December 14th, 2016, 09:30 AM
Join Date: Jul 2013
I shoot left handed,and have the RPR. No issues for me. I prefer to cycle a bolt with my right hand while keeping my left hand on the trigger. Most of my shooting is supported with some type of support. Right hand is free for work.
Originally Posted by JustinB60
I'm looking for a rifle that could be used for long range competitions but also flex over to hunting duty from time to time. Another thing that I want is detachable mags but this isn't a hard requirement I guess. With these goals I wanted to focus on getting the best accuracy I could at the lowest weight possible, within reason. So I have done my research and my conclusion was a Tikka T3x CTR in 308, other competitors were RPR and Remington 700 R5. The Tikka T3x CTR in 308 is 1MOA or better rifle that weighs in at a reasonable 7.5lbs and has most of the goodies out of the box to be flexed to amatuer high precision range work. For a while I looked at Remington 700 R5 in various barrel lengths/stock configurations but the weight of the rifle was just too much to be used for anything but competition/range purposes. The only other rifle that I have seriously considered is the Ruger Precision Rifle (RPR). The main reason the RPR rifle was on my list, even though its right around 10 lbs before optics, is i've heard you can use M14 mags in them without many issues and I've heard they are very nice from an ergo standpoint.
Anyway I'll get down to the point of my rambling, after all of my research I find out they DO NOT SELL Tikka T3x CTR in left hand variant in the US! The Tikka website will claim they do but what they really mean is they make left hand variants for other countries, just not the US. So what I wanted to ask is who here knows of a good rifle that fits my criteria that is left hand friendly? Is the RPR or Tikka T3x CTR left hand friendly? I don't necessarily need the bolt on the left side I just want safety and mag release (if equipped with mags) to be Ambi and, more importantly, the stock and bolt throw to work for left handers without smacking my big nose with my hand. Any help on this is much appreciated!