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Old January 17th, 2017, 01:55 PM   #16
 
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I'm either. The test for this is chopsticks.

I do group better left handed, but mostly carry right due to gun designs.


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Old January 17th, 2017, 02:01 PM   #17
 
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I'm right handed, but have a dominant left eye. I have fired all rifles off my left shoulder since my youth. I have never owned a left hand rifle. I have learned to adapt.
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Old January 17th, 2017, 05:24 PM   #18
 
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I shoot rifles and shotguns left handed, handguns and bows right handed. I've never shot a left handed bolt action. I only own right handed bolts, #1's,semi-auto, and lever 30-30's for rifles.
Me too...also shoot pool left handed and kick with my left foot. Everything else is right handed.
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Old January 18th, 2017, 02:24 AM   #19
 
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If you're left handed, or have to shoot left eye dominant, just get a left hand gun and be done with it. There isn't near as big of a selection in LH, but there's enough.
I have seen guys shooting styles that would do a contortionist proud, no use being awkward about it.
If you are a right hand shooter, you wouldn't like having to use a left hand bolt all the time, would you ? No. Get what fits you.
I like levers, revolvers pumps, etc. as they are truly ambidextrous.
I fired right hand bolts for maybe 10 years starting at 15 years old, then finally got my first left hand Remington. It was like, why haven't I been using one of these all along ?
No more having to reach over to work the bolt, or having to support the weight of the rifle to work the bolt with the wrong hand.
I've since had lots of Savages, Remington's, CZ's, and a couple GSR's in left hand.
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Savage 10 BA is not listed as a lefty but the stock is cut for a left or right bolt. Several guys on the Savage Facebook page have them in left hand. A call to Savage and you can get it shipped to your dealer.
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Me too...also shoot pool left handed and kick with my left foot. Everything else is right handed.
Rule of thumb for me is left hand for intricate precision(shooting, writing, etc), right hand for power precision(sports like golf, baseball, etc)
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I'm right handed and left eye dominant. I've always shot right handed bolt rifles lefty with no problems. I bought a left handed bolt action Rem. .22 many years ago and it was just too awkward for me to get used to. It was soon traded towards some archery gear.
That explains your avatar picture.


I'm left dominant all the way. Once I've learn how to work anything that's made for rightys with my right hand (computer mouse, guitar, etc.) or with my left, (bolt action) there's no way I can switch. I do think about the fact that the ejection port and bolt handle are on the same side as my face, though.
Hope I never experience a kaboom.
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I'm a lefty and shoot handguns and rifles/shotguns left handed. Sometimes its a real pain depending on the gun. I have a pre-war 7mm Mauser that was converted to a sporting rifle by my dad back in the 60's and recently restocked it for a left hand stock to make it somewhat easier to shoot. Currently i'm looking for a good 22lr bolt action to shoot in a local league and it looks like CZ is going to be the answer for that.
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Right handed, left eye dominant. I started the switch from right handed long arms to left handed rifles 15 years ago and soon found it hard to use my RH rifles. I then sold them within 2 years and went all left handed or No. 1s.
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Age and income has put me in a place that I can buy left handed anything, so I do. Stag T3 lefty , 870 magnum, few savage bolts, Ruger scout. But some things only come right like the 77/44 or 10/22. I did find a nice set of grips for the M2 years ago.
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I'm and have always been LH. Until 10 years ago I never had civilian rifles and just shot the military bolt guns by reaching over. The Mosin, of which I have 3 are the easiest to operate. But the Lee-Enfield is the smoothest. When I recently sold my LH Rem 700 .270, I thought about the 6.5 Creedmore, until I read about the relatively short lifespan of the typical 6.5 barrel. A 4K round count is nothing to a normal shooter. I decided that the .308 would do me just fine just a little more bullet drop to factor in. I used the .270 for 2 decades out west because of the flat trajectory, power and overall ammo availability if I for some strange reason ran out of my handloads and needed to stop at wallyworld somewhere and get some. Hope this helps...
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Old March 20th, 2017, 11:25 AM   #27
 
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Look at the Ruger website; Model 47174 (Hawkeye FTW Hunter). That's a 6.5 LH. I just found the relatively short lifespan (about 4K rounds) of the 6.5 not worth the difference and went to the Compact All weather model 6940 in .308. It'll do anything I want to do out to 600. My longest civilian shot has been 423 yards and it was with a .270 on a 230 pound doe that went down like she was tomahawked...
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