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Just wondering where can I get decent quality paracord in a variety of solid colors.
After glancing through FTW's board I don't think I can commit to ordering from them for a while frown.gif
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post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by hstanford1 View Post

Just wondering where can I get decent quality paracord in a variety of solid colors.
After glancing through FTW's board I don't think I can commit to ordering from them for a while frown.gif

I don't have a problem with ordering with FTW it's just that I'm waiting till shipping schedule gets back in order.

http://www.vtarmynavy.com/parachute_cord.htm

That's the place I was going to get it from before I stumbled upon FTW a few months ago when I was deciding if I was going to sleeve or not.
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eBay is the best place.
   
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post #4 of 14

550 cord

 

 

 

rangerjoes.com has some too.

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550 cord



rangerjoes.com has some too.

umm, that's parachute rope, not cable sleeving... or so I think...
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post #6 of 14
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And the 550 will be the right size for single wire sleeving a la murder mod?
I'm used to looking at sleeving being sold in sizes like 1/8" 1/6" etc
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post #7 of 14
amazon for sure, you can get 550 or just reg paracord in all colors, many diff vendors and you can get it for 8-15$ for 100 ft .
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post #8 of 14
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umm, that's parachute rope, not cable sleeving... or so I think...


 

That's what he asked for... All you do is take the guts out and bam, it's sleeving.
 

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Originally Posted by hstanford1 View Post

And the 550 will be the right size for single wire sleeving a la murder mod?
I'm used to looking at sleeving being sold in sizes like 1/8" 1/6" etc


 

If there is another kind of para cord they use for sleeving, I haven't heard of it.

 

post #9 of 14
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umm, that's parachute rope, not cable sleeving... or so I think...

What do you think para cord is?

Para[chute] , you just take out the innards and there's your cable sleeving.

Basically you can get para cord anywhere personally my favorite brand is ` Rothco`. Make sure it's 550 type 3 and got 7 strands as most others that don't are cheap knockoffs and not the real stuff.

And you can get the stuff just about anywhere, Sears, Amazon, Ebay, or any Surplus store online or in real life ( I get mine locally on base here ).


As for sizing, 450, 550, 650 are all roughly the exact size. But 550 is the most widely used one.
Edited by Shrak - 2/1/12 at 12:15pm
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That's what he asked for... All you do is take the guts out and bam, it's sleeving.



Ohhhhh... thanks!

*just learnt another thing from OCN*
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