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    Being a right hand shooter, I have toyed with the thought of using a left hand rifle (bolt action) in competition.

    I do believe that I could improve my 'rapid fire' portion of the competition by using both hands.

    BTW -- this would be aided by the use of a bi-pod.

    Thoughts???

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    When I was a Scout/Sniper in the Corps, I knew several Snipers that were lefties. They were very fast when running from a supported, prone position........but not nearly as fast or smooth from other positions.

    What kind of competition are you talking about? If you are that concerned about the speed of your follow-up shots, get a semi-auto.

    If running a cack-handed bolt action was that much of an advantage, you'd see more folks doing it.
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      When I was a Scout/Sniper in the Corps, I knew several Snipers that were lefties. They were very fast when running from a supported, prone position........but not nearly as fast or smooth from other positions.

      What kind of competition are you talking about? If you are that concerned about the speed of your follow-up shots, get a semi-auto.

      If running a cack-handed bolt action was that much of an advantage, you'd see more folks doing it.[/b]
      The competition is referred to as 'Across the course'.

      300, 600, and 800 yard distances, with two rapid fire segments -- 1st one from 300 yards, beginning with the shooter standing then going to prone. One has 10 rounds to get off in 60 seconds.

      The other rapid fire in the sequence is much the same, but at 800 yards, with 70 seconds to deliver the 10 rounds.

      I would agree with going to a semi auto, yet, my greatest competitor is me

      IOW -- it's great to win, yet another thing to score what one scores, with the extra handicap.

      Thanks for the response!!

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      • #4
        I'm familiar with across the course.........shot it competitively in the Corps, but we used M14's or M16's.
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        It's knowing that when I get up in the morning and my feet hit the floor, the Devil says, "Shit! He's awake!"

        Shortly before World War I, the German Kaiser was the guest of the Swiss government to observe military maneuvers. The Kaiser asked a Swiss militiaman: "You are 500,000 and you shoot well, but if we attack with 1,000,000 men what will you do?" The soldier replied: "We will shoot twice and go home."

        "There are so many Russians, and our country so small, where will we find room to bury them all?" - anonymous Finnish soldier

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          Left hand right feed and right hand left feed actions were made by Savage for competitors, mainly F class which is prone with a bipod. They worked pretty good for that. It's a uni-tasker though.

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