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Hi, I am interested in buying a rifle...but I hardly know anything about them. All I know for sure I want
  • to make a clean kill up to 200 yards away or more
  • something that would be nice to use during target shooting
  • Would be nice to have a chamber in it
  • left handed
Now..I just noticed when I was looking on the internet. They make left handed scopes to. Any point of view on that? I would think left handed and right handed scopes would be the same?

Any input?
 

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I have a somewhat painful response for you. Afew years ago I had 5 deer crashing around my stand and the one doing most of the crashing was a fine looking 8 pt and I was trying like heck to squirm silently in the stand to get a shot. Well after most of the deer ran off the buck stopped about 75 yds to my right, way right. So instead of trying to twist myself in half trying get a right handed shot I thought I'd be clever and pull off a lefty shot. I aimed steadily just like normal and shot. I hit the buck far back (guts) and he went tearing off crazily and I knew that I was in trouble. I gave quite some time then went to look for blood, tracks, fur, anything. I found a slight trail of blood and tracks and moved on it just a little ways and I ended up kicking the deer up with hid guts literally dragging on the ground. Right then and there I backed out, went home and called my old man. We looked for 2 days and found nothing and we were both very familiar with the area. A long story but I learned that my first time shooting left was my last time. I don't know if it was a case of what eyes dominant or the scope was adjusted to my right eye or what?
 

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I have a somewhat painful response for you. Afew years ago I had 5 deer crashing around my stand and the one doing most of the crashing was a fine looking 8 pt and I was trying like heck to squirm silently in the stand to get a shot. Well after most of the deer ran off the buck stopped about 75 yds to my right, way right. So instead of trying to twist myself in half trying get a right handed shot I thought I'd be clever and pull off a lefty shot. I aimed steadily just like normal and shot. I hit the buck far back (guts) and he went tearing off crazily and I knew that I was in trouble. I gave quite some time then went to look for blood, tracks, fur, anything. I found a slight trail of blood and tracks and moved on it just a little ways and I ended up kicking the deer up with hid guts literally dragging on the ground. Right then and there I backed out, went home and called my old man. We looked for 2 days and found nothing and we were both very familiar with the area. A long story but I learned that my first time shooting left was my last time. I don't know if it was a case of what eyes dominant or the scope was adjusted to my right eye or what?
This is why I'm planning to do a lot of target shooting before shooting my first deer. So i can get the feel of my new baby :wub:
 

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That's the way to do it. You'll end up knowing your rifle better than your best friend. I never ever switch calibers, I always stick to my 06. I love it and it loves me. HA HA HA HA
 

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I personally am a lefty also. My current weapon of liking.

Remington Model 700 BDL
30-06 Bolt Action
Stainless with laminated stock
Leopold VariX-II 3-9

This gun for me has been very tight. I love shooting it, however it runs around 700 for starters.
 

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I like my pop's ruger no.1 .220 swift because it is a ambidextrous rifle and I am left eye dominant. And yes does mater which eye is dominant, shooting with your "off" eye will cause a bad shot as timberghost learned the hard way.
 

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I like my pop's ruger no.1 .220 swift because it is a ambidextrous rifle and I am left eye dominant. And yes does mater which eye is dominant, shooting with your "off" eye will cause a bad shot as timberghost learned the hard way.

Thanks for the clarification, my buddies all said that I just can't shoot for dung, but I knew there was a different more reasonable explanation for that.:wallbash::crybaby::mad:
 
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