Handled an interesting rifle in .375HH today, Sako's 85 Kodiak. Smooth but spendy: http://www.sako.fi/sako85models.php?kodiak. The rifle features a band type front swivel.
My question: I've had good results with a latigo leather sling (http://www.browning.com/products/cat...22&type_id=191), but wouldn't this type front swivel be a problem using a shooting sling because it might torque the barrel, and impede accuracy? Is a latigo shooting sling a bad idea on a rifle with a band-type front swivel? Seems like it would be, but it's a heavy ("bull") barrel. I don't know.