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Is there a way to remove the front sling loop (shown at the left of the photo below) without cutting it off? If so, how do you go about it?


My 5846 (Tactical ATI) has seven sling studs already . . . .
 

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I bent mine out with needle nose too. I think you could put it back on. The hard part is drilling the hole through the gas block for a QD ring. That stainless steel is serious!
 

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Just bend it off and throw it away. Anything that bends off that easy doesn't deserve to be a sling swivel if you plan to wrap a sling for tight prone shooting. A Garand stacking swivel fits on perfectly after drilling out the hole. I spliced a Garand swivel and AR15 rear sling loop to make a very nice and super durable front sling loop. A hassle if you are only mildly irritated by the cheap factory loop. Do a search on "Chilly's Mini-14" if you want to see what I did.

It's sufficient to bear the weight of the rifle, but not much more in my opinion.
 

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no reason to take it off. you can get a sling from Jeff's Outfitters which is canvas with leather buckles that is easy to remove. They also offer all leather at a higher price. I got one and love it. Check it out on their web site. They are located in Cape Girardeau, MO..
 
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