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Old 10-10-2003, 05:56 AM
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I have a bow for a left handed shooter and I am right handed. I have shot the bow several times with no problem. Any takes on this?
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Old 10-10-2003, 07:18 AM
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You should use a bow that is meant for you. " Several times" is not a good measure.
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Old 10-10-2003, 07:23 AM
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Does it feel good, It doesnt feel bad... I can hit a target at 40yds and I am getting better. Sell it, I can' t find anyone to buy a left hand bow for what it' s worth.
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Old 10-10-2003, 07:41 AM
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You will be much better off in the end dumping the lefty and getting a right handed bow. Take it from me, I am a lefty and end up demoing right handed bows most of the time because nobody stocks LH bows. While I can shoot a RH bow, my form does suffer. I would never consider hunting with one.

If you are looking to unload the bow, try the classifieds section on Archery Talk or Eders.com.

The members of AT just have a ball of a time buying and selling equipment at an astonishing rate....myself included.

BTW: what kind of bow is it..(make, model, draw length, poundage, etc....)
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Old 10-10-2003, 10:24 AM
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The bow is a Reflex Teton RFX is has a draw length of 27-30" and 50-60lbs draw. Split limb. 4pin fiber sight and a 4 arrow quiver.
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Old 10-10-2003, 02:25 PM
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I can vouch for the others on here. Believe me.... Sell the lefty bow (maybe to me! ) and get yourself outfitted with a righty bow. I am a lefty and have a lefty bow. I " tried" to shoot my buddies old Browning righty bow one time and I shot it lefty. Man, I missed the target about 6 feet to the left!! [] I can' t shoot righty no matter what I do (I' m left eye dominant).

I am a freak... I write lefty, shoot everything lefty, and play golf righty. I play a drum kit lefty, but yet, I play guitar righty. Here' s one that will throw you for a loop: I throw a baseball lefty, but throw a football righty. Go figure.... [&:]

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Old 10-10-2003, 02:52 PM
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I agree with others, you need to either shoot it left handed, or buy a right handed bow.

If you were shooting it left handed, it' s totally up to you. If you can shoot that bow well over a period of time, it doesn' t matter.

I have a friend that was severely burned in an industrial accident. Do to the severity of his injuries, and after about 3 years of recovery, he had to switch to a left handed bow if he wanted to continue to shoot. And in his second year of shooting that bow, he took the NFAA Indoor National Championship in the open class.
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Old 10-10-2003, 07:56 PM
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I wouldn' t worry about the hand as much as I would worry about which eye is dominant!!! Going from left to right or right to left seems vary difficult, but its not that bad. I did it. I think its more important to shoot with your dominant eye!

Good Luck!
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Old 10-10-2003, 08:44 PM
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Many who have come by my shop have seen me demonstrate shooting a bow with the opposite hand and drilling the ' X' with either hand. It can be done; but, consider the eye dominance first before you buy any other bow. I am right-handed and had to switch to left-handed due to a failing right eye. It is sooooo much better in many respects and I shoot much more comfortably.

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