Right Hand Receiver in LEFT HAND stock?

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  1. fmajor

    fmajor Well-Known Member

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    So my son is right handed, but left-eye dominant.

    I'm wondering if using a left-hand receiver would/could be inletted to a right-hand stock.

    I'm looking at a Remington Seven receiver to start him on with a 7mm-08 chambering. He's currently 8yrs old so I'm looking to get him started and set-up to succeed.
     
  2. jrock

    jrock Well-Known Member

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    It could be. Wouldn't look that great. Depending on your skill level it could be a DIY project.
     
  3. digger11

    digger11 Well-Known Member

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    I have the same problem.I have always shot right handed rifles because I am not left handed.Working a bolt left handed just screws me up.I can shoot a right handed rifle left handed and zing em out there as fast as anyone.
    If you are going to try to switch him to left handed now is the time,,don't wait till he is older with more muscle memory.
    All my shotguns are left handed and I can work them perfectly.Just the bolt action that always gave me fits.
    I guess my advice would be to him try a couple different set-ups BEFORE you spend much coin.
    Always remember to have fun with your kids,,,their idea of fun,,not yours!
     
  4. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    This is where a B&C M 40 stock would be nice. They are symmetrical both sides. You could try it both ways.

    Jeff
     
  5. fmajor

    fmajor Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys -

    He already is trying to shoot with his right hand, but cranking his head over on the cheekpiece to see with his left eye....

    Thanks Jeff - I'll look into the B&C M40 for Rem Seven receiver inlet options. I'm pretty handy with my dremel having "adapted" other stocks before, but a drop requiring only a skim bed sure would be nice!

    I was also a "cross-over" shooter being left-handed but right eye dominant. My coaches throughout my early years of shooting worked extensively with me to overcome it so it's natural to me now.
     
  6. jrsolocam

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    I'm left eye and right handed. Started shooting left handed when I was 7.

    I shoot lefties now, but have one RH action left hand McMillan and an ambidext...McMillan Sako Varmint that both work very well too.
     
  7. fmajor

    fmajor Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your reply.

    Did you start shooting lefty-side or right?

    Was the adjustment difficult? How/what did you do to overcome (obvious answer is practice, but other than that?)

    Thanks!
     
  8. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    fmajor, to answer you question about the stock mods. I need one for a left handed 700 now. I am having a hard time finding one. So I just might do the mod. It consists of cutting in a slot for the bolt handle, safety and ejection port. Then going back and filling the RH areas now not needed. I use bondo with a little fiberglass resin mixed in. insert screws where you can and cut off the heads to act as rebar. Sand and give her a new coat of Cerakote and you will neded know it was not always a lefty.

    But the B&C M40 might be perfect to see what feels best for him. It is a good stock with alum. bedding rail and a very high cheek weld. I like the stock.

    Jeff
     
  9. jrsolocam

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    I started shooting righty, and my uncle noticed I was left eye dominant so he had me switch. A little awkward at first, but it didn't take long. Practice, like you said...I would get a full size .22 and start shooting hundreds of left hand shots (if you can find ammo).

    You'll find its not as difficult as you think to convert. Good luck!
     
  10. The Oregonian

    The Oregonian Well-Known Member

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    I am 43, right handed but left eye dominant. I started shooting LH from the beginning, maybe 8-10 yrs old. It just felt natural, and there was nothing to unlearn. If you start him out lefty, it is zero adjustment, IMO.

    I grew up bird hunting and shooting squirrels and things around the neighborhood with a pellet gun. My father bought me a Browning BPS which is a bottom eject shotgun, so it is perfect for lefties.

    When I got into big game hunting in high school, I shot a RH rifle but shot it lefty, and honestly there didn't seem to be any difference. I didn't know any better, and it is not like I was trying to cycle the bolt as fast as I could for a follow up shot like I do with a pump shotgun while bird hunting.

    I used a RH rifle for years, before I knew anything about cast-off, cast-on, etc. I now shoot lefty rifles to ensure the stocks are in my favor - I think if you get a symmetrical stock you will be fine with a right handed rifle. Just don't make him fight the geometry of the stock. If you get a LH stock even better.

    If you start him out lefty, he will become used to it and, IMO, it is the best thing for him. Don't make him try to fight the stock or his eyes. I think you are doing the right thing by considering this now and can get him started the right way from day one,
     
  11. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    bingo!

    I've even shaved the cheek piece off of a rh remmy la laminate to make it a symmetrical stock. It needed re finishing because of finish chips so I decided to go for it and took a bastard file after it till I had most of the cheek piece off then cleaned it up with progressively finer paper till it blended well.


    Boyds: CLASSIC REMINGTON 700 BOLT ACTION - 1 PIECE HINGED FLOOR PLATE SHORT ACTION FACTORY BARREL CHANNEL LEFT HAND RIGHT HAND ACTION NUTMEG LAMINATE (FINISHED) Left Hand Stocks
    alternately you could do something like this stock from Boyds....