Spotting Scope Use by a Left-Eyed, Left-Handed Shootess

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Spotting Scope Use by a Left-Eyed, Left-Handed Shootess

Post by WaltnTyr on Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:22 pm

Howdy, Foax! I’m seeking y’all’s expert advice on the issue of spotting scopes! (Whoa!  NOT with regard to which scope is best!) In brief, my better 3/4s wants to participate in BE competition, but I have insufficient experience to advise her with regard to the placement and use of a spotting scope. Why? Because unlike her I am not (1) blind in my right eye, and (2), I am not left-handed.  Assuming, therefore, a left-eyed and left-handed shootess, a moderately-sized shooting table, the standard pistol box, a shell deflector, and a shell catcher:

First, where should her scope be positioned?

Second, should her eyepiece be straight or angled?


Many thanks in advance! Your guidance and suggestions are always sincerely appreciated!

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Re: Spotting Scope Use by a Left-Eyed, Left-Handed Shootess

Post by rreid on Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:29 pm

I'm left- handed, but right eye dominant, so I shoot right-handed. That being said, I would have the shooting box on the left side so I could attach the brass deflector to it, and use angled spotting scope.

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Re: Spotting Scope Use by a Left-Eyed, Left-Handed Shootess

Post by Christopher Miceli on Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:47 pm

Lefty shooter here, every this is setup like a right hand shooter

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Re: Spotting Scope Use by a Left-Eyed, Left-Handed Shootess

Post by robert84010 on Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:49 pm

I am in my right mind and I also use my left eye. If a person saw my gun box on the bench they would not be able to tell if I was right handed or left handed. An angled eyepiece would be a plus, I don't have one but I could see that it could lessen some twisting to look in the eyepiece.

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Re: Spotting Scope Use by a Left-Eyed, Left-Handed Shootess

Post by james r chapman on Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:59 pm

setup as a right hander. just position yourself for a short lean to the scope.

I tried it on the right side, you get pelted by the shooter on the left, and you have no place to place your shell catcher.

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Re: Spotting Scope Use by a Left-Eyed, Left-Handed Shootess

Post by WaltnTyr on Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:16 pm

Thank you, Gentlemen! Looks like left side and angled eyepiece it is! This seems to have been among the most easily answered questions I have ever asked!

Best wished & regards, Walt

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Re: Spotting Scope Use by a Left-Eyed, Left-Handed Shootess

Post by SMBeyer on Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:09 pm

I don't know why a Lefty would want an angled eye piece.  It makes you turn your head more than a straight.  With a straight all I have to do is lean back a little.  I don't think I could even make an angled work for me without getting out of my shooting position each time.

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Re: Spotting Scope Use by a Left-Eyed, Left-Handed Shootess

Post by james r chapman on Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:13 pm

With an angled I don't have to crowd the box and I can use my plano right eye to see the target

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Re: Spotting Scope Use by a Left-Eyed, Left-Handed Shootess

Post by Christopher Miceli on Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:30 pm

james r chapman wrote:With an angled I don't have to crowd the box and I can use my plano right eye to see the target
What he said.

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Re: Spotting Scope Use by a Left-Eyed, Left-Handed Shootess

Post by SMBeyer on Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:04 pm

I would have to go to a chiropractor after every match if I used my right eye and an angled eye piece!

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Re: Spotting Scope Use by a Left-Eyed, Left-Handed Shootess

Post by kgs113 on Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:43 pm

I'm a lefty and set my box on the right with an angled scope.  Just have to lean forward a little to use the scope.  Made my own brass catcher and have it mounted on my box.

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