Which My Sling-A-Ling Bow Sling (the original or the new SLS model) should I choose?
Both the original and new SLS bow slings will fit all bow brands/models. The original model weighs slightly less than the SLS version and comes in twenty-five standard color options. The new SLS model only comes standard in five color options, but with its incorporated nylon webbing system, length adjustments can be quickly and easily made on-the-fly. The upgraded SLS model is slightly more expensive than the original model.
Are the My Sling-A-Ling Bow Slings One Size Fits All?
Yes, both our original and new SLS bow slings are truly One Size Fits All. We have fit kids as young as 4-years of age and guys as tall as 6’ 11” and weighing nearly 400 lbs.
Is the My Sling-A-Ling Bow Sling adjustable?
The original My Sling-A-Ling Bow Sling is fully adjustable. It attaches to each end of the riser of your bow using paracord loops. Depending on which cutouts in the riser through which you insert the loops, and the number of times you wrap them around the riser dictates the length and angle of the sling.
Although the original My Sling-A-Ling Bow Sling is fully adjustable based on the way it is installed, if you plan to make frequent adjustments to the length of your bow sling, you may consider purchasing our new SLS Bow Sling. It has all the same great features as our original sling, but also has a nylon webbing section incorporated into the bottom of the sling which enables you to make quick, on-the-fly length adjustments. It was originally designed specifically for use with the Mathews SCS post system on their VXR bows, but it works great on all bow brands/models.
Do I need to purchase one of the Riser Mounting Systems?
The original My Sling-A-Ling Bow Sling comes with a glue-on magnet which can be adhered to any flat spot where you desire the sling to magnetically attach to your bow during the shot. It works fine for light-duty applications like target shooting in your backyard or at the local range, but for hunting or 3D events, we recommend using either our Magnetic Wrist Sling, Sling Lock, or Sling Lock Strap.
The SLS Bow Sling is slightly heavier than the original model requiring a stronger magnetic pull force to keep it safely locked out of the way during the shot. Therefore, it does not come with the glue-on magnet, so either the Magnetic Wrist Sling, Sling Lock, or Sling Lock Strap must be purchased for use with the SLS Bow Sling.
Which riser mounting system do you recommend, the Magnetic Wrist Sling, Sling Lock, or Sling Lock Strap?
All three riser mounting systems utilize the exact same magnet and have the same pull force.
If you typically use a wrist sling, we recommend our Magnetic Wrist Sling. It fits virtually all bows, keeps the sling streamlined alongside of the riser (in front of your quiver) during the shot, and keeps your bow set-up looking great with matching paracord on both the bow and wrist sling.
If you choose not to use the magnetic wrist sling, and if you either use a one-piece quiver, or shoot without a quiver, and have an empty lower quiver mounting hole in your bow’s riser (or any other cutout between 3/16” and 1” in diameter in the lower riser), we recommend using our Sling Lock with Lower Riser Mounting Kit. It comes with multiple sizes of fasteners to enable mounting to most bow brands/models.
We recommend the Sling Lock Strap for archers who do not like to use a wrist sling and who do not have a suitable hole/cutout in the lower riser of their bow to mount the Sling Lock. The hook-and-loop strap can be easily attached/removed with no tools and works on all bow brands/models.
For your bowfishing rig, we recommend purchasing our Sling Lock Strap. It can be mounted to the line jug on a bowfishing reel or to the lower riser of your bow and will lock the sling out of the way of the crank handle of your reel while retrieving your fish.
Note: Hoyt RX3 and RX4 owners who do not use a wrist sling should purchase the Sling Lock Strap. The riser stiffening bar on these models interfere with attaching the sling to the Sling Lock when mounted to the lower quiver mounting hole.
How can I use the SLS Bow Sling if my bow does not have the Mathews SCS post system?
Although our SLS Bow Sling was designed for use with the Mathews SCS post system, it works perfectly on all other bow brands/models. Simply unbuckle the nylon webbing strap at the bottom of the SLS Sling to separate the sling into two parts. Insert the loop at the top of the sling through a cutout in the upper riser and then slip the sling back through the paracord loop to secure it in place at the top. Repeat the same process with the bottom section of the sling connecting it to the bottom of the riser, and then buckle the sling back together.
Can I get a custom-color bow sling?
Yes, both the original and our new SLS bow slings can be special ordered in any one or two paracord colors. There is a $5.00 custom color charge for all custom order slings made from paracord colors we keep in stock. Custom orders requiring paracord not kept in stock will be charged a $5.00 custom color charge plus the cost to acquire the requested non-stock colors.
To place a special order from stock colors, simply select the “Custom Color” option in the “Color” drop-down box above and leave a detailed note with your color choices during checkout. Please call us at 802-448-2663 prior to ordering if you wish to order a custom sling made from non-stock paracord. The colors we keep in stock can be viewed in the Color Options section.