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#1   Dan Flood

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 04:35 PM

Thinking of changing to a finger sling. Looking for opinions.
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 05:05 PM

I gave up on finger slings about 8 years ago. I use one of the wrist slings that go around your wrist and then around the bow. I tried one and loved it and haven't liked a finger sling since.....doesn't even feel right anymore. If I didn't use what I use now I would go to a bow wrist sling or shoot nothing.

Mine is similar to this one but I use different hardware on it as it's old. When I needed a new one last year I just bought some cord and replaced the old.

http://www.lancaster...rist-sling.html
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:58 PM

Thinking of changing to a finger sling. Looking for opinions.


I like the finger sling. I make mine from para cord. I take the center strands out and use the sheath ( doubled over ) to fashion a loop to slip over my 2nd finger then fashion another loop ( sewn on both sides of the thumb area ) to slip over my thumb. When not shooting I can just let the sling hang on my finger until I want to use it. I sew the cord at three points to create the finger and thumb loops. There are no knots so the sling is very low profile and very comfortable. The best part is it is really CHEAP to make. The para cord sheath also makes great fishing weights.
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:16 PM

Thanks, Just have it in my head to give it a try.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:02 AM

I have used the wrist straps for all my years of shooting till last year. I have used the finger sling ever sense and really like it.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 07:51 PM

Yep, +1 for finger slings. I can't shoot anything else with the same confidence to just let the bow do what ever it wants.

I make mine out of cord, I had a few pictures up here somewhere I'm sure. I'll see if I can find them (but I'm pretty lazy).
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:46 PM

Just switched from a wrist to finger sling - much prefer it.
Here is a pic of what I'm making / using

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:37 AM

Just switched from a wrist to finger sling - much prefer it.
Here is a pic of what I'm making / using


Okay, nice, but how do you make it. I know it's supposed to be "easy", but since I'm no domestic diva and don't sew, I need instructions and lengths of cordage used.... :Batting Eyelashes:
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 08:07 AM

Fortunately all you need is a pair of scissors or knife and a lighter. No sewing needed.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:43 AM

Okay, nice, but how do you make it. I know it's supposed to be "easy", but since I'm no domestic diva and don't sew, I need instructions and lengths of cordage used.... :Batting Eyelashes:


Yeah, pretty simple. Here are some details
Use flat cord so it sits against your fingers
Use single wall heat shrink for the loops (as short as 1/4") - it is soft, fits the curve of your finger, and you can heat it till it is tight but still adjustable.
Use double wall heat shrink for the join (the kind with the glue on the inside) - 3/4 - 1"
Length of cord - try 20" total length to start. I like mine pretty tight (18 1/2) so the bow can't really go anywhere, but if its really short it's a bit more difficult to put on.
Think that covers it.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:51 AM

I like finger slings, but I tend to lose them so when I make one, I make ten. :D
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 08:21 PM

This is my reply from another similar thread:

I struggled for a long time to find a sling I was both comfortable and confident with. Most of them either feel like they're going to slip off, or are too bulky.

Years ago now, I was given a sling by a friend and instantly fell in love.







I've since made a replacement that is the correct length, so doesn't have a big knot in the middle.

The knots are just like d-loop knots:


Make it with a long enough section of cord to loop both sides then tie the loose end together.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 06:36 AM

Think I'll be making a few of these this weekend. TKS!
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