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Same here, although I have a couple slings similar to the one preferred by the author, and some Magpul slings because some applications require different solutions.I'm a big fan of BFG Vickers slings. Especially the padded ones on shotguns. If I'm honest though the Magpul MS-1 and MS-3 on QD mounts are real hard to beat on ARs and AR pistols.
Thanks for the info. My Colt is not a lightweight rifle for sure. It's not the heaviest AR I've ever had but it's not the lightest either so something to distribute the weight of it would be definitely be high on my list as far as slings.^ Great to get another peek at that piece of gear. I think I'll likely by one, too. I'm really starting to become a sling collector.
@ghosttwofive , the neck thing bothers me, too, with various slings. My current favorite is the TAB Gear Carbine Sling, but it hits me just wrong where the two pieces join, and gets me right at the neck. Usually for carbine classes I wear a collared shirt for this very purpose, but otherwise I've been really happy with the PIG Universal Sling Pad, which buffers that area just right. I don't sling the gun every day, but it's held up very well through the last few years' worth of carbine classes (my classes usually last two days, if not three).
The BFG padded is a very nice piece of kit, and I really do like how it helps distribute weight. I have it on my rather porky LMT - https://www.thearmorylife.com/forum/threads/lets-see-your-ar-setups.258/page-5#post-4862