Great News For Lefties!


March 25, 2008, 10:35 PM

I'd heard that left hand bolt Tikka's were on sale at one of the auction websites. Supposed to be at really good prices too. So, I did a little research & found the shop: Tanner's, in Jamison PA. I called, gave the credit card number & all was set. Or so I thought.

Come to find out, there was a minor C-C problem, which was easily cleared up. The total of the charge was $399.99, the gun was supposed to cost $395.00, plus S&H, a four dollar discrepancy, right? But whoa! No, the whole cost was $399.00 delivered!! The price of the gun was $379.00, with S&H of $20.00.

Yeah, the lefies win one for once. And as far as I know, you can too. Fellow lefties, the word is now out. Go get 'em!!


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March 26, 2008, 12:40 AM
I found a link ( this the right place?

March 26, 2008, 12:47 AM
Can't find a left handed AR15 now can ya leftie :neener:

March 26, 2008, 12:50 AM
^^^ Actually Stag Arms ( them.

March 26, 2008, 12:54 AM

March 26, 2008, 12:58 AM

Oh yea, Go Bucks!

March 26, 2008, 12:59 AM
Actually Stag Arms makes them
As does DPMS - Panther Southpaw Complete Rifle ( - Full line of left hand upper parts (

Edit to add: OSU is 0-9 against the SEC.

March 26, 2008, 08:23 AM

That would be the place.


March 26, 2008, 09:48 AM
What caliber did you get? What model/calibers do they stock?

March 26, 2008, 01:17 PM
As far as calibers go it looks like they have .270, 30-06, 300WSM, and 270WSM in the T3 Lite LH model for the 379.00 price.
As of 10 minutes ago they have one less 30-06 :D Now I have to decide on a scope. Any suggestions?
Thanks for the heads-up, CB900F ;)

March 26, 2008, 01:55 PM
I'm left handed, but I learned to shoot right handed.

March 26, 2008, 02:08 PM

March 26, 2008, 03:07 PM

Oh yeah, all kinds of suggestions, but to be practical about the subject, I have to ask the following question: What's the budget?

I've bought, sold, and traded, a fair amount of glass over the years. I'll always try to suggest something that I have personal experience with. But, I've got a pretty wide range of cost on the stuff too.


March 26, 2008, 03:08 PM
Great price! I want to buy but I'm on vacation at the moment and already spending lots of money = |

March 26, 2008, 05:25 PM
Sorry CB900, I know that was a pretty broad question.
How about the best 3-9x40 scope for 250.00 or less? I think something in that neighborhood should suit my needs.

March 26, 2008, 05:27 PM
I am jealous... I wanted one... a nice T-3 Tactical in .300 WM but changed my mind when I saw a price tag of 1900 Euros... :eek:

Navy joe
March 26, 2008, 06:10 PM
XT: Best under $250 3-9x? Leupold VXII. Found mine like new used for $150, but to be fair that's kinda a steal.

As far as left handed rifles, as soon as I find a left handed Savage 16 action I will build my first. Other than that my only concession ever to my correct handedness has been ambi safties on my 1911s. Wouldn't touch a left-handed AR, I want to be able to find spare bolt carrier group pieces anywhere.

Wes Janson
March 26, 2008, 06:31 PM
What about .308? :(

March 26, 2008, 07:15 PM
Now I have to decide on a scope. Any suggestions?Put a Leupold 3X9 on my LH 30-06 over 25 years ago, so far no call to change it, doubt I ever will.

March 26, 2008, 10:21 PM

OK, here goes. I recently put a Leupold VXII 3-9X 40mm on a coyote gun I have. It replaced a 1995 vintage Weaver V-9. This is not the only Leupold I've had, but it is the first of the VX series rather than the older Vari-X series. It is an excellent value for the dollar. I'm very satisfied with it.

However, I also have a Weaver Grand Slam 3.5-10X on a .30-06 that is a very fine value too. The current Natchez catalog shows that scope in black matte at $249.99

The Leupold is above your budget figure, has a lifetime warranty, and has no flies on it. The Weaver is at your budget, also has fine glass, and does not have the warranty. Shipping is gonna be the same for either, but does add cost. How hard is your budget?

Somebody here is eventually going to suggest the Burris. I've had two scopes & some other Burris product. With one, what is to me -rare- exception, I've had nothing but problems with Burris products. I literally gave one scope away. And I happen to know that the current owner is dissatisfied with it. The gunsmith that bedded his gun said: "Jeez that scope sucks". I'd sent it in for warranty & was told that all was within spec. My .02, you can do better elsewhere.

Nikon has some of the best glass at the most reasonable price for it, in the world IMHO. However, the Buckmasters scopes simply aren't Monarchs. But, the 3-9X matte 40mm is $199.95 at Natchez. This gets you the scope and shipping under budget, with excellent bang for the buck as it were, but lacking the Leupold warranty.

Finally, above budget, is the Zeiss Conquest 3-9X. I have the 3.5-10X mil-dot on another gun, not this particular scope. The Zeiss 3-9X will retail right at $400.00. The clarity & resolution are simply outstanding, & all reports are that the quality holds right across the line.

Hope this helps, 900F

March 26, 2008, 11:47 PM
Thanks for the reply 900F.
I've owned a few Leupolds and have never had a problem with any of them, so I'm sure the VXII would be a good choice and not that far out of my price range. I've seen them as low as 279.00 + shipping.
Does anyone have any thoughts on the new Nikon Team Primos 3-9x40 scope with BDC reticle I see advertised? Some folks claim they are the same as a Monarch. At 199.00 from SWFA they would seem like a real bargain. Might be something to think about also. Nikon also has a lifetime warranty. Later,

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