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Old 09-09-2017, 11:29 AM
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I'm right handed, but my right eye is somewhat weak.

My left eye is much stronger.

I usually shoot handguns right handed, but bend my head over and aim with my left eye.

This works well for handguns, but obviously not for long guns.

So my question is, for right handed people, do any of you shoot a long gun left handed?

Does this work OK for you?

I have a bunch of lever guns, and can't shoot them accurately any more with iron sights beyond about 20 yards.
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:38 AM
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Hunting, bench shooting ?????????

CZ makes several LH bolt rifles...................
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:18 PM
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Hunting, bench shooting ?????????

CZ makes several LH bolt rifles...................
Just bench/fun shooting at the range.

Maybe I'll just break down and put scopes on the lever guns.

But somehow a scope on a lever gun looks wrong.
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My father was right handed, but left master eyed. He shot long guns left handed and handguns right handed. He did that for most of his life and was one heck of a left handed shooter. I had to have a carpal tunnel operation on my right hand so started shooting both handgun and long gun from the left side. I have always been close to ambidextrous and it didn't take very long to get acceptable accuracy with anything that I shot as a lefty.

Mas Ayoob preached becoming competent while shooting with the off hand. He would shoot a couple of matches a year using his left hand and did very well while doing so.

I had a good friend while I was Benchrest competing that was so good he was rising rapidly in the benchrest world and was close to the top. He had an accident with a skillsaw and cut his right hand trigger finger to the point that he lost some nerve function. He tried to come back shooting right handed and using his middle finger as his trigger finger. It didn't work for him. He switched to benchrest shooting as a lefty. He was doing fairly well with the switch, but it was obvious to him that he was never going to be as good shooting that way. The result was that he quit competition all together.

So, the result vary with the individuals involved. I suggest that you start shooting with reduced loads and pretend that you are a total beginner learning the sport from scratch. Practice perfectly, quit before becoming too tired and don't expect to meet your previous performance levels real quick. AND, go shooting a lot............
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Well OK...... I am left handed and right eye dominate...... mirroring your situation.

I shoot handguns right handed and shoot all my rifles right handed.... I was on the High School and College small bore indoor Rifle teams..... for 8 years..... lettered and we were WPIAL champs, and second in State my Sr. year in HS.............. so ya it can be done.............

scope a lever....... yuck ..... try a Williams receiver mounted peep sight ..... or Skinner barrel peep sight first........
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