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Left or right eye?

ellis rowell 13 2.0k United Kingdom
25 Jul 2005 3:03PM
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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NickdeBug 13 391
25 Jul 2005 3:09PM
not to mention catching the ejected shell in your teeth if using an automatic!
HarvM 12 2
25 Jul 2005 7:24PM
You are wrong about being able to use a bolt action rifle left handed.
See my message above --- HarvM, July 25.
ellis rowell 13 2.0k United Kingdom
25 Jul 2005 11:02PM
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.
robob 14 1.0k England
25 Jul 2005 11:08PM
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.
Kim Walton 14 145 30 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2005 12:10AM
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!
nigelf22 13 583
26 Jul 2005 12:59AM
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!
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
26 Jul 2005 2:02AM
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
mamboandrew 14 328 England
26 Jul 2005 2:26AM
Just close them both and hope for the best... Smile
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2005 4:01AM
I'm right. My wife's wrong. Sorry...my wife's left. (Force of habit.)
_ 13 535 4 Virgin Islands, British
26 Jul 2005 4:08AM
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.
JJGEE 13 7.1k 18 England
26 Jul 2005 10:57AM
My camera has a waist level finder so I use BOTH eyes !
kay1 13 114
31 Jul 2005 12:23PM
Im another lefty, left eye and left handed
dougv 14 8.4k 3 England
31 Jul 2005 12:55PM

Not sure I like this.

My old mum (God rest her) always said you couldn't trust any one who was left handed...

Or Irish...

Or from Liverpool...

Or London...


Doug ;o)
deegee 13 181 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2005 1:11PM
Left and left.

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