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Posted: 8/23/2005 10:17:22 PM EDT
Found a rifle I like but is LH. Is swapping the stock out for a RH stock an option?

Thanks,

CW
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:23:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 10:24:08 PM EDT by Daytona955i]
What type of action is it? Is it a thumbhole stock or something? Why would you need to change the stock? Yes it is possible though. Unless it's a bolt, then the bolt wouldn't close.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:26:09 PM EDT
I think the tricky part is focusing your eye - at least it is for me. I'm left eyed dominate but right handed. I've recently started shooting left handed and am getting quite good at it. Its still not as comfortable as my right but I think its habitual more than anything else.

Patty
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:28:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
I think the tricky part is focusing your eye - at least it is for me. I'm left eyed dominate but right handed. I've recently started shooting left handed and am getting quite good at it. Its still not as comfortable as my right but I think its habitual more than anything else.

Patty



how do you tell eye donimance?


Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:32:00 PM EDT
The easiest way to explain over the internet is point at something qucikly with both eyes open and then close one eye and then the other see which one lines up with your finger
Im cross eye dominate
they say its rare but i have net 4 people just like me in the little IPSC club here
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:33:58 PM EDT
Here is the gun: Weatherby 30-378





CW
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:34:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 10:35:11 PM EDT by www-glock19-com]
or put both your hands in front of you bring your fingers and thumbs together so there is a triangle or spade shaped hole between them look at something thorugh the hole with your arms fully extended then slowly bring your hands back to you face while mantaining focus the hole wil be over your domiate eye
man that is alot easy to just show someone then try to explain it
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:42:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:
The easiest way to explain over the internet is point at something qucikly with both eyes open and then close one eye and then the other see which one lines up with your finger
Im cross eye dominate
they say its rare but i have net 4 people just like me in the little IPSC club here



I am actually crossed eyed dominate as well but have better vision in my left eye so act left eyed dominate.

Its weird. I'm trying to learn to shoot a rifle with both eyes open. I shoot a pistol this way but a rifle, especially with a scope is more difficult.
As explained to me: First locate an object in front of you - close one eye and place your thumb over the object. When you open both eyes with out moving your thumb the object will remain covered if your eyes are equal or doubled if your dominance is crossed. If its to the right then you're right eyed dominate, to the left [of your thumb] you're left eyed dominate.

Patty
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:47:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cold_Warrior:
Found a rifle I like but is LH. Is swapping the stock out for a RH stock an option?

Thanks,

CW



Just a guess, but if you found it LH, there is probably a lot more in RH. out there.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:52:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CanteTinza:

Originally Posted By Cold_Warrior:
Found a rifle I like but is LH. Is swapping the stock out for a RH stock an option?

Thanks,

CW



Just a guess, but if you found it LH, there is probably a lot more in RH. out there.


Not in that caliber and that price. Plus the parts are very nice.

CW
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 11:05:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cold_Warrior:

Originally Posted By CanteTinza:

Originally Posted By Cold_Warrior:
Found a rifle I like but is LH. Is swapping the stock out for a RH stock an option?

Thanks,

CW



Just a guess, but if you found it LH, there is probably a lot more in RH. out there.


Not in that caliber and that price. Plus the parts are very nice.

CW



OK, next newbie? Swapping a RH stock for a LH stock would make a difference? The action is what differs between LH and RH.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 11:44:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CanteTinza:

Originally Posted By Cold_Warrior:

Originally Posted By CanteTinza:

Originally Posted By Cold_Warrior:
Found a rifle I like but is LH. Is swapping the stock out for a RH stock an option?

Thanks,

CW



Just a guess, but if you found it LH, there is probably a lot more in RH. out there.


Not in that caliber and that price. Plus the parts are very nice.

CW



OK, next newbie? Swapping a RH stock for a LH stock would make a difference? The action is what differs between LH and RH.



The stock is set up for a left handed shooter.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 11:50:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CanteTinza:

Originally Posted By Cold_Warrior:

Originally Posted By CanteTinza:

Originally Posted By Cold_Warrior:
Found a rifle I like but is LH. Is swapping the stock out for a RH stock an option?

Thanks,

CW



Just a guess, but if you found it LH, there is probably a lot more in RH. out there.


Not in that caliber and that price. Plus the parts are very nice.

CW



OK, next newbie? Swapping a RH stock for a LH stock would make a difference? The action is what differs between LH and RH.


If I was hunting or competition shooting where time was of the essence, then you would be correct, the action is what is important. If all I am doing is target shooting in a non-competition environment, I don't really care which side the bolt lever is on. Granted, a RH stock would require some mods to work with a left hand action, but it wouldn't be a show stopper.

CW
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 12:09:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 1:52:09 AM EDT
It's about as hard as being a left-handed dude trying to shoot a gun meant for a right handed world. IT SUCKS.

But you'll manage fine.

Dave
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 2:57:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2005 2:57:30 AM EDT by pv74]
It is not a gun that you are going to be comfortable shooting.
I bet that if you get it, you wont shoot it much.
Remember, you will not be able to simply swap out the stock for a right handed one, as it has the left hand action.

Yeah, you could get a gunsmith to convert it all, but why spend the money when there are so many right handed guns on the market?

Personally, I think your money is better spent elsewhere .

Save this deal for a lefty...they have a hard time finding guns that fit them.

It should be easy as pie to find a deal on a right handed gun that you are comfortable shooting.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 3:14:07 AM EDT
I'm left handed & left eye dom.

I practice shooting rifle & pistols with both hands/eyes. Several rifles I own, mostly the old ones, are right hand bolt but I've learned to operate the bolt while holding the pistol grip. It usually requires lowering the rifle from my shoulder for the manuver.

However, I recommend you stick with right handed rifles no matter how good the deal is on WBY. While it is a beautiful piece, it is afterall, a mass produced rifle & there are others that were built to fit a right handed shooter.
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