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Flush Cups and Cuff Slings

16 Sep 2018
@ 10:44 pm (GMT)

Iain

I have struggled with using the ordinary carry sling as a shooting aid. When I apply enough tension for things start to feel better, I am loading quite a strong twisting force into the rifle, which I am not keen on.

It occurred to me that a flush cup on the side of the forend (or on the bottom ?) and a cuff sling might be rather helpful for stability and avoid, or at least reduce, the twisting force that I seem to be creating.

Has anyone tried this ?

Any comments on flush cups on the side for general carrying ?

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17 Sep 2018
@ 07:58 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Flush Cups and Cuff Slings
Hi Iain, yes this works. I had a video showing this in use but we had to take the video down because the business selling the stocks collapsed (shareholders bailed) and has been going through a business rebuild this last year. The business is now almost back to life again, close to the finish line.

I wrote about basic side mounts in the book series. Even with the plastic stocked Tikka, this can help alleviate some (but not all) issues. A mikes nut and bolt type mount can make all the difference, epoxied in place.

17 Sep 2018
@ 03:16 pm (GMT)

Iain Kemp

Re: Flush Cups and Cuff Slings
Thanks Nathan. Looks like book number is about to be ordered.

Am I correct in thinking that this will be covered in the Practical Guide to Long Range Hunting Rifles ?

Also looks like one of those wide shooting slings would make a very comfortable carry sling, particularly for a bloke who just been influenced to increase the weight of his (hopefully) LR capable 308.
17 Sep 2018
@ 07:03 pm (GMT)

Chris Murphy

Re: Flush Cups and Cuff Slings
Hello again Iain. yes the side mounted sling does help elevate twist torque with sling tension and can be mounted to the shitty plastic factory stock. they also make the rifle more comfortable to carry
17 Sep 2018
@ 09:44 pm (GMT)

Iain

Re: Flush Cups and Cuff Slings
Thanks Chris. Is there any point putting one on the side of the butt -maybe for easier carrying ? Or do you think the usual attachment point is good enough at that end, given that the cuff sling puts no pressure on the rear attachment.
18 Sep 2018
@ 06:34 am (GMT)

Chris Murphy

Re: Flush Cups and Cuff Slings
Yes side of the but is a good idea as this will aid in carrying mount it a couple inches further forward or put two on the further forward the more balanced it will be carrying same with the fore end
18 Sep 2018
@ 09:21 am (GMT)

Iain

Re: Flush Cups and Cuff Slings
Thanks Chris
18 Sep 2018
@ 10:36 pm (GMT)

Alvaro Piqueras

Re: Flush Cups and Cuff Slings
Quote:
Hi Iain, yes this works. I had a video showing this in use but we had to take the video down because the business selling the stocks collapsed (shareholders bailed) and has been going through a business rebuild this last year. The business is now almost back to life again, close to the finish line.

I wrote about basic side mounts in the book series. Even with the plastic stocked Tikka, this can help alleviate some (but not all) issues. A mikes nut and bolt type mount can make all the difference, epoxied in place.



Hi Nathan!

This business is “Precision Platforms”?

If not, any new regarding this stocks? They looked nice!

Cheers!
19 Sep 2018
@ 07:17 am (GMT)

Hamish Gibbs

Re: Flush Cups and Cuff Slings
Is Clive still Wanganui based?
19 Sep 2018
@ 08:48 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Flush Cups and Cuff Slings
Hi Guys, yes and yes. It has been a long hard haul for him.
22 Sep 2018
@ 09:12 pm (GMT)

Ben Law

Re: Flush Cups and Cuff Slings
the side mounted flush cups seem like a good idea.

those precision platforms stocks are a really nice shape. unfortunate they aren't up and going and offering the laminate version for a few different rifles.
22 Sep 2018
@ 09:52 pm (GMT)

Hamish Gibbs

Re: Flush Cups and Cuff Slings
While speaking with Clive of PP a while back at the Sika show I remember him saying there were flush cups and attachments that were good and others not so good, at least concerning fit to the PP stocks. Hopefully we will hear from him in the near future when he is up and running again. Until then can anyone elaborate on this?
 

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