I bit the bullet and went for some sling studs to replace the Parker Hale Sling loops that were originally fitted to my recently overhauled .270
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I went for a front stud with a nut rather than rely on the wood only security of a short screw in one
This required an inlet hole to be drilled and the round nut to be tapped in. Much more secure and if I do use a bipod less stress on the wood.
Look like this:
butt stud is a screw in as normal
Just need to get a decent strip of leather to do it justice now!