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Custom Left Hand Rifles - 4 to 6 week completion times on left hand rifles

 
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:03 PM
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Re: Left Hand Rifles - How much interest is there in "Ready To Ship" left hand rifles

Because I can be an impulse buyer at times, I can assure you that if there were lefties available since I've been a member, I would likely have purchased at least one per year maybe more. But since I've become used to waiting, a 4-6 week time frame is no bother at all. That said, I order fewer as well.

So, for the impulse buyer, stocking a handful isn't a bad idea. I have had 9 custom rifles built in the last 5 years and have had to wait much longer than 4-6 weeks. If I found something close to what I had in mind, I would have bought them. I also go to several sites and go straight to the classifieds.

In fact, I'm waiting on a 270 right now that I hope to be shooting prior to Oct 1. Placed the order last Christmas.
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:57 PM
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Re: Left Hand Rifles - How much interest is there in "Ready To Ship" left hand rifles

I am a lefty and new to this site. I am in need of a left hand rifle to build on so I dont think i'm your target market from a price perspective. That said, i wish more people would show an interest in providing for us south-paws. The day will come that i want to invest in a high-end rifle and my money goes to the guy who offers a left-handed unit.

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Old 08-30-2011, 01:44 AM
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Re: Left Hand Rifles - How much interest is there in "Ready To Ship" left hand rifles

Here's my idea for you. Stock the actions, magnum, long and short or lets say 3 magnums, 2 long and 2 short. Have the stocks pre bedded to the actions in left hand and then sell them like this or advertise them this way:
2 weeks till it ships, left hand (insert stock, action and barrel description) and then say in (for example) 264 win, 7mm stw, 300 win. You have the barrel blanks and can cerecoat them so instead of one extreme or another you have them prebedded and all you have to do is chamber, cerecoat and headspace (not in that order) and it simplifies how much inventory you have while still having as close to "ready to ship" as you can without all the cost and inventory. What I would say is look at how fast anything left hand is sold in your classifieds! They never take long and us lefties are way more used to paying substantially more than righties. We also go the custom route faster since there are so few " non-custom" options. You would be filling a niche and in this economy anything that gives you an edge is good. Let me.know since I need a 6 mm something.
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:17 PM
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Re: Left Hand Rifles - How much interest is there in "Ready To Ship" left hand rifles

I am a lefty as well as my father and my son. I have purchased six custom lefty rifles. I have 3 lefty ARs as well. I am always looking for something in lefty. My next purchase will be 338 edge in lefty of course. To have options is a good thing and 4-6 week is a breeze. I have waited 18+ months for a few customs. They were worth it. Anything that is good is worth the wait.
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:26 PM
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Re: Left Hand Rifles - How much interest is there in "Ready To Ship" left hand rifles

I'm a lefty also and in ~2 years I'll be buying my first custom from someone...likely 338 edge
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:33 PM
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Re: Left Hand Rifles - How much interest is there in "Ready To Ship" left hand rifles

Being left handed I would look at stocks with ambi features more than lefthand righthand only. While prone using my right hand to work the bolt while my left stays has never bothered me at all. Off hand shots I bring the rifle down and work the action with my right hand. Not quite as fast with follow up shots though. Never owned a lefthanded gun, learned with a righthanded and never looked back. Just my 2 cents.

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Old 08-30-2011, 03:42 PM
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Re: Left Hand Rifles - How much interest is there in "Ready To Ship" left hand rifles

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Here's my idea for you. Stock the actions, magnum, long and short or lets say 3 magnums, 2 long and 2 short. Have the stocks pre bedded to the actions in left hand and then sell them like this or advertise them this way:
2 weeks till it ships, left hand (insert stock, action and barrel description) and then say in (for example) 264 win, 7mm stw, 300 win. You have the barrel blanks and can cerecoat them so instead of one extreme or another you have them prebedded and all you have to do is chamber, cerecoat and headspace (not in that order) and it simplifies how much inventory you have while still having as close to "ready to ship" as you can without all the cost and inventory. What I would say is look at how fast anything left hand is sold in your classifieds! They never take long and us lefties are way more used to paying substantially more than righties. We also go the custom route faster since there are so few " non-custom" options. You would be filling a niche and in this economy anything that gives you an edge is good. Let me.know since I need a 6 mm something.
Ready to assemble ,generic actions and stocks with an assortment of barrel blanks on hand seems a logical plan.
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