southpaw having trouble

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by cookjp, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. cookjp

    cookjp Well-Known Member

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    I am wanting to build a long range rifle but am having a hard time finding anything for the left handed shooter that I can work with. I cant even find a action to build on unless I am willing to spend $$$$$ on a new rifle any help
    would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Savage has several models for lefties, you can then swap barrels if you want to try a different caliber.

    Here is a lefty-package that can be had in 300win mag or 7mm Rem Mag.

    Savage Arms Package Model 110GLXP3

    AJ
     

  3. cookjp

    cookjp Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advice, have a savage model 12 in 22-250 that i love just wasnt sure if you could do much with that platform everybody seems to
    be all about rem 700
     
  4. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

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    by far the two most popular platforms are the savage and the remington. personally I'd go w/ the remington but that's just cuz I am about the only one on the site that has had problems w/ savage.

    You may want to consider what you are going to do with the rifle. I have recently came to the conclusion that I would almost prefer a right handed rifle for target shooting so I can leave my left hand tucked away by the trigger. For any kind of hunting rifle where quick followup shots may be required I'm definitely sticking w/ my lefty's.
     
  5. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    Try looking on gunbroker. There are decent deals on LH 700 donor rifles from time to time. You might pick one up for around $450 and you can always sell the stock and barrel to recoup a little of the cost. I have gotten a couple that way.
     
  6. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Here's my LH Savage.[​IMG]



    That was when it had the factory 300win barrel on it. It was very accurate. Now it has a Shilen 7mmWSM that I'm just gettin broken in.

    The stock is a Stockade Tactical/Pdog. Basically a copy of the A-5. The bolt handle is a Sharp Shooter Supply. They don't make them anymore, but there are several places that do.

    Anyway, just because it is not a Remington doesn't mean you don't have the aftermarket parts to make what you want.

    It might take a little extra time to find the LH specific parts, but their out there.
     
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  7. cookjp

    cookjp Well-Known Member

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    thanks for all the advice I know have a much better ideal of what I need to get started. Anyone know anyone who would want to buy a Ruger M77 Mkll 300winmag lh. Im gonna go ahead and part with it and buy another to build on.
     
  8. TAC

    TAC Well-Known Member

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    CookJP,
    I sent you a private message. If you don't want the rifle then go ahead and post the link so some other lefty here can snag it.


    TAC
     
  9. ftchmup

    ftchmup Active Member

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    Keep searching and contact a few smiths, they seem to have things laying around. Jim at Center Shot has been a help to me. This is a build that I got all the parts and had put together(the hard part). just my .02

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