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I believe a carry sling on the SU series carbines is contrary to its design.

The backpack scabbard is perfect for the SU carbines. I have the Eberlestock backpacks and I have modified their scabbards to take advantage of the SU carbine's size and weight.

I also think a bicycle messenger bag functions well in regards to my view of the SU16C...the concealed carry carbine.

Check out my video on modifying the Eberlestock rifle scabbard.

I do wish I had a sling stud on my foregrip, but not for carry, but to accomodate a GI shooter's sling. If you are not familiar with the shooter's sling, I highly recommend attending a very affordable, two-day Project Appleseed marksmanship clinic.
 

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Edge; The gun works best with a side mounted Sling in Cross Body Carry with the muzzle down. The gun weighs around 6 lbs with the Sling, a Red Dot and two loaded mags in the buttstock.

This carry position is the fastest way to get the gun into action if needed. If that is not needed then Cross Back with the muzzle up works well for transport. Mounting the sling on the side of the gun makes it lay flat against your body so a longer mag isn't poking you constantly. Especially true with AR's carried this way.

I also have an Eberlestock Back Pack with the scabbard and if you were having to put in miles, with little threat of needing quick deployment, it would be a great way to transport the gun as well as enough stuff to make you comfortable for a longer period of time.

You could also fold the gun in half and put it in a 3 Day Back Pack for use in a Bug Out Scenario. LAPG has nice ones on sale right now for $24.95 and I have one and they are an excellent product. http://www.lapolicegear.com/diplomat-3-day-backpack1.html

Lots of ways to pack these things around and it pretty comes down to what a guy can live with hanging off his body. I don't think you can go too wrong with any of them.

Here's pics on my sling mounted on my SU16CA and pics of my AR using the same style sling hung on the front and back of me. Please disregard the image of ME my self and concentrate on the gun. They are made from 1.5" nylon webbing similar to TDU belt material and work really well as they spread the weight of the gun out over a larger area.

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That looks like a great setup for a carry sling. But what I really want is a centered, foregrip sling stud to use a GI loop sling as a shorter's aid.

I would like to get my SU16C Appleseed Qualification Test score to equal what I get on my 10/22 carbine. I think sling support will get me there and get me on par with the AR15's on the known distance courses.

I would really like to add a forward sling stud to my SU16C's bipod foregrip so as to use a GI loop sling.

I am thinking to mount a split picattiny rail, half on one side, half on the other of the bipod. So that when the two clamshell haves are together, I could mount a picattiny sling stud.

As far as I know, a split rail is not to be found. I could split it myself, but I will need one that has the mounting holes on the left and right edges, not the center.

Anyone see any picattiny rails like this?
 

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Edge:: If you look at my rifle it has the Kel-Tec M4 fore end. That fore end has a rail on the bottom which you could attach a sling swivel onto fairly easily.

However slinging this rifle in the classic method for target shooting might not work out too well. The gun is basically made of plastic, and it would be very easy to flex it different ways every shot using the sling in the conventional manner. This would not help accuracy at all.

Bigger Rifles like Garands and M1A's don't flex, and even AR's which have Metal Receivers (except for mine ) don't flex that much. Just hold your SU16 up and try to twist it or bend it side to side or in half. It really will flex.

My Sling can be used in the cross body carry position from the prone position and get more than enough steadiness to shoot accurately. In fact if the sling is adjusted properly when you come up from the ready position to the firing position when standing, kneeling or sitting, there should be tension on the sling, just as there would be with a GI Sling.

You just can't over do it with these guns as they do flex. Mine is a CA not a C, and the C is even more flexy because of the lightweight folding stock.

C's usually get slung with a single point attachment at the pivot point of the stock.

I hear what you are trying to do and there may be a solution that works for you but I really think you should be looking at a different gun for this specific task.

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I have successfully attached a loop sling to the foregrip using a velcro strap. Very crude and a bit troublesome to keep in place, but good enough to shoot Rifleman score on AQT. The loads are minor when the sling is properly tensioner... Snug, not tight. Plus the load is a compression load so in my sketchy setup, the SU16 was not tweaked off target.

I considered the Red Lion foregrip, but I really like the feel and weight advantage of the stock.

I am thinking I may come up with a way to support a sling swivel from within the foregrip.
 
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