The Left Hand Of Bang*.

My article on left-handed long-range shooting on a budget is now available. I had a blast writing the article, and learning how to shoot long-range has made me want to shoot it more, mostly because it’s FUN!

The .308 Savage mentioned in the article is at Gulf Coast Precision Rifles as I type this, getting bedded into an MDT chassis and threaded for my SIG Sauer silencer. The optics on the gun are getting upgraded to a new, truly cool Primary Arms optic that’s coming out before SHOT, and then I’m headed out to train more and shoot more.

A question was asked in a Facebook group I belong to about how to avoid burnout. I’ve been writing about guns (professionally and otherwise) for over a dozen years now, and yeah, it does get kinda boring to write “Top Ten Guns For Concealed Carry” over and over and over again. This is how I avoid burnout: I get reasonably competent at one part of the sport, then move on to another.

 

* I’m kinda happy with how I managed to mashup two book titles into one with that headline.

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  1. Kevin,
    I grew up shooting right-handed bolt action rifles as a left-hander. There are some benefits to this, especially from a fixed position with a rest, such as a bipod. Running and gunning, not so much, depending on weapon, target, and rounds needed. Still, that’s how I learned to hunt. Sporterized Mauser, minus the huge scope, after dad planted the eyepiece in his brow.

    One potential benefit is single loading the chamber, which seems to be common, due to round OAL exceeding mag length. You can easily see the chamber area and load without disturbing your shooting position. Problems with ammo loading are more easily caught. This is predicated on working the bolt with your right hand and shooting with the left hand and left eye.

    I’ve seen right-handers doing this with left-handed guns, but it was not common, mostly due to the traditional higher cost and limited selection of good left-handed rifles.

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