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    Hi,

    Being left handed and looking for rifle for a basis of the 500 Jeffery project, has anyone built one on say a Weatherby or Remington RUM action rifle.

    A quality new barrel would be far cheaper than finding a LH safari rifle in that calibre.

    Any idea's

    Many Thanks

    G

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    Hello,
    A french gunsmith makes left handed rifle cal .500Jeffery.
    Présentation des Carabines Jean-Paul Ridon
    If you need, I can contact him for you or send him a mail . He is Ph so !!

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    I bought my CZ 550 from the CZ Custom Shop in 375 H&H (right handed) some years ago. After a couple of years I decided it didn't have enough recoil so had Harlan Satrang at the CZ Custom Shop rechamber/rebarrel it to 500 Jeffery. I love the gun. You could call Harlan and ask him what it would cost to build you a left handed one. Here's a link.

    Safari Classics | Triple River Gunsmithing

    Here's a picture of my 500 Jeffery



    My son's left handed also, I thought about buying him a GMA Left handed action in 505 Gibbs, putting a Krieger barrel on it but sanity prevailed and I found him a LH Winchester stainless M70 Classic in 416 Remington.
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    Yes !!! Fabulous !
    "African Weapon par excellence" as we say!

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    Re hello from France,
    One of the best gunmakers in Europa , a french gunmaker.

    http://www.dorleac-dorleac.com/

    Old english style ... ultra hight quality !

    prices ... not for my possibilities ...

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    Dorleac & Dorleac

    Attachment 20839

    458 Lott ? Big Game Rifle | DORLEAC & DORLEAC

    They have used doubles or rifles : Duoulin, Francotte etc ... according to the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorado View Post
    I bought my CZ 550 from the CZ Custom Shop in 375 H&H (right handed) some years ago. After a couple of years I decided it didn't have enough recoil so had Harlan Satrang at the CZ Custom Shop rechamber/rebarrel it to 500 Jeffery. I love the gun. You could call Harlan and ask him what it would cost to build you a left handed one. Here's a link.

    Safari Classics | Triple River Gunsmithing

    Here's a picture of my 500 Jeffery



    My son's left handed also, I thought about buying him a GMA Left handed action in 505 Gibbs, putting a Krieger barrel on it but sanity prevailed and I found him a LH Winchester stainless M70 Classic in 416 Remington.
    My 500 Jeffery has a 1 in 10" twist McGowen barrel. It will twist a bit in your hands with stiff loads. Here's a three shot group taken at 50 yards (no false advertising) shooting 570g TSX's at 2410 fps . If you haven't shot one of the big 50s before, I recommend you do. The recoil can be a little sporty ...

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    I M P R E S S I V E !
    Like with a .22LR ....
    Stronger ? maybe ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebo View Post
    I M P R E S S I V E !
    Like with a .22LR ....
    Stronger ? maybe ...
    Thanks bebo the credit goes to the gunsmith, Harland Satrang of the CZ Custom Shop and the barrel maker McGowan. Even I can shoot off of a rest ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by colorado View Post
    Even I can shoot off of a rest ...

    Certainly, but I think it 's easier to carry DG on the range , have you try ?

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    Hi Colorado,

    That is a nice gun, I did speak to CZ Custom a while back about doing me a LH version and never followed it up after I got a rough price. Didn't really want to spend a that much at the time. That's why I was looking for a straight LH rifle to re-barrel.

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    Hi,

    Finally got the project started, a gunsmith is re- barrelling a Weatherby MK5 sleeper in 460 to 500 Jeffery, so the long wait for perfection has just started.

    G

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogfog1 View Post
    Hi,

    Finally got the project started, a gunsmith is re- barrelling a Weatherby MK5 sleeper in 460 to 500 Jeffery, so the long wait for perfection has just started.

    G
    Long wait ... Let's keep in touch!

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