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22lr bolt action for a lefty.

Discussion in 'Rimfire' started by avvidclif, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. avvidclif

    avvidclif RFTW 2010

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    I have a grandson who love to shoot. He's 10 and small so a youth model might be best. Right now he's shooting a Ruger American Rimfire that has the 2 stock lengths but it's right handed.

    What options are out there??
     


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  2. Bozz10mm

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    Or......I've been a lefty for some time now. Shot right-handed weapons all my life. I've done ok. If I'd cut my teeth on a LH, I'd probably trip & fall when required to shoot a RH weapon. My Drill Instructor didn't seem to care that I was lefty.
     
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  4. EZ-E

    EZ-E III%er TGT Supporter

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    Being left handed my self, imo a right hand bolt gun works better for a lefty to throw the bolt. Your trigger hand doesnt have to come off the reciever to throw the bolt. My 2nd .22lr as a kid was a Sears model 282 bolt action. Being left handed in a right hand word I've had to adapt to everything. Even right handed AR's I prefer as long as the safety is an ambi life is good.
    I have a Ruger American in .17hmr that is right handed & i think works well for a lefty... just my .02
     
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  5. GeorgeS

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    As previously posted, get him a Savage.

    My first lefty rimfire was an Anschutz 1416LD that I bought on eBay (yes, eBay allowed gun sales!) years ago, but these are expensive now.
     
  6. avvidclif

    avvidclif RFTW 2010

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    Thanks for the info. Searching for one didn't work too well.
     
  7. GeorgeS

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    You're welcome. There are plenty of LH Savage rimfires on Gunbroker. Based on past sales, a LH Anschutz will cost you $1000 or more.
     
  8. lefty14615

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    I am a lefty as well. CZ makes a great LH 22 and it is classy too. There is the contender option and of course Savage. Savage makes some very good stuff and stand behind as well.
     
  9. zackmars

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    i shoot rifles left handed, and all my guns are right handed.

    I wouldn't seek out a LH rifle unless it was a bullpup, and even then, I'd rather get an optic that plays well with my right eye
     
  10. Deimos

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    CZ 452 are still available. https://gunwatcher.com/cz 452-for-sale-in-stock/guns-best-price-link
     


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