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Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Toddco, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Toddco

    Toddco New Member

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    Hello everyone, I have just joined. My interest in long range shooting started only a couple of years ago and i now have the bug in a serious way. Up until now i have used only slightly modified factory rifles. Shooting out past 700 metres is a severe challenge with this type of equipment and it is now time to get a serious long range rifle. I was thinking 6.5 x 284 to shoot upwards of 1000 metres. One of the biggest challenges that i have is that i am left handed, this truly limits my ability to find myslef a rifle that i can customize for myself. The hunt is now on! Any and all suggestions will be taken seriously. Thanks for any input.
     
  2. threejones

    threejones Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to LRH. It's always nice to hear from another lefty. Your choice of calibers should be fine for 1000m, unfortunately finding it in a reasonably priced LH gun is a bit more tricky. I hate to admit it, but your best bet is to just get used to a right handed rifle (one with enough clearance for the bolt to clear your thumb, learned that the hard way with scars to prove it). If your pockets are a bit deeper, the sky is the limit. If you watch the classifieds on LRH you'll find a suprising amount of southpaw gear (leftyG is always selling good LH guns) If I were you, I'd find a good action in LH and have it accuratized and rebarreled by a good smith. I've got a couple lefty guns, but I'm not really sure if the extra money spent was worth it. Good luck, and Happy Hunting.
     

  3. Toddco

    Toddco New Member

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    Can you tell me what type of guns you have had built/assembled. I was thinking of taking the 700 action i have, buying a good quality stock, maybe shilen or krieger barrell, i have a jewel trigger and having a gunsmith put it together for me? I was thinking this might be the most economical way to have a good left hander.