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Need recomendation for unusual circumstances

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by C-grunt, May 15, 2006.

  1. C-grunt

    C-grunt Senior Member

    Jun 12, 2005
    Phoenix Az
    I want to get a rifle for my father. The problem is that he is left handed and blind in his left eye. Because of an accident when he was younger, his right hand doesnt work that well, so he cant shoot right handed. I was thinking of the TC pistols (do they make them in .223 or.308?). Any help from you guys would be great. Thanks
  2. Ohen Cepel

    Ohen Cepel Senior Member

    Feb 4, 2003
    Where they tell me to go
    Yes, they make them in .223 and even up to 45-70!

    I prefer the Contender myself. However, the Encore will allow you higher powered rounds if that's what you prefer. Get's pretty brutal at the high end though.

    I like the 7-30 Waters round for most medium sized game. Great round when put into the Contender.

    Great guns and hopefully will fit the bill for you Dad.
  3. rockstar.esq

    rockstar.esq Participating Member

    Dec 9, 2004
    The NEF "Handi rifle" line is similar to the Encore however it's only intended to be used as a rifle. The Handi rifles are very inexpensive and purchasing another barrel in a practice caliber would be an easy selling point. I would also suggest that you consder a scout style scope mount as these are intended to be used both eyes open. I know you said he's blind in one eye however this type of scope lends itself to less than perfect eye alignment more so than traditional mounts. Another fine option is the red dot type of sight which would not offer magnification however the confidence inspiring red dot might make shooting more fun for him. As for caliber, I'd suggest something sized appropriately for the intended game. You can't go wrong with a 30-30, 30-06, 308, for deer etc. However, if he's going to limit himself to shorter ranges (under 100 yds) you could consider a .44mag rifle. Ruger makes their deerfield carbine semiauto, Marlin and Rossi both make .44mag lever actions all of which are drilled and tapped for scope or red dot mounting. I hope this helps.

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