Which My Sling-A-Ling Bow Sling (the original or the 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 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 one of the Riser Mounting Systems?
For both the original My Sling-A-Ling Bow Sling and the SLS Bow Sling you will need one of our three magnetic systems (Magnetic Wrist Sling, Sling Lock with Riser Mounting Kit, or Sling Lock Strap) to keep the sling locked safely out out of the way during the shot. The magnetic systems are sold separately.
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.
If you are still uncertain as to which Sling Lock mounting option to choose, we recommend our
My Sling-a-Ling Magnetic Paracord Bow Sling Universal Kit. It is an all-inclusive kit that contains a bow sling, a Sling Lock magnet plus all three mounting options, and a set of Pack Rats, all in one package. It will allow you to try all three to see which works best with your setup, and if you change bows, you will have everything you need to move your sling to your new setup.
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 SCS posts.
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.