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    Posted: 23 October 2006 at 02:07

Fella's;

Here's what I'm running for firearms oriented to the left shooter.

.22 lr, CZ452, topped with Talley rings holding a Nikon Monarch 3.3-10X A/O mildot scope.  The damn scope cost within a very few dollars of what the gun did, but it's a fantastic piece of glass.  I do a lot of hunting with this gun.  Therefore, I like to use 10 round magazines.  Downfall, the extra mags run about $25.00 each!

.223, Daly (Zastava, old Interarms Mark X) left hand bolt mini-Mauser.  This currently has a Bushnell Legend 5-15X A/O mil-dot on it in Warne rings.  Heavy, clunky rings they are too.  But, as light as the rifle is, it doesn't make too much difference.  This is a walking varminter.  I've had my fun getting the little bugger to shoot though.  It's been to the smith & gotten the trigger pull down to 1.75 lbs, recrowned, and the bolt cleaned up.  Now that Remington has taken over the importing of the Zastava guns, this is a rare bird in Daly feathers.

.220 Swift on a Ruger #1V platform.  Now topped with a Nikon Buckmasters 6-18X SAO scope.  And it's out at the smith's getting a Moyers trigger put in it.  Hopefully, I'll get it out this coming summer on a dog town & see how much improvement actually got done.  At least I got rid of that P.O.S. Burris that I had on it.

6mm Remington, Remington 788 LHB carbine.  This gun had been abused as a child & the story of it's rehabilitation should be in the archives under rifles.  If there's interest expressed, I'll move that thread in here & put it up.  It's scoped with an utterly common 1995 vintage Weaver V-9 in Redfield Jr. bases with Leupold extended rings.  The left 788's do still retain the right hand ejection port though.  Nonetheless, this is quite possibly the most accurate gun I own.  788's are shooter's!

Winchester new model Classic stainless left hand bolt with B.O.S.S.  Weaver 3.5-10X silver Grand Slam scope in a Leupold stainless single base & rings set-up.  I've put this gun in a McMillan stock.  This is the gun, with a different scope, that took my antelope in 2002 at 470 laser confirmed yards.

Tikka .338 Winchester magnum.  This is the older wood/blue Whitetail Hunter model.  It's wearing a Zeis Conquest 3.5-10X mil-dot scope.  And I'll recommend that glass to anybody who wants to upgrade.  I've taken my antelope buck and mule deer with it this year.  Elk to come!

As you can see, it's entirely possible to have a complete battery of guns for those who shoot from the left shoulder.  I've spent some time putting this together, & looked over a lot of options in doing so.  I've got a pretty fair idea of what's out there & what works.  The one thing I haven't found, yet is a 6.5 Swede on an LHB action.  If anybody knows where one's to be had, please let me know.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BobR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 October 2006 at 14:28

I have found it is possible to get any caliber you want in left hand.

You just need a LH Savage for a base gun. Between changable barrels and bolt heads, there is very little out there you can't get.

The main reason I got the Savage in .243 was so I could build a 220 Swift. But, I have the 22-250 now so I guess I will keep the .243.

 

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You lefties might want to consider some lever guns especially the Savage 99.  They came in cartridges like 308, 250-3000, 284 and even 358 win.

Lots of them at the gun shows and they are almost ambidextrous.

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Well I'm righthanded but can use my left hand for allot of things. I'm left Eye dominant so I shoot most everything lefthanded and have since I was just a kid. I do shoot handguns with either hand cast a baitcasting reel with either hand. When I was in grade school they didn't like lefthanded kids so they made you learn righthanded so I think I was a lefty made into a righty or some crap like that.

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Well, at the moment I have but 3 dedicated lefty guns. They are as follows:

Savage mk2gl .22LR: Haven't shot the thing in years, stock wasn't comfortable to shoot with iron sights. Started taking down the comb, but didn't get much past the finish with sand paper before it was placed in the started-but-unfinished-project pile. Still there in fact.

Ruger m77mk2LR: has a wonderful 3 lb trigger (trigger job only cost me 25 bucks) and a super Leupold 2-7x33 VX-1 on top. It is, of course, in the wonderous and fantabulous .30-06 caliber. It currently likes Winchester Super-X 150 gran silvertips, for I am still trying to finish my gun room. Have 1 wall framed, but then a ton of sh*t got piled in my work area and I haven't been able to continue construction.

Remington 870 Wingmaster LH: 28" barrel, 12 guage, mod choke, what more can I say about it other than it only set me back 225? I mean, a lefty 870 that ain't the express. Magic methinks.


On another note, I know I haven't been around for a while...a long while. Well, I have been busier than a 1 legged man in an ass kicking contest. Yes there was a female involved up until she slept with one of my brother's friends. Bitch.

I am starting part-time college at Keene State College in the spring to wipe out my high school grades. I am doing my best to get out to Montana and such and check out some colleges to go full time next fall. I am just about bored of NH.

Nice to see we lefties finally have our own forum. Bout time I say!
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Iím new to the forum but not new to left handed guns.

I have owned left handed rifles since the mid 70ís starting with a Remington 788 in 308 Winchester.

Rimfires: Anschutz 1416 sporter, Remington 581

Varmint Rifles: Remington 700ís in 17 Rem, 22-250AI, 6BR, 243AI, 243 Win, Savage rifles in 223AI, 243 Win and 25-06.

Big Game rifles: Ruger 77 in 30-06 and Remington 700 in 30-06.

Today there are so many good offerings no lefty ought to use anything else.  Maybe a list of the available left handed rifles should be posted on this forum.
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graymist -

welcome to the BaitShop! i checked out your varmint hunting page and it looks as though you're bringing some good experience and knowledge to our forum. we're glad to have you and hope that you drop in often!

any questions, just ask - and thanks for joining up!

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223, Daly (Zastava, old Interarms Mark X) left hand bolt mini-Mauser.  This currently has a Bushnell Legend 5-15X A/O mil-dot on it in Warne rings.  Heavy, clunky rings they are too.  But, as light as the rifle is, it doesn't make too much difference.  This is a walking varminter.  I've had my fun getting the little bugger to shoot though.  It's been to the smith & gotten the trigger pull down to 1.75 lbs, recrowned, and the bolt cleaned up.  Now that Remington has taken over the importing of the Zastava guns, this is a rare bird in Daly feathers.

cb what barrel do you have on this? I'm thinking of putting a pac nor varminter barrel in .204 on the action I just got!

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Crazy;

This gun has the stock Daly/Zastava barrel.  It's a 1:10 twist. 

You might want to PM Rob1 & get his story on dealing with PacNor before you spend any money with them.  As far as that goes, contact Kingpin & get an estimate from him on putting a barrel on your action.  There are several people on site that can give you feedback on his work, all of it good.  He comes highly recommended.

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understood, I have talked with rob1 and also talked with several people on another forum that swear by pac nor, all have had work done with nothing but high praise for pac nor, I think rob1 was caught in a bad situation but his experience with them may have been a one time incident, would love to allow kingpin to do the work, but I seriously doubt I can afford kingpin on a firefighters pay! the action is "in white" so it'll have to be blued, I thought kingpin only did large bore rifles? currently I'm staring at $600.00 to get what I want done on this rifle done, barrel, mounting, truing and bluing. seriosly doubt kingpin would touch it for that. I mean my understanding he is very good! but that cost money I don't have!
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Crazy;

Never hurts to ask, PM him.

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cb your right, going to let kingpin do the work
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I have a few LH rifles.  In 22 LR I have a Browning T-Bolt II and a new CZ-452.  I have a 788 in 6MM Rem that has been duracoated and wears a Burris Signature Select 1.5-6X40.  I like it alot and it's extremely accurate.  My jewels however are a Blaser synthetic and a Blaser Prestige, both with left hand bolts.  I have a .222 Rem bbl., .243 Win bbl., 7MM-08 Rem bbl., and a .308 Win bbl.  All barrels have scope mounts and scopes mounted.  The Blaser features a staight pull bolt and a very unique safety that uncocks the trigger when activated.  They are extremely accurate.
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