AR options for the Lefty?

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Re: AR options for the Lefty?

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:52 pm

flechero wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:13 pm
Went and visited my buddies ranch this am and he confirmed what you guys are saying. His 308 wasn't there but we did shoot the bolt guns and the kids got to shoot 22's. A super hot day but the morning was nice- we caught about 20 fish before we shot. :cheers2:

I will probably hit you guys up for some specific advice when I start to narrow the specifics down on this next purchase.

Thanks!
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Re: AR options for the Lefty?

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Post by oohrah » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:40 am

Just one other point - you will have difficulty selling a LH rifle if you decide to.

I'm a lefty and have never fired a LH rifle (22s, M-1s, M-16s) and never bothered me.
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Re: AR options for the Lefty?

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Post by flechero » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:09 am

oohrah wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:40 am
Just one other point - you will have difficulty selling a LH rifle if you decide to.
I actually like that point :biggrinjester: Keeps me from making a mistake! :lol:


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Post by Tex1961 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:37 am

I'm with oohrah, Plus I've been shooting righty's so long, I don't know if I could figure out how to shoot a left handed anything. Heck.. I have a set of left handed golf clubs in my attic that I can't give away... Which if your in the Plano / Frisco area and need a set. Let me know... :tiphat:
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Re: AR options for the Lefty?

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Post by flechero » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:49 am

Tex1961 wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:37 am
I'm with oohrah, Plus I've been shooting righty's so long, I don't know if I could figure out how to shoot a left handed anything. Heck.. I have a set of left handed golf clubs in my attic that I can't give away... Which if your in the Plano / Frisco area and need a set. Let me know... :tiphat:
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Re: AR options for the Lefty?

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Post by Tex1961 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:14 am

flechero wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:49 am
Tex1961 wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:37 am
I'm with oohrah, Plus I've been shooting righty's so long, I don't know if I could figure out how to shoot a left handed anything. Heck.. I have a set of left handed golf clubs in my attic that I can't give away... Which if your in the Plano / Frisco area and need a set. Let me know... :tiphat:
I hear ya- I play golf righty!
Kind of funny really... I can run a calculator, telephone key pad, and maybe a few power tools right handed, other than that...
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Re: AR options for the Lefty?

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Post by Lynyrd » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:59 am

flechero wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:09 am
oohrah wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:40 am
Just one other point - you will have difficulty selling a LH rifle if you decide to.
I actually like that point :biggrinjester: Keeps me from making a mistake! :lol:
What? Sell an AR? Who would do that? :biggrinjester:
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Post by BBYC » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:01 pm

I thought the standard charging handle was lefty. I got an ambi charging handle so I could run it right handed.
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Post by Tex1961 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:40 pm

I ordered a chicken and an egg from Amazon. . . I’ll let you know.

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Re: AR options for the Lefty?

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Post by LAYGO » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:16 pm

If you still haven't made a choice, Aero Precision has these ambidextrous lowers:
https://aeroprecisionusa.com/ar15-ambid ... lower.html
https://aeroprecisionusa.com/ar15-ambid ... r-fde.html

It has a pre-milled slot for an ambidextrous bolt catch, which is really difficult for the AR platform.

Now I know you said you wanted 308, but if you went AR15, here's an option.
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