Molle Loop Additions

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  1. ricky racer

    ricky racer Active Member

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    I got my Kestral yesterday and was able to get a couple hour hunt in it last night. It will no doubt take a little time to get it dialed in but overall I was pretty happy with it. Tonight I was playing around with an idea for some accessory loops. The ones offered by New Tribe look nice but I don't like the idea of the use of plastic which could break at the worst time so I decided to come up with something else. What I came up with is using 550 cord and slipping it inside some 3/16" PVC tubing. The tubing stiffens up the loop making it easier to clip into and it makes the loops easier to find with gloves on. I thought I'd share in case it might be something that might be of use to others.

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    Boudreaux Well-Known Member

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    FREAKING GENIUS!
    We tried to make some webbing versions, similar to what was on the evo. They were difficult to make and took to much time to sew. I will be adding these to mine!

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    flinginairos Well-Known Member

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    Now that's thinkin with your dipstick jimmy!! I like it


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    I love this idea and made a couple changes. I bought a slightly larger cord and pulled the guts out then fed a piece of stiffer tubing through the inside before tying off the end. That way in the cold, the plastic won't be as noisy if it clangs against any metal. [​IMG]

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    Love it. Perfect to hang a versa button in.
     
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    Yep, I can thread the bracket of my platform through and carry it with me on the way up and it's easy to access and remove once I get to hunting height.

    I could also hang a climbing stick from each side so I don't have to come back down to retrieve sticks. With aiders I can set the first stick then start climbing with the other two on my saddle loops. Easily up 20 feet.

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    exactly
     
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    ricky racer Active Member

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    That's a good idea but I don't think you'll ever get that soft PVC tubing to clank or make any noise.
     

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