Rifle slings are made of many different materials, and all work well when used for the right purpose. Leather slings, though not as popular as they once were, still have plenty of applications, especially for hunting rifles. Nylon slings are tops in popularity for both tactical and hunting rifles, and do a great job as well. Some manufacturers make gun slings out of braided paracord, which could come in handy in a survival situation. Some slings have stretch neoprene for comfort. Others are heavily padded so that they don’t bite into your shoulder when carrying your rifle for a long distance. Since a rifle is a thing of pride, choose a sling made of a material that looks good for you and is functional at the same time. Then you’ll be happy with your selection.