if you used your sling to help your hold, by wrapping it around your arm, thus putting pressure on the barrel, it would change the point of impact. The barrel band itself shouldn't affect point of of impact as long as the rife was sighted in with it in place.

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