Which My Sling-A-Ling Bow Sling (the original or the new SLS model) should I choose?
The original model will fit all bow brands/models and shooters of all shapes/sizes. If you shoot a Mathews bow that is equipped with their Silent Connect System (SCS) posts, then you might consider getting our SLS model, otherwise, we highly recommend our original model sling. It is lighter, quieter, has no moving parts, and is less expensive. Both are fully adjustable, but with its incorporated nylon strap near the bottom of the sling, the length of the SLS model can be adjusted slightly faster than the original model. Pro Tip: Rarely does anyone adjust the length. It's typically a "set it, and forget it" thing.
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.
The SLS Bow Sling 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, similar to how you would adjust a standard rifle sling.
Do I need to purchase any additional accessories?
No. Both the original and SLS Bow Sling Kits come with everything you need to carry your bow and then keep the sling locked safely out out of the way during the shot. Both of the kits also include a set of our Pack Rats to lock your bow sling to your back pack strap when you are on the move.
For the Sling Lock, which riser mounting system do you recommend, the Magnetic Wrist Sling, Sling Lock Hardware Kit, or Sling Lock Strap?
All three riser mounting options are included in the kits. The kit contains one Sling Lock magnet that can be used with each of the mounting systems. You choose which one is best for you and your setup.
If you typically use a wrist sling, we recommend our Magnetic Wrist Sling. It fits most 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 the Riser Mounting Hardware 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 using 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.
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 does work on all bow brands/models with split limbs. 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 rear of the upper riser (just below the limbs) and then slip the sling back through the paracord loop to secure it in place at the top. Next, pull the entire top section of the sling up through the top limbs. 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. The SLS sling will hang and carry just as if it was on the Mathews' SCS posts. There is a video in the Installation Videos & Tips section below that demonstrates this process.
Can I connect the original My Sling-a-Ling Bow Sling to the SCS Posts of my Mathews bow?
No, but you can connect it directly to the riser, just as you would on any other bow brand. If you want to connect to the SCS posts, you will need our SLS model.
Can I get a custom-color bow sling?
Please see the section above titled "Custom Paracord Color Options" for specific instructions on how to order a custom-colored sling.