My grandson, 13 years old this April, is left eye dominant, and right handed. In all the shooting we've been doing with pellet guns, .22's, he seems to prefer shooting left handed, although he will shoot right as well.
I'm currently considering a rifle for him this year... his first deer hunt, and I'm not at all sure if a 'lefthand' rifle is all that important or not. I can see how shooting a shotgun could require shooting left handed when you're left eye dominant but I'm not sure it matters with a rifle?
I also wonder if deciding for one way or the other "exclusively" is important? Could he shoot a rifle rightie and a shotgun leftie and be equally competent?
As far as which, left or right, he's most comfortable... well, as I mentioned, he seems to prefer left handed shooting but only barely... it's not an ''absolute" with him and he will switch.
Tough decision... and I've noticed that 'left hand' rifle models certainly narrows your choices. - JamesJM