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    I sit here again bemoaning the fact that the rifles I want do not come in left handed models ~ Browning Mountain TI in .325 for one. Browning xbolt, or Winchester extreme. And so on.

    No point to the post, just wish I had more options.
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    And a 84M in .308

    I feel your pain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlingitwarrior View Post
    I sit here again bemoaning the fact that the rifles I want do not come in left handed models ~ Browning Mountain TI in .325 for one. Browning xbolt, or Winchester extreme. And so on.

    No point to the post, just wish I had more options.
    If it was left-handed you'd miss that goat.

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    Although left handed, I'm strongly right eye dominant and shoot right handed.

    My son is ready to start shooting centerfire, he's right handed and left eye dominant so I'm looking for him a lefty youth bolt rifle....what an exercise in futility that is!

    Figured out quickly that lefty guns are an exercise in compromise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    And a 84M in .308

    I feel your pain...
    Were you in Wasilla Sportsman Warehouse on Saturday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hodgeman View Post
    Although left handed, I'm strongly right eye dominant and shoot right handed.

    My son is ready to start shooting centerfire, he's right handed and left eye dominant so I'm looking for him a lefty youth bolt rifle....what an exercise in futility that is!

    Figured out quickly that lefty guns are an exercise in compromise.
    I am strongly right eye dominant as well. Perhaps I should just give in to it?
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    I always laugh at the gun companies. The corporations that own them would be all proud of a 5% growth in sales and panic if they don't get it. Yet they ignore the fact that 20% of the population is lefthanded. Some will tell you that they DO offer lefthanded models, but a guy can only own so many 270, 7mag, 30-06 and 300 mags.

    Only hope is get the lefty model you want and rebarrel to a compatible new caliber. I've had the only lefty bolt 257 Roberts I know of for close to 40 years, and I've had a lefty 375 H&H for over 30 years. I've also had lefty 338's, 7x57's, 280's, 260's, 6.5x55's and more. All rebarrels on rifles I bought used. The heck with new if they won't play ball with 20% of the population.

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    My girlfriend is left handed and right eye dominant. I laughed and laughed the first time I saw her holding her 10/22 on her left sholder looking through the scope with her right eye.

    I'm trying to train her to shoot right handed but she's started trying to convert to her left eye instead...

    I told her its actually a blessing since I won't be able to find her any more guns...

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    Leftied rule, Righties drool, that is all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlingitwarrior View Post
    Were you in Wasilla Sportsman Warehouse on Saturday?
    Why yes I was...about 7pm-ish...

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    Quote Originally Posted by limon32 View Post
    My girlfriend is left handed and right eye dominant. I laughed and laughed the first time I saw her holding her 10/22 on her left sholder looking through the scope with her right eye.

    I'm trying to train her to shoot right handed but she's started trying to convert to her left eye instead...

    I told her its actually a blessing since I won't be able to find her any more guns...
    My wife does the same thing!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    Why yes I was...about 7pm-ish...
    Thought I recognized you from your hunting pictures. I stopped in with my son on our way home from boy scouts. Checking out the taxidermy mounts. Much cooler mounts in that store vs. the Anchorage one.
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    Right on, should've said hi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlingitwarrior View Post
    I am strongly right eye dominant as well. Perhaps I should just give in to it?
    It works for me...might not hurt to give it a whirl. When I learned to shoot I don't think I ever saw a left hand bolt action...that would have been a revelation.

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    Wait for Randy to chime in. I get shakey hands every time he talks about his lefty rifles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonardC View Post
    Wait for Randy to chime in. I get shakey hands every time he talks about his lefty rifles.
    Me too...!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    Right on, should've said hi!
    I would have, but you are very intimidating
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    Yeah, 6' 4", 220....ripped out of my mind...pretty much the complete package!!

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    Eye dominance isn't that hard to deal with. Wear shooting glasses with tape over the eye you don't want to use. With a little practice you will be able to use which ever eye you wish. Although I am right eye dominant I frequently shoot handguns with my left eye as it sees better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    Yeah, 6' 4", 220....ripped out of my mind...pretty much the complete package!!
    Its not often you find yourself in the presence of hunting greatness. That's what I meant
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