Sling with SU 22

Discussion in 'SU-22' started by manonfire1007, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. manonfire1007

    manonfire1007 New Member

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    Mar 25, 2005
    Hey,
    I have the KT sling for my su-16, which attaches via the rod near where the bipod folds. since the su-22 has no such thing, how the devil do you attach the sling?
    :-/
     
  2. TriggerlockSLC

    TriggerlockSLC New Member

    26
    Nov 17, 2008
    Baling wire or duct tape. If you choose duct tape, get black. Its way more tactical!
     

  3. Liberty4Ever

    Liberty4Ever Moderator Supporter

    May 19, 2006
    Lexington KY
    I put an AR 6-position collapsible butt stock on my SU-16, and it had a nice attachment point for a sling just below the butt plate, but there was no sling stud on the bi-pod forend. I tied a piece of black nylon paratrooper cord into a small circle and made a girth hitch around the barrel just in front of the forend. From an accuracy perspective, that's far from ideal, but it does allow a sling attachment point. I've used the girth hitch loop method to secure the sling on my Mossberg 590 12 gauge when it was so equipped.

    I moved the Charlie stock from the SU-16C when I made it an SU-16E, and the Charlie stock is now on my SU-22C which I bought as an SU-22CA. The SU-22C still has the polymer forend that Kel-Tec supplied as original equipment, so I'll probably put a girth hitch loop through a pair of vent holes in the forend, although it's not a free floating forend so a sling pulling on the forend will pull on the barrel, but it probably won't be quite as bad.

    The question for me is where I'll attach the sling to the folding Charlie butt stock. There's no way for me to figure that out until I have the sling in hand and I can start playing with it. I'll probably try several options before I find the one that works best for me. I have an ongoing thread in the SU-22 forum, and I'll post what works best for me in that thread that documents all the fun I'm having modifying my SU-22.

    I'm thinking of getting the black Claw sling from Quake Industries. It's a little heavy for the lightweight SU-22C survival rifle I'm trying to create, but any good sling is almost as heavy and I don't want a light but not very useful cheap nylon sling.

    http://quakeinc.com/sling8.html
     
  4. manonfire1007

    manonfire1007 New Member

    232
    Mar 25, 2005
    Called Kel-tec and they let me know that there is a special 6$ attachment stud for use with the compact forend. Yes, it could have been a bit clearer on the website, but hey, the sling system is pretty well designed. no complaints.
     
  5. Liberty4Ever

    Liberty4Ever Moderator Supporter

    May 19, 2006
    Lexington KY
    I knew about the forend sling stud, but I don't have one. I need to remember to put one in my next Kel-Tec parts order.

    They didn't say anything about attaching a sling to a Charlie stock, did they? :)
     
  6. manonfire1007

    manonfire1007 New Member

    232
    Mar 25, 2005
    it does not attach to the extended portion of the stock, you are able to choose which screw on the main body to attach to. I now have this on my su-16C and will soon on the su-22C
     
  7. Liberty4Ever

    Liberty4Ever Moderator Supporter

    May 19, 2006
    Lexington KY
    got pictures?
     
  8. patrat

    patrat New Member

    80
    Jul 22, 2009
    So the sling can be attached? I think this gun would be neat for an Appleseed event, maybe upsetting the 10/22 as the default gun.
     
  9. Drogum

    Drogum New Member

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    Jun 3, 2012
    Atlanta
    I'd like to see some pics too - how did you mount it to the bolts/screws on the main stock? its been 2 years since this post - does anyone know of some other sling solutions for the su-22c?