HOW TO RUIN A PERFECTLY GOOD RIFLE
This article shows a rifle in the scabbard with the sling still attached and a large loop of it hanging down. That’s just asking for a branch to snag the sling and drag the rifle out of the scabbard as you ride past.
Never leave a sling attached to a rifle in a saddle scabbard if you plan to hunt with it in the future. Vernon Humphrey Mountain View, AR