Any other left-handed suggestions/options would be appreciated.
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November 10, 2006, 01:31 AM
Stag Arms makes a dedicated lefty AR. Lest you forget, all falling block, rolling block, and break action single shots are "equal opportunity". The Thompson Center contender line holds up the needed accuracy however it's not a repeater. A completely unconventional suggestion would be that FN P90 thing that dumps the emptys out of a "chute" at the front of the gun. What it lacks in precision it makes up for in weird, tacticool and lefty compliant features. Plus the 5.7 round is a glorified .22Mag which is fine for varminting at shorter ranges. As for the bolt actions I'd heartilly endorse the Savage. Reason being that the Savage 10/110 action was designed to be made for either left or right handed shooters. It's a shame that ejection continues to be right sided because slide actions would offer the ambi features but it'd suck having brass in your teeth!
Oh and heres another off the wall ambi gun! The Baikal over under rifle line is availible http://www.baikalcanada.com/rifles_combo_94express.htm
Sadly they don't offer it in .223 which I thought they once did as that would be a hillariously cool lefty varminter!
Here's a Merkel drilling with a .22Hornet along with .243Win and 30-06 spg!
How friggin cool would that be?!? Now as to price......
I'm not a lefty and I don't have the money to spend on any of the options listed other than my Right handed Savage model 10 which has been a good rifle so far. The accuracy alone makes the Savage more "valuable" in my book. Still and all, those drillings are powerfully cool long arms and at some point my financial lifting capacity might heft one aboard. Till then I'll live vicariously through the lucky souls who do have 'em!
November 10, 2006, 01:42 AM
Get the Savage.
I'm left handed, own 3, and frequently swap barrels on them. Accurate and less costly than other brands. Plus the A-trigger is pretty sweet for a standard factory trigger.
Here is a pic of some 120gr Nosler BT's @ 100 yards. 5 shot group measured at .774 from a sporter config rifle (orginally was a 10FLP, in .308, but converted it to 7mm-08).