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JWT
November 8, 2009, 09:10 AM
Family member recently lost sight in his right eye. He's not inclined to learn to shoot left handed as he's almost 70 yrs. old. Does anyone know where to find a decent offset scope mount that would allow him to use his left eye while shooting right handed?

Bailey Boat
November 8, 2009, 09:42 AM
Even if such a creature did exist the bullet path and the optical plane would only intersect at one specific range. Before, or after that specific point it would be off target dramaticly.....

fisherman66
November 8, 2009, 09:57 AM
I've seen a stock designed for a right handed shooter with a left eye dominant trait. The buttstock was scalloped out. I wouldn't dare use this kind of stock with a rifle with any significant recoil. I'd stick with 7-08 levels or lower.

Slopemeno
November 8, 2009, 11:14 AM
I've seen stocks bent using a stam box to allow a shooter that lost his sight in his dominant eye- I've also seen an offset mount.

Talk to your local gunsmith. I really don't see a huge issue with making a plate that would offset the scope a few inches to the left. I certainly would have undertaken a project like this. Props to your family member for not letting his diability get him down.

4V50 Gary
November 8, 2009, 11:16 AM
Restock the rifle as suggested.

Pahoo
November 8, 2009, 11:22 AM
Slopemeno + 1
Know such a feller that hunts ducks and coyotes as he became blind in his dominant eye. Have seen his offset goofy shotgun but not his rifle. According to him, they work and the brain got reprogramed just fine.


Be Safe !!!

Slopemeno
November 8, 2009, 04:10 PM
I fly r/c sailplanes heavily, and my friend/mentor was flying with us one day at a semi-secret spot. "Hey.." he said "Somethings...somethings going on with my eye"

His retina had just collapsed. He had numerous surgeries, staplings, laser treatments and so on for a year. Nothing worked. He finally had to live with the loss of the vision in that eye. He's still the hottest (not to mention crankiest) pilot on our hill, and flies combat with one eye better than I do using two eyes.

My hat's off to people who don't take it lying down.

drogo
November 8, 2009, 04:41 PM
New guy here. My G/F shoots that way, (R.hand/L. eye)
I have seen a setup like that awhile back. Looked like aluminum(?) arms attached to the rifle (cut-down scope
mounts?). At the other end a Weaver rail is mounted.
The distance from the rifle to the scope only has to be a
couple of inches, if that. Look at scopes mounted on ARs
carry handles, they are at least 2 inches above the barrel.

Any way, I work for a Heat Treat Co. as a ship'g/rcv'g clerk
and material movement technician (truck driver). Found
this Forum through another and it seems to be a very good
site.

THEZACHARIAS
November 9, 2009, 03:48 PM
They are used commonly in paintball in order to mount an optic on a marker with a feedneck at the top of the frame. Most any of the big scenario paintball online stores will have them. Cant speak to durability, but they're generally machined out of aluminum.

Here's a link with a few examples...
http://www.rockstartactical.com/category_s/143.htm

Slopemeno
November 9, 2009, 06:04 PM
Ah, I pre-date the "center-feed" era of paintball. The hot setup back then was to order a left-hand autococker to keep your feeder behind the bunker.
I even built a "powerfeed" (ala-Airgun Designs, welded, not a bolt-on) that move the feed to the left side of the gun on one customers cocker.

Good to know, in any event.