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WTB youth/light caliber left handed rifle
« on: October 20, 2019, 08:51:36 PM »
Looking for a left handed deer rifle for my daughter. Shes a toothpick 11 year old so need something on the smaller side of things but looking for quality rifle with or without a scope..

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Re: WTB youth/light caliber left handed rifle
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2019, 10:15:05 PM »
 Just a suggestion, at 11, you might just get her used to shooting from the other side. Itís worked for several kids Iíve helped, they adjust pretty quickly at that age.  :twocents:

 That being said, Iíve got a couple youth rifles if you would like to borrow them and see how she does.
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Re: WTB youth/light caliber left handed rifle
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2019, 05:53:52 AM »
My daughter is left handed and I put her on a righty rifle just due to the limitation on choices for youth left handed rifles.  You can pick up a Ruger American or Savage Axis for really bargain prices, even left when they are on sale.

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Re: WTB youth/light caliber left handed rifle
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2019, 06:07:50 AM »
My daughter is left handed and I put her on a righty rifle just due to the limitation on choices for youth left handed rifles.  You can pick up a Ruger American or Savage Axis for really bargain prices, even left when they are on sale.

I bought the axis for my kids.  Really tiny framed daughter and it works great. 

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Re: WTB youth/light caliber left handed rifle
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2019, 06:11:56 AM »
Iíd be more concerned with eye dominance.
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Re: WTB youth/light caliber left handed rifle
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2019, 11:38:31 AM »
Picked up a youth model Ruger American in 7mm-08 for my wife earlier this year and she loves it.   Shoots really well and the recoil is minimal.    I struggled my whole life shooting right handed guns.  I am extremely left eye dominant and never could adjust to shooting right.  Finally splurged and bought my own left handed bolt gun and now I will never shoot anything else.  So much more comfortable to shoot and working the action is much smoother so follow up shots are quicker and more accurate.

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Re: WTB youth/light caliber left handed rifle
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2019, 03:46:25 PM »
If she is left eye dominant than I would stick with left hand. I would pick up a Ruger American youth model 243.

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Re: WTB youth/light caliber left handed rifle
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2019, 08:44:30 PM »
She is definitely left eye dominant... I will keep looking thanks guys

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Re: WTB youth/light caliber left handed rifle
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2019, 11:30:27 PM »
Here's a thought:

AR-15 chambered in 350 Legend?

You could get one for under $400 from Bear Creek Arsenal.

I'm  lefty, but my ARs aren't.   It doesn't bother me.

Also, recoil would be very manageable.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2019, 11:38:34 PM by Dan-o »
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Re: WTB youth/light caliber left handed rifle
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2019, 05:47:53 AM »
Savage axis youth left hand 7mm-08. Special ordered one for my kid. Not that expensive.
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