Discussion in 'Firearms & Ammunition' started by Timt, Mar 7, 2015.
Hey Gordon, is the Heym 375 a double or a bolt gun?
Here's a couple more.
A lefty mini Mauser in 6mmx222. MPI stock and ceracoated.
Doesn't look like much yet but hopefully this winter I can get some time to work on it. Another lefty mini Mauser, this one 17 Remington. I still have one more Charles Daly action in the white and haven't decide what it should be.
Yup...I'm also a right hander that does all sport left handed!!
My dominant eye is the left and I've always shot left handed since a young boy.
I'm so used to working the bolt with my right hand that all my rifles are right handed..I cannot get it right wuth a proper lefties rifle.....have to watch cheek plates etc for recoil patches and scars!!
Here's my Thompson/Center Encore in 30-06 with a lefty keyhole stock I took to Namibia twice.
I am strongly left-eye dominant, but I just can't make myself shoot left. Just seems too awkward. However, most of the people I hunt with are in the "Backwards Clan" of shooters. While none of them shoot true LH rifles, a good number of them have the ambidextrous models:
- Gary shoots an old Remington 760 pump in .30-06
- Trevor started with a Remington 7600 in .30-06, then switched to a Browning BLR in .308 and he also has a RH Winchester 70 in 7mm Rem Mag
- My stepson, Ethan shoots a LH Savage Axis in either .243 or .30-06. I can't remember which
- And finally my Dad. He has shot the same old Savage 99 in .308 since 1967 and only 3 years ago added a NEF Handi-Rifle in .243
All my rifles are left-handed. This one is a Krieghoff Classic Big Five in 9,3x74R.
I recently got diagnosed with Macular Degeneration in my right eye, I'm not going to stop hunting so have been training myself to shoot left handed. It is very weird after shooting right handed for 45 years. I bought a Tikka T3 in 300 WSM in left hand, but I have over 250 long guns that are right handed
Welcome to the club!
Ja Jaco, we are desperate for members
I’m in... will post pics as soon as I get them both back
I have only one lefty and it feels so foreign to me I just can't risk taking it hunting. After years of using RH rifles I can see myself grabbing for the bolt on the wrong side. You can't teach an old lefty new tricks
I was in my late thirties before I got my first lefty. I thought the same thing but one box of ammo later I was asking myself why I didn't do this 15 years earlier. The switch to lefties was easy for me. I'll bet spending one day doing some offhand shooting drills where you focus on just running the bolt will have you more comfortable with the gun.
unfortunately I'm in my mid 60's everything just takes longer
I would think being that old you'd already forgot which hand to use...
After some operations on my right eye, I switched to lefty. It was easy with my double shotguns, but not the bolt action rifles, so, I bought some leverguns and that made it much easier. Lefty was slower, but just as accurate.
This went on for a few years as my right eye recovered, Then, one day, after missing a standing bison at less than 100 yards, I subconciously switched my 1886 .45-90 to righty and dropped the running bison with one shot through the shoulders! This was with the open barrel sights.
Woo Hoo - I was back!
But now after several years and another right eye operation and with the possibility of MD, it is scopes and aperture sights only on rifles and difficulty seeing clay targets.
I can still hit a beer can at 50 yards using the express sights on my .405 double rifle, but that is the current limit with open rifle sights.
Also a lefty. The only RH bolt I own is a Savage Mk II in .22 lr. I love my little Tikka T3X hunter in 6.5x55. It's a tack-driving, bullet-stacking, pencil-thin barrel, but it sure does the trick.
yup some mornings I have to look at my drivers license to remember my name
I am right-handed; but have always shot shotguns from my left shoulder; I am not even able to mount a shotgun on the right side. Rifles I can shoot from both shoulders with no problems.
After having a scopemount screw break on my thrusty mauser during a deer hunt I had to borrow a left handed R93 from a friend; we took it to the range, I shot the required Norwegian test and went back into the woods deer hunting.
Shot 2 deer in a very short time, we are taking less then 20 seconds and I had the cross hair on number 3; every thing just worked automatic; I couldn't even remember having reloaded the gun.
After this weekend I went home and started trading and selling off all the rifles in my safe and buying lefties.
No mean feat, depending on what calibers you're trying to replace. I kind of go in for calibers a little off the beaten path, so it isn't always easy without paying at least a couple thousand.
Another lefty here - A Safari Express M70 .375 Holland and a gen-1 A-Bolt .30-'06 are my go-to lefty centerfires. All the rest are "trading stock."
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