When it comes to long guns, they all have one thing in common: they’re awkward.
Sure, some are handier than others, but all are rather long and can be aggravating.
They can be a pain to handle, carry, and steady up for a shot in the woods.
Many combat this by using a sling.
Slings make it much easier to carry a rifle or shotgun in the field and can be invaluable for accurate rifle shooting in a pinch when you don’t have a rest.