Finding LH Hunting Rifles

tclipse

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How are you lefties managing to find hunting rifles these days?

I'm using a 25-year-old left-handed Ruger M77 .270 which has never let me down for East Coast whitetail, but I'm looking for a new LH setup and it has been an absolute trip trying to find anything under $2k in stock.

I'm looking for something lightweight with a synthetic stock chambered in something good enough for elk hunting. Any ideas?
 

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Left hand Tikka T3Xs pop up every little bit. I think you can find Christensens, too.
 
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2muchhp

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I shoot right handed guns. Out of ? guns the only lefty I have is a rem 1100.
 

Nickziegler

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I have had a left hand 308 T3X lite on order since August from scheels. This sucks

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2muchhp

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That being said I have pursued lefties and would love to see how I shoot a bolt lefty.
 

Spoonbill

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Ruger has a stainless m77 in 6.5 creed and 300 win, but the stock is wood so you would have to replace it. I know McMillan makes left hand ruger stocks, not sure if anyone else does.
Weatherby and savage has some options as well.
 

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It took me nearly 3 years to find my LH Browning BAR w/nickel receiver in 30-06. Constantly checked GB and various other sites. I got word that Browning was going to be making a limited production run on them, got ahold of the model number from Browning and waited. Finally got a hit on GB. It was up for 11 minutes when I bought it. It was worth the wait.
 

ericwh

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Tikkas. I bought a 7mm rem on here used and there was just a .30-06 in the classifieds as well...

They are available new occasionally as well. Less now than before... I've bought 2 new.
 

LuvDog

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Echo the others... Lefty Tikkas have been popping up on various sites. I'm guessing the US just got a recent shipment.
 
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BTW, your 270 would be fine for elk…
My .270 is on a wood stock with a 3-9x Leopold and it's been my whitetail setup since I was a teenager. In my deer woods the shots are under 100 yards and I'm dialed in with it for that use case, I don't want to make changes to it so I'm adding to the roster.
 

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I have 2 LH Weatherby Rifles for sale right now. One is a Mark V Deluxe in 300 wby mag, and the other is a Mark V Ultra Lightweight in 7mm REM Mag. Selling to (partially) fund the new Gunwerks Clymr Ti that I just ordered.


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Socal858

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I know there was one or two lefty tikkas at sportsman down here in SoCal that have been sitting for a bit. I think one was 6.5 and maybe the other was a 300WSM
 

Holocene

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+1 on a lefty Tikka at Sportsman's Warehouse.

Go to their website and 1) do a product search and if you can't find anything in stock then 2) submit your email for a notification of when it will be back in stock.

Another online supplier that has them from time to time is Midwest Gun Works. Great company for parts, too.

I got a LH 6.5 cm back in August from Sportsman's and had it rigged up for a Nevada cow elk hunt this December. I sold my righty bolts (shot them for years) and took the plunge. Liking it so far.

You could find many LH used rifles on Gunbroker if you want to go that route...
 

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Here’s one.

 

cody21peterson

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I got my hopes up for the bergara mglite but nope! Right hand only


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Lefty tikkas and brownings pop up with a good selection of calibers if you keep an eye out.

You could also take the 2k and spend 1k on a good scope and 1k on ammo or reloading tools and a shooting course and be way ahead with your current rifle. It will kill whitetail and elk just fine and you'll be proficient in different situations with the practice.

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+1 on a lefty Tikka at Sportsman's Warehouse.

Go to their website and 1) do a product search and if you can't find anything in stock then 2) submit your email for a notification of when it will be back in stock.

Another online supplier that has them from time to time is Midwest Gun Works. Great company for parts, too.

I got a LH 6.5 cm back in August from Sportsman's and had it rigged up for a Nevada cow elk hunt this December. I sold my righty bolts (shot them for years) and took the plunge. Liking it so far.

You could find many LH used rifles on Gunbroker if you want to go that route...

I've submitted my email and am thinking that playing the waiting game on the Tikka is the play.

I've done some looking on Gunbroker, most of the rifles with the features I'm looking for (for less than $2500) are the two CA lefty models (Mesa/Ridgeline) and I've heard enough QC horror stories to be turned off by those.

Not much stock or selection out there right now, damn shame.
 

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