Shotgun shooters..

wilssoon

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Any left handed shooters use right handed shotguns? My old man is a lefty and can't seem to get comfortable on a right handed bird gun. On the other hand my little cousin shoots lefty an loves shooting a right handed gun. He likes the fact he can reload without taking his strong hand off the gun. Anybody else face this southpaw dilemma?
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Canadian Bushman

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A good friend who taught me to dove hunt use to be a right hander who shot left handed, and only had right handed guns. He never complained about it, and never blamed a lost bird on it. He did later on invest in left handed shotguns as we grew older and more successful.

I shot his left handed shotguns and my only complaint is a backwards saftey and the automatics ejection port being in the center of my face. I get just as much burnt powder blown into my face with my right handed shotguns though, so not a big deal i guess.
 

The Oregonian

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I am left eye dominant but right handed. I shoot guns and bows left handed and have for as long as I remember.

I use browning pumps since they have a bottom eject. I really don't like semi-autos b/c they send shells across my face and they are not nearly as reliable as a pump. Shucking the gun has become second nature so I don't think it really has any impact on me.
 

J E Custom

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Any left handed shooters use right handed shotguns? My old man is a lefty and can't seem to get comfortable on a right handed bird gun. On the other hand my little cousin shoots lefty an loves shooting a right handed gun. He likes the fact he can reload without taking his strong hand off the gun. Anybody else face this southpaw dilemma?
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Many shotguns and rifles have cast in the but stock. This case is to help with eye to site alignment.
A wing shooting shot gun needs to fit the shooter very naturally and this is the problem with right handed shotguns. "BUT" some shotguns and rifles have a straight butt stock (No cast) and will fit ether left or right hand shooters.

Side ejection is sometimes a problem but Bottom ejection and the side by side or over and under
shotguns don't have this issue and with straight but stocks will work equally well.

I have an Berretta Extrema 3.5" and it has a tapered shim between the butt stock and the receiver
that can be adjusted to what amount of case is needed ,or left or right cast. If I take it out the shotgun will not have any cast at all. It ejects forward, so that is not a problem.

I injured my right shoulder several years ago and had to shoot left handed, so the tapered shim
was good when I turned it around.

What ever way you shoot, the butt stock needs to be a natural fit for good wing shooting and
some shotguns will just fit better than others.

Hope this helps

J E CUSTOM
 

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