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I'm looking into purchasing my first rifle. I'm a left-handed shooter, therefore, I'm in need of some advise. I'm looking at getting a Remington rifle. Preferably the 700P in .308, but I'm not sure if the rifle is available for left-handed folks. If not, which LH rifle (in .308) compares to the Remington 700P? I'm aware that Remington makes the 700VS in left hand, but is it as good as the 700P? What are the differences when you compare both?

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ACP8045,
The Remington 700 VS-LH uses the same barreled action as the 700P. The only difference is the stock and bolt arnt matte black and of course its left handed. Both are great choices.
 

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Although I have a Savage 10FP, I too am left-handed but have no problems using a right-handed rifle. Unless you've had previous experience teaching you that you cannot use a right-handed rifle, I suggest you first try the RH as it will give you a much wider range of variety in choosing rifles.

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I am a left handed shooter and have shot for 25 years with only right handed rifles. This would included flintlocks that have the hammer right in front of my face (shooting glasses mandatory). So unless you have an specific reason for a left hand rifle, I would say go with the right hand.

One thing you'll have an advantage with is in tactical shooting you can cycle the bolt and reload without taking your eye off of the target.
 

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The only thing that Jeff missed on the differencs is the VS has a lock on the bolt that is not on the P. This creates no real function difference that I am aware of, just another little key that can be easily lost.

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One thing you'll have an advantage with is in tactical shooting you can cycle the bolt and reload without taking your eye off of the target.
This is one very nice advantage to shooting a right handed rifle left handed, it should not be overlooked. I have thought of building a SC rifle left handed to be shot right handed for myself... but we'll see.

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I agree I really like shooting the 700RH even though I am a lefty. The Garand though is no fun, getting the clips in is pain, so I shoot them right handed.
 

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yeah, that would be a pain. Even the M16 is a pain for lefty's, but at least they put the brass deflector on the A2's.

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well one way that theyve fixed that is by making the right bolt left hand port model actions. same concept. Expensive actions though.
 

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yeah I bet that seems kind of like a custom set up. To be honest, I always shot all long guns right handed until Sniper School where they switched me on day two. Scores went up too. My grandfather was a sniper in WWII(converted in theater, nothing like OJT I guess), and he taught me to shoot right handed, cause he only had a right arm. So I just always shot long guns on the right, and pistols on the left, and shot well or so I thought. I knew the instructors were right in swithcing me as I felt comfortable in about 10 minutes time. I still shoot shotguns RH though, just feels more natural, and both eyes are open so I guess it doesnt matter as much. Anbody else had a similar experience.
 

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Interesting.

The only similar experience I have had is practicing left handed fire... boy do I feel awkward.... but hey, thats why you practice it

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