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Location: Maryland
Joined: 10/11/2006
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Bolt action rifle: Left hand dillema.

I'm shopping around for a new rifle(.270 win). Any lefties around here? I think i'll be getting the Savage 111 GCNS.

I naturally pick up any rifle with stock on my left side of shoulder, left hand trigger and hold barrel(you get the idea) with the right hand.

I sight with my left eye.

So would a left handed rifle be the one to get? Or can I shoot the same way with a righthanded rifle?

Excuse my dumb questions. I hope someone can understand what i'm talking about.

Sorry, still learning...

Brick Wall,) Brick Wall,)

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Joined: 11/14/2006
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Bolt action rifle: Left hand dillema.

If I recall correctly Hammer1 is a left hand shooter. Hopefully he can give you some feedback on it. Looks like he is normally on at least once a day so you should hear from him by sometime tomorrow.

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Bolt action rifle: Left hand dillema.

The Savage Model for left handed shooters is 111GL(long action ), although their website shows the 111GCNS in the photo .
It is certainly advantageous for a left handed shooter to use a left handed bolt action rifle and vice versa.
Savage,Remington and Weatherby ,to name a few ,make left hand models for the most popular calibres, 270 being one of them.

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Location: Summit, IL
Joined: 10/22/2006
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Bolt action rifle: Left hand dillema.

Most of the production stocks are not ambidextrious....They have the cheek risers set up for right or left handed shooters...Also the grip is usually geard to the hand as well....If it has an ambidextrious saftey then it will most likely be an ambidextrious stock..... Most lefties do find it best to use a left handed stock in bolt because of bolt operation...I shoot both hands and find it advantagious to use left for left and right for right.

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Location: Miami, Florida/ Cottageville, SC
Joined: 08/18/2006
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Bolt action rifle: Left hand dillema.

I'm a lefty also. I have shouldered a few right handed bolt actions and find it very difficult to work the bolt, especially if a quick follow up shot is necessary, I have to bring the rifle down , change hands, work the bolt then shoulder it again. I just got a model 110GLXP3 and love it. Really feels natural.

Ken

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Location: Maui, Hawaii
Joined: 05/03/2006
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Bolt action rifle: Left hand dillema.

I am a lefty. I have two Savages, one in 30-06 and the other in 7mm-08. I think they are an excellent value for the money. They both put the bullets where I aim and have never given me any problems.

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Location: Maryland
Joined: 10/11/2006
Posts: 151
Bolt action rifle: Left hand dillema.

Thanks for the info guys. I will get a lefty!!!!

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