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

 
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:53 PM
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Re: Left Hand Rifles - How much interest is there in "Ready To Ship" left hand rifles

Don't do it, the Ned Flanders of the world are used to waiting for left handed ice cream scoups, left handed toilets, and left handed scissors.

My father is avid gunshow table guy. He hauls is wares all over Wyoming 5 or 6 times a year. He was stuck with a pair of left handed Weatherby accumark rifles in 257 and 340 (perfect Wyoming calibers) for 4 years, until a left handed man bought both of them. Those 2 guns probably went to 85 gunshows. The gist of the lesson being that most left handed people are used to ordering a factory or custom rifle and having to wait. If there was something they wanted it usually came through a custom order. 99 times in a hundred a left hander is looking for something specific, Dad got asked about 7mm Weatherby and 300 Weatherby rifles at every show in south paw form.

As for the caliber poll, I would take it with a grain of salt.
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:05 PM
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Re: Left Hand Rifles - How much interest is there in "Ready To Ship" left hand rifles

You are so right in the wait for quality . I waited six months for a custom scope for long range hog rifle. The idea of two in popular calibers will sell.
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:18 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 ,but shoot right side just for the reason left handed riffles are hard to find.
The only left handed rifle I have is a savage I bought in 1963.
I can shoot either side.

It does not matter to me :-)
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:36 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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I assume you're relying on that poll because those are the calibers you do/may offer?
Actually you have the order reversed. I started that poll in order to decide whcih cartridges to offer. Even before I started the poll I ran a thread asking for suggested cartridges. From that list of "mentioned" cartridges I chose as "finalists" the ones that were mentioned in the thread most often. Those "finalists" became part of the poll.

Then I selected from the poll results.
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Re: Left Hand Rifles - How much interest is there in "Ready To Ship" left hand rifles

Len, Obviously a lot of us lefties out there. I know the rifle manuf. have definitely taken an interest in the lefty market as you see more and more usable rifles out there and with features you might not have seen 10 years ago. I think it was about 8 years ago I picked up a LH Hill Country in .300 Win. Kind of fell into it as the wait used to be 6 months for a built from the ground up model. Most of my LH buddies like .300 Win., .308, 7MM, .243.
All like good huting rifles that are reliable. I've read about your rifles and of course your reputation will create a market on it's own. I hope this is a road you are getting ready to go down Len.
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:54 PM
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Re: Left Hand Rifles - How much interest is there in "Ready To Ship" left hand rifles

I'm a right hander so I guess this doesn't apply to me but I know of others who are lefties and use right handers.
I've asked them and given the choice they prefer to stay with the system they're used to, also because it's easier to sell a standard item
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:03 PM
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Re: Left Hand Rifles - How much interest is there in "Ready To Ship" left hand rifles

When I purchased my .308, it was a Remy 700 VSS. I initially was going to buy a right handed model since I didn't think I would ever be able to find a left handed one. Plus I figured it would be better to learn on a righty since most rifles I would come across would be right handed.

Just when I was getting ready to make the purchase, a left handed one showed up so I picked that up instead. A lot of people I think choose right handed just to adapt, even if that would not really be their preference.

As evidence, I also give you this :LEFT HANDED for sale page - Sniper's Hide Forums

It is a thread dedicated to left handed rifles for sale on snipershide. I've seen some really nice GAP and other custom builds move through there.

The market might be small, but it IS there. The day I order a custom rifle, it WILL be left handed. I'm not going to drop that kind of coin on something that will look like a red headed step child.
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