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The trouble is that with a rifle (Bolt action) the lever on the bolt is right handed too. Imagine if you can, a chap holding the rifle to his left shoulder with his left hand forward, right hand on the trigger and sighting with his left eye. You wouldn't want to be in the same county.
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not to mention catching the ejected shell in your teeth if using an automatic!
You are wrong about being able to use a bolt action rifle left handed.
See my message above --- HarvM, July 25.
A Lee Enfield bolt action is definitely right handed. But think about the way I described his holding of the rifle. He had no proper control over it. There are the occasional persons who cannot use a weapon safely, it is best not to allow them near one in that case.
I've actually shot a Lee Enfield 303 riffle with my left hand. Aggreed it was not easy and you could not do it quickly but it is possible. I had to shoot left handed due to my dud right eye. BTW I shot the riffle in the Army Cadets.
as an x soldier ,about 1 in 10 people were left eye shots,this caused lots of problems with right hand guns,the empty "spent" case being ejected out to the right. Most were trained to "cross over to the right side" However the biggest problem is when you have right handed ,left eyed people----we gave them grenades!
As mentioned previously I shoot camera left eyed, but shooting rifle, pistol, was right eyed. I seem to support the camera better with a left eye bias, with the camera centreline and the mass more central. Got a shiny nose to prove it!
Have to agree with you HarvM. Thats exactly how I used to shoot. Left shoulder, Left eyed aim, shoot and then reach over the rifle to use the bolt. Never caused me too much hassle, just a matter of getting used to it like a lot of things lefties have to adapt to. Paul
Just close them both and hope for the best...
I'm right. My wife's wrong. Sorry...my wife's left. (Force of habit.)
I was right for thirty odd years then lost my right eye, so now I'm left and if I really want to shoot something different I'll revert to the right.
My camera has a waist level finder so I use BOTH eyes !
Im another lefty, left eye and left handed
Not sure I like this.
My old mum (God rest her) always said you couldn't trust any one who was left handed...
Or from Liverpool...
Left and left.
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