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Old 03-06-2008, 06:30 PM
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Hey guys,

My name is Scott and I'm new to bow shooting/hunting. I shoot left-handed and want to know ifaleft-handed guy can shoot a right-handed bow without problems. Can aRt.H bow be set-up for a lefty?? Any tips??

Ishot my buddies Rt.H bow (first time ever shooting), and it seemedto work fine since I hit where I was aiming at 30 yards. I tried shooting it right-handed,but my vision in my right eye is horriblesoI couldn't really tell a difference.As far as comfort goes.....it wasn't that great but I can live with it.

The peep hole was really "wide" and it wasn't"real easy" finding the center with the pin, but I don't know if that would be the same if I was shooting it the correct way???......bad vision sucks.

Anyhow, all of the deals I find or hear about are forright-handedbows. Not having all that much money, I don't want to invest in a lefty until I know I will stick with it. Plus, I could sell off a righty alot easier (at work or to a buddie) than a lefty. If I do stick with it, I imagine I will be invest more dough and go to the correct bow......unless I get really good shooting a righty!!!

Any help and advice is much appreciated.

Thanks,

Scott

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Left eye dominate

I do everything with my right-handed, but I do shoot firearms as a lefty would.
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:34 PM
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Default RE: Brand Nebie Question: Lt hand shooting Rt hand bow

If you are left handed and left eye dominant then shoot left handed but if you are right eye dominant shoot right handed.

I know plenty of lefties who shoot right handed because they are right eye dominant and I know some righties who shoot leftie for that very same reason.
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:37 PM
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Default RE: Brand Nebie Question: Lt hand shooting Rt hand bow

I guess I should have given more info.

I'm right handed-left eye dominate. I shoot rifles as a lefty, it always has felt real natural.


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Old 03-06-2008, 06:39 PM
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Default RE: Brand Nebie Question: Lt hand shooting Rt hand bow

You need to talk to RuttNutt.

He shoots both ways and he's pretty dang good at it.
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Aussie-guy,

So, it's not a rare or crazy thing for a left-eye dominate guy to shoot with a right-handed bow?? I know me being a right handed guy thats left eye dominate complicates thing. It confuses me too.

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Default RE: Brand Nebie Question: Lt hand shooting Rt hand bow

I'm right handed-left eye dominate. I shoot rifles as a lefty, it always has felt real natural.
Shoot leftie it might seem strange to start with but once you build up the muscles it will feel natural.
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:46 PM
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Default RE: Brand Nebie Question: Lt hand shooting Rt hand bow

When I grabbed the bow, I picked it up like a natural Lefty would. It felt comfortable (other than the grip).

I'm wondering if I'm throwing myself or the bow off?? It's setup for a righty.


Scott

Sorry, I'm really not an idiot. I'm just a really confused, crossed over newbie. I just don't if I'm asking the question right.......

What are the problems with alefty shooter holding and shootinga right handed bow like he would with a left-handed bow???

I think this is the least confusing way I can ask the question.

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Old 03-06-2008, 06:49 PM
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Default RE: Brand Nebie Question: Lt hand shooting Rt hand bow

I know you guys are thinking the same thing I am...........

Why not just get a left-handed bow???
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:30 PM
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Default RE: Brand Nebie Question: Lt hand shooting Rt hand bow

I had to change from right to left, due to eye dominance problems, the change over was not that bad...I still shoot right some of the time with no sights, more of a instint shooter right handed. As you can see I have both bows (Right & Left)
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Old 03-07-2008, 11:57 AM
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If I understand your question right (you want to shoot a right hand bow with your right hand on the grip and left hand anchored). The problem is how the cables run. On right hand bows the cables are offset to the right side and the shelf is cut away on the left of the bow to allow clearance and the quiver and sight mountsare on the right side. If you shoot this bow left handed the cables and quiver are going to interfere with your grip.You are going to have to reach around the cables to get your hand on the grip. I imagine the hand torque would be quite a problem also. If you are lefteye dominantshoot a left handed bow or learn to shoot with your right eye. Not sure if this is what you are asking so if not just disregard.
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