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    Left Handed

    Seems being left handed makes me somewhat of an outcast when it comes to buying an entry level firearm. My dilemma is do I buy a 2nd hand l/h rifle or can I get away with a new one that is r/h. Budget only goes as far as a howa or a marlin. Would appreciate some advice. looking at a .308

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    Buy a lever action or a semi auto...or r/h, and go for one-shot-kills
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Muzz welcome to the forum. Don't be deterred as the lefty rifles are out there, just not that many of them. I know of one left hand shooter who has only ever used right hand rifles and is as quick at getting a second shot off (if needed) as the next man. In fact I reckon if you gave him a left hand rifle he would probably be slower with it. If the comfort of a left hand action is what you want then do not compromise.

    As an after thought PM Barefoot, he has a rifle in .243 that he told me he was going to sell and although I may be wrong, I think that is a lefty. Tell him Rushy said he is due a commission if you buy it. ha ha ha ha
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    Muzz, welcome. I am a lefty. Depends what type of shooting you're going to be doing.

    Prone only, right hand bolt is actually faster for lefties, coz you keep your left hand on the grip. For bush hunting, or something like NZDA comps where you need quick follow-up shots, a left bolt or lever action is worth it. Position of the safety is also an issue, tang safeties like on the older lever actions are obviously faster.

    My primary bush hunting rifle is a Baikal single shot, and I have open sights on it, coz where I hunt, 90% of animals are shot well within 100m.

    Keep an eye on Trademe, I have a favorite search stored that notifies me of any left hand rifles, if you are patient, you get some awesome deals. Picked up a Remington 788 lefty for $400 earlier this year...

    The Savage International package includes a Weaver scope, and they have lefty models, around $1k, very good deal IMHO.
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    I am very reluctantly selling my package. Savage weather warrior .270, Burris fullfield 2, weaver tactical rings, limbsaver slip on recoil pad, clean ez bore snake, a hunting and fishing gun bag and a box of federal ammo.


    This rifle is currently shooting half inch groups at 100 has only had 60 odd rounds through it.
    $999 + postage

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    That is a good deal right there
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    That is a good deal right there
    Yeah god maybe I'm drunk rushy :eek: the Sad part is I'm only selling so I can finally fix my truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    That is a good deal right there
    +1

    I bought one for TimeRider in 243 (another of you weird lefties that shoot well) and it is a nice accurate rifle. Don't dismiss good quality second hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by savagehunter View Post
    Yeah god maybe I'm drunk rushy :eek: the Sad part is I'm only selling so I can finally fix my truck.

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    That sucks havn to sell to fix shit, I had to sell me sako 270 a few years back to fix car

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    +1

    I bought one for TimeRider in 243 (another of you weird lefties that shoot well) and it is a nice accurate rifle. Don't dismiss good quality second hand.
    Yeah they are really solid rifles IMHO, 6mm yeah it sucks and the worst part is im only fixing that in order to sell it to pay out some other bills so I can afford a 7 seater for the family lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by savagehunter View Post
    Yeah they are really solid rifles IMHO, 6mm yeah it sucks and the worst part is im only fixing that in order to sell it to pay out some other bills so I can afford a 7 seater for the family lol

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    I know that feeling I sometimes need a bus to move all the shit around
    Its a pitty im not a lefty, I have a right hand version WW seem VG bang for $, I know a couple of lefties I will ask around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzz333 View Post
    Seems being left handed makes me somewhat of an outcast when it comes to buying an entry level firearm. My dilemma is do I buy a 2nd hand l/h rifle or can I get away with a new one that is r/h. Budget only goes as far as a howa or a marlin. Would appreciate some advice. looking at a .308
    Don't get so down on being a lefty. You are one of the chosen ones. Good looking, intelligent as well as an all round good guy.
    Plenty of second hand lefties around usually. Don't go RH if you can help it. It sucks (from 1st hand experience).
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    Im a lefty ,and to tell you the truth im quite happy using righthanded shotties,rifles etc.did the same throughout my TF careerand with a few wee adaptions ,no sweat.
    M-16 did cost me a scar on my jaw from a hot ejected shell caught in my bloodbucket strap ,but therowing shoulder forward ala 12g style fixed that.SLR-do all drills (R)handed , before firing into (L)shoulder and way we go.
    bren guns-defintely not for lefties-try it lefthanded you looklike a randy octopus interefering with yourself.Ive fired a lefty12g and frankly it felt a little strange.
    anyhow whatever you do ,hope you enjoy it and finally welcome on board.
    BTW-gadeget has gotten over his chagrinat seeing asweet leftie clean his clogs targetwise.ya got watch young timerider.
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    my father shoots left handed, (but is a righted normally) and uses solely right handed rifles, he was a culler for years

    just watch out for the right handed stocks with the lump on the left side,

    Tikka make plenty of them, they often come up on trademe for a steal

 

 

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