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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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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 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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Big Ken said:
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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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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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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mauser06 said:
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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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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im not getting into that argument John...lol..but, it does effect the harmonics of the barrel..

explain why free floating a stock typically always improves accuracy??? why does anyone that knows squat about shooting NEVER put their BARREL on the bags or shoot with their barrel touching anything?

the band itself may not effect it much..but, put pressure on the sling while you shoot, and it just might throw that bullet a bit..were not talking feet..most guys wouldnt notice the difference im sure...especially most guys shooting a pump gun "as they arent accurate guns" as weve been told...


your 270 bullets will fit inside my 308 and 358 cal holes...but thats because after my group, theres a nice cloverleaf hole in my target for you to aim at


the 308 BDL i snagged looks PROMISING..the whelen needs a little more work but shots under an inch..i shot a clover leaf at 50yds with the bdl with open sights and junk powerpoints...cant wait to get a scope on her and work up a load...just dont know when i'll get around to it..not in a hurry to buy a scope as im carrying the whelen this year..atleast till it kills a buck or bear..havent decided what i wanna do for a scope..could put a 3.5-10 VX III on it...or, could put a red dot or holo site on the whelen and put the 2.5-8 VX III on the 308...the whelen will mainly be for bear..so the holo or red dot might be nice..though, if im walkin the mountain and look across to the other side, i wanna be able to crush the bear i see...and on 2.5x i have no trouble swingin and making hits...so i dont know yet..and the press is at home...i wont be home till right before bear season as its looking right now..so the 308 wont get loaded for till after flintlock season or so...


but like i said, its a personal thing..to each their own...im just not a fan of them..hate them with a passion..almost as bad as see through rings..lol...
 
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