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Is there anybody thats a lefty shooting a right hand flintlock, my question is do you have any issues and is it neccesary to have a left hand rifle at all.
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I dont shoot that way but know some people that did. Wear safety glasses is my recommendation.
I shoot lefty and had a right hand muzzleloader.My biggest problem was the hot flecks of burning powder that hit my face.Now have a Lyman Deerstalker lefty and love it.No issues with the hot powder at all.
I shot a right handed gun for years with no issues at all . It's hard to wear saftey glasses while hunting but I always wear them at the range.Don't over fill the pan and you should be OK.
BUCKSLAYER15 said:
I shoot lefty and had a right hand muzzleloader.My biggest problem was the hot flecks of burning powder that hit my face.Now have a Lyman Deerstalker lefty and love it.No issues with the hot powder at all.
I had 2 righty's and sold both in a heartbeat. Had that happen on numerous occasions, even with glasses on. Not anymore!
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Right now is a rough time for finding them, especially used... since the season is all but a week away.

You won't regret a lefty if you so indeed shot a rifle left handed... it'll be the best decision you ever made.
Thatta boy!!!

You're going to be in love...

I really like the TC renegade line, but the more I shoot my Lyman, the more I am really starting to love it. They shoulder like a dream, and are nice to tote around. Accuracy is top notce for sure.
Thats what i hear!I've done my homework on them,and a few others,and choose the lyman!
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I am a lefty too. The only thing I have any issue with is the bright flash in front of my closed eye in low light conditions. Eye closed or not, it can be distracting. Just close your eye and shine a flashlight on it, same deal.
Look around and simply buy a lefty. Why take an unnecessary risk and shoot a righty?
I'm a lefty and I started in the 70's with a TC Hawken (RH). I couldn't hit squat, and don't remember how many deer I missed! I then purchased a RH Hatfield from Cabela's and the miserable shooting continued with this fine looking, but lousy shooting piece. That rifle went off so infrequently, I reread a book on the American Revolution to make sure we actually won the thing!

I saved my pennies, nickles, dimes, etc. and had a lefty built that is a fine looking wall-hanger, but I don't shoot it well. I finally had Brad Emig build me a lefty .54 cal. Yorktown that shoots straighter than I can shoot it. The Berks family was finally in the venison business!

By all means, get yourself a left-handed flinter. Your enjoyment of the sport will increase immediately, as will your shooting ability, but that is simply an old flinter's opinion.
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Thanks to everybody for the comments....you sold me I ordered a Left Hand Deerstalker form Mid South Shooters Supply this afternoon and will have it Monday. They got Pretty Good prices spent 400 bucks including shipping.
Can't go wrong with Lyman. I have 2 lefty GP and son has the Deerstalker. Been great guns!! Good Luck!!
I use to singe my beard all the time, I bought a Lyman Left Hand deer stalker and it ended that.....
Well....buddys dad.....would have been cheaper to shave??!!
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lyman great plains is a 1;66 twist made for patch roundball the more you shoot the bettrer it gets my boy shoots a 3shot group of half inch at fiftyyards he is still tryinto beat my group i shoot a poor boy 1;56 twist 3 shot group pretty much all holes touching
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