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How many left hand shooters on here and do you know of any places carry an good assortment of bolt rifles ?

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I’m left handed.

Don’t know if any store that carries a good array most are one or two guns max. Dury’s guns may have a good selection in SA.

Other than Tikka and Weatherby I don’t know anyone who makes a left handed action anymore. Maybe browning still might


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I'm left-handed and know of no store that has any assortment of bolt rifles.

Are you looking for something in particular?


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I shoot lefty with righty guns.

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Originally Posted by George S
I'm left-handed and know of no store that has any assortment of bolt rifles.

Are you looking for something in particular?

Yes sir would like something in one of these 25-06, 7mm-08,.308. Shooting a Tiki .270 WSM currently have Ruger in 30-06 don't really need anything just have a case of the wants.

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Originally Posted by Jimbo1
I shoot lefty with righty guns.


Same here

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If you’re shooting lefty, it’s not just a matter of finding left handed rifles at a store - it’s more a matter of finding companies that build a decent selection of lefty rifles. There aren’t many that invest in lefty manufacturing. Your best may be to find what you want online and order it. I am right handed and shoot a rifle lefty. I was only interested in lefty rifles and ordered a Tikka T3X lite lefty. I am pleased. Happy hunting.

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Originally Posted by Jimbo1
I shoot lefty with righty guns.

yes sir I've done that too, had and old H&R single shot 25-06 traded off on a boat motor deal years back. I just rather have a left bolt instead of doing the hand shuffle thing if possible.

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Lefty that shoots lefty bolt actions.

No need for a lefty for other types of rifles and shotguns.

Lefty bolt actions, you often have to order it and wait.


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Not sure if they still make them but as of eight or ten years ago savage still made lefty bolt action guns, both rim fire and rifle.

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Cabelas used to carry a good assortment. Ruger, Remington, Browning, Savage, Tikka, Sako, etc etc. many out there.

Wileys in Wills Point usually has 5-6, but with current demand I’m not betting on anything. When I was in there a few weeks ago they had two used and several new on the racks. I think they had 3 Ruger Americans.

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Lefty here.


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A couple of years ago a friends and I went to Cabelas, he was thrilled to find they had left some weapons for lefty's. He came home with 2 Savage and another, but forget the brand.


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Originally Posted by Biscuit
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I shoot lefty with righty guns.


Same here

That's what I training my grandson to do.


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Seems like you could shoot lever action either lefty or righty.......right?

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I shoot all firearms left and right handed equally. I don't care what side the bolt handle is on. I actually prefer right handed bolt actions when shooting left handed because I'm holding the rifle in my left hand on the pistol grip. This was all the result of an eye injury when I was young that healed so I had to learn lefty too. I shoot doves on both shoulders depending on which way they are passing.


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Savage and Ruger offer a number of LH guns in .308 and perhaps 7mm-08, but I don't think anyone offers one in .25-06.

I had my .25-06 built for me (Rem.700 action, cryo-treated Sendero barrel, H-S Precision stock).


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Weatherby carries a decent amount of left handed rifles, I am left handed and it doesn't bother me to shoot right handed rifles since I have been doing it my whole life. I do have a left handed 870 which it's nice from the standpoint of the safety being flipped.


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Lefty here. Grew up shooting right handed long guns left handed and just got used to it. I can shoot a handgun equally well with either hand.

Remington used to make 700s for lefthanders in various calibers so there are probably some lightly used ones out there.

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I am a southpaw and have quite an inventory of left handed bolt guns. I started with a Savage Model 110 LH .270 in 1965 and now using a lot of Ruger LH rifles.
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Lefty here, but grew up in South America where it was hard enough to find rifles, so I learned to shoot righty. First time I saw a lefty rifle was when I moved to the US!


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I’m a southpaw as it pertains to writing. But I do several things right handed. Had eye surgery on left eye a couple years ago that left my eye unusable for a couple of months so I practiced shooting right handed with a scoped pellet rifle and found out it wasn’t too difficult so now that’s how I always shoot. Although for handgun, I still holster on left side because that still feels more natural.

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I tried to get a sticky or a sub-forum in the Rifles, Shotguns, Handguns section a while back. It flopped with the admins. I don’t think it would see much traffic but would be a quick go to spot to check things out for us left handed shooters. Where I failed was I wanted to link left handed firearms sales from outside the forum. That’s a no no and I knew it when I ask for it, it would be a great resource though. We would also have to have permission to link to our own classifieds to consolidate left handed items, that’s currently a no in the general forums but I was hoping for it being a lefty dedicated spot.

I couldn’t get it to happen. Maybe collectively we can come up with something acceptable.

There’s lots of special runs of left handed rifles that many of us don’t know about until it’s over.

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I'm a cross dominant shooter -- right handed and left eye dominant. I shoot right handed bolts left handed. Quick cycling isn't such a thing without good rests, but it's hard to find what I want in LH version.

The hardest thing to get around is stocks built for handedness. Too many asymmetric combs/risers out that!

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Cross dominant here too, I close my left eye and shoot right handed or I shoot shotguns lefty some times. Never tried a lefty bolt gun, might work out great...

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