Picture of Paracord Rifle Sling

Back during your  Paracord Contest, I made myself a Paracord watch band from one of the Instructables using the weaving method. That got me to thinking. I needed a new sling for one of my deer rifles. Looking on the Internet there are some people out there making them, but the price is way out of my reach for something that I could make myself. Looking over all the Instructables that involve, watch bands and belts I had a pretty good Idea of what I wanted. I have made two of them so far…one in Desert Sand and the other Multi Camo Paracord. In this instructable I will use pictures taken form each of the builds.

Step 1:

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Equipment Needed:

100’ of Para cord (I used about 80’)

Needle nose pliers, or forceps, pic

Wood board, flat washers and some screws

Stiff wire


Swivels off your gun

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5STARGBLOOD1 month ago
I made one with the same basic idea but I used a cobra stitch /Solomon bar
crowe101 year ago

I wont to make a 35 inch strap using this but how much para cord will I need? I wont to use two colours

biker_trash_1340 (author)  crowe104 months ago
Always start with 100' just so you don't run out. It sells in 50' and 100' etc. 50' may be to short
biker_trash_1340 (author) 4 months ago
Wow, $64 labor seems kind of high for a copy of a free instructable.

BackBone(TM) Paracord Rifle Sling - Gun Sling / Rifle Sling - Handmade in the USA With Authentic TOUGH-GRID Mil-Spec 750lb Type IV Paracord and Mil-Spec Swivels - Premium Light-Weight and Wide Paracord Slings
DelaneyC10 months ago

Why doesn't my weave look anything like this?

You have to really pull it tight. I end up pulling the stringers one way while I pull the weave the opposite. If you let it sit for a day or two you can really pull it tight and fill in the gap before finishing the end.

mpadfield made it!5 months ago

New turkey season coming soon, needed one with a bit more brown. First Instructable I have repeated, and mostly because I just wanted to.

tractorhead made it!7 months ago

Came out great! used just under 90ft of cord

chancy2 made it!1 year ago

i have played airsoft for going on 10 years. i have always used a sling but the excess material has always gotten in the way or gotten twisted up. this is a great sling. i used carabiners instead of the sling mounts so that i can quickly move from a 2 to a 1 point or vice versa and can change which gun i use the sling with. i plan to take this sling with me when i deploy with the Army to afghanistan in a few months.

elliemae611 year ago

I did a 'test' run fusing together the colors my friend wants and also made it wider (he wants 4" wide) worked great. While doing this I was reminded of making a 'rag rug' on my grandma's loom as a child. We have decided to have a 'fusing party' and fuse together scraps of cord (have a bag full) and different lengths of the colors in the theme he wants. I think it will turn our Very cook and funky which is what my friend wants. Here is the 'test' I did. Thank you for the inspiration!!!!

elliemae611 year ago

I like this and am looking for weaves I can use for a Guitar strap. Problem.....I need to use multiple colors (making for a friend) Since the cord is wrapped up to weave in and out do you think if I fuse my colors together in say 6 or 8 ft sections and then makes my spool out of that - I think it would work. Gonna do a trial run. Thanks for the instructions - GREAT JOB!

gmorris61 year ago
I have been in the paracord gear business for 2 1/2 years, and I have never, EVER soaked/boiled/pre-shrunk paracord. It is not at all needed and the cord BARELY shrinks when wet, but re-stretches when dry. I doubt doing these things hurt the cord, just an uneccesary step. As for "spooling " it to keep out of the way while working,,,i just roll it up around my elbow/hand, fold that in half and tie it off. Untie and take what you need and retie. Very simple. Very cool weave on this sling! Im going to try this weave but wider.
Thanks for a great instructable. Built a sling yesterday with Woodland DPM paracord and used it straight away. Worked a treat!
mpadfield2 years ago
Decided to make a new sling for my shotgun before treking through the woods looking for a turkey... Thanks for the instructable!
biker_trash_1340 (author)  mpadfield2 years ago
Very nice. Glad someone posted a pic of one done.
ebiglen2 years ago
Thanks for the sweet sling =) I'm adding one onto my Marlin xt-22 bolt. I was wondering if you knew of a braid that would allow me to store ammunition along the outside of the sling as well?
biker_trash_1340 (author)  ebiglen2 years ago
how wide are the swivels you used? 1.5"?
I used a 1" swivel
mudd gunner3 years ago
i cant download the pdf to it
hate to say it, but you need a pro account to do the pdf thing.
gilleseg2 years ago
DO you know how long it ended up being all together?
furthuron3 years ago
This is great, thanks for showing me how to do this. I will be making one for my shotgun!
isnt it also good to always boil paracord and shrink it down a little bit for outdoor things so if it gets wet when you are hunting or whatever it wont shrink up all weird and get distorted looking?
I shower with my paracord bracelets and they have not shrunk or distorted.
zogsvengali2 years ago
Nice Work!
fatstrat062 years ago
Couldn't this be done pretty easily with one continuous length of cord? Once you make the runners between your two swivels, just continue using the same length of cord starting from one end. This minimizes potential weak points, I think.
about how long was your sling when you was all said and done and whats the typical length of a sling anyways.
wsc013 years ago
how much cordage did you use for the weave and how long did it take for this pattern?
biker_trash_1340 (author)  wsc013 years ago

It takes about 80' (Step 1) but start with a 100' roll so you don't run out. Took me about 2 hours.
tictaclad3 years ago
i made it with white paracord and dyed it black so there is not so much contrast while hunting...its drying now ill post pictures when its done. thanks for a great instructable!!!
thanks for an awesome write up, just made one with tan inside strings and multicam camo weave.
Can you post pics so we can see?
Meanz3 years ago
If anyone has done this project and has pics, please link or post in the comments. Would be nice to have a few different ideas for colors. Thanks
jadams193 years ago
thanks for this but damn this take for ever to make lol
JamesTB135 years ago
Did you just randomly wrap the runners around the loop? I don't know anything about weaving with paracord, or anything, really, and I really want to make your rifle sling.
biker_trash_1340 (author)  JamesTB135 years ago
Hey James, This may help.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ByYj5G4-Hc&feature=related
Yeah, that did help, thanks.
nuwisha5 years ago
i made a sling for one of my Digger friends serving in Afghanistan, in coyote brown, with the "Solomon Bar" as seen in a lot of survival bracelets. He was going to fit it to his AUStyer, and as i've heard from him since, I guess its either working well, or he isnt using it. It did give him a load of cordage to have on hand if needed however, so either way, im pleased.
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