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Old 11-01-2011, 19:35   #1
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Left handed bolt rifle suggestions?

Howdy all-

Sucks being left handed, especially when looking for a bolt gun.

I'm looking for something to play with at the range to get my target shooting skills up. I looked at the Savage MKII GL but the banana-esque mag sticking out kills it for me. I'm looking for something a little more refined but that isn't going to break the bank. Too bad there isn't a MKII TR in a left handed version.

The CZ 452 American looks promising. Truth be told, I'm kinda partial to a synthetic stock.

Thoughts?
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:37   #2
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IIRC savage has a lower capacity mag for the mkii.

Look at the other mkii models on savages web site and you can see it.
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Old 11-02-2011, 19:33   #3
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Savage makes 5 round mags in addition to the 10 round mags. When I saw the thread title though, CZ was my first thought. It's a classy .22 and it is unbelievably accurate. Mine is right handed, but I see ne reason why the left handed version wouldn't be just as accurate.
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:40   #4
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Cool. Thanks guys!
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:37   #5
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When I was looking for my left-hand bolt .22 I looked Savages but they didn't do it for me. I went with a CZ 452 American. It's a great little gun, and the factory mag is a 5 rounder. They do make a 10 round mag if you decide you want one. Only downside is that the mags are expensive ($30+).
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:39   #6
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I have a Remington 581L and love it. They do show up once in a while at gun shows/shops. 24 or 26" barrel and a tack driver, Mike.
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Old 11-17-2011, 00:34   #7
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I went with a savage when I bought my .17. Stacked the first 3 shots out of it on top of each other.... Almost went with the CZ but that lil 17 is tack driver. If your not on a tight budget anschutz are hard to beat.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:31   #8
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As long as the grip or stock isn't some weird shape that makes it impossible to shoot it left handed, just learn to work the bolt on a standard rifle.

My ex had a TC that I couldn't shoot because the grip was molded for use in the right hand, and that was weird. Come to think of it, she had a Makarov that had the same thing. Couldn't shoot that either.

But I have no problem working the bolt with my right. I kinda like it because if I ever had to rapid fire, I could do it faster than a righty could.

P.S. Yeah, I know it's a movie, but check out how the American sniper (Barry Pepper) in "Saving Pvt. Ryan" works his rifle. He's a lefty shooter with a right handed bolt action.

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Old 11-17-2011, 12:02   #9
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I really want a MkII left handed. I had a right handed version which I loved, even if I had to reach across the rifle to work the bolt.
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Old 12-12-2011, 23:49   #10
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I'm left handed and have always used right handed bolt actions. I never had the option of a left handed version so I just got used to using my right hand to work the bolt...it's not so bad.
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