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player11111 05-09-2012 03:12 PM

.308 Semi-automatic
 
hey everyone, so I just inherited a browning .308 semi auto, but I'm left handed. I have been reassured by my uncle that I will not get powder burn from the casing discharging in front of my face but I am not sure. What do you guys think?

Player

mountainman13 05-09-2012 03:17 PM

Welcome to FTF.
It shouldn't be an issue.
I'm right handed and have shot left hand flintlocks without issue a bolt action should be no problem.

player11111 05-09-2012 03:20 PM

This is a semi auto, it automatically discharges spent casings. Sorry if i seem scared, but I just got my gun license in canada and want to avoid injury.

jjfuller1 05-09-2012 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by player11111 (Post 795054)
hey everyone, so I just inherited a browning .308 semi auto, but I'm left handed. I have been reassured by my uncle that I will not get powder burn from the casing discharging in front of my face but I am not sure. What do you guys think?

Player


you should be okay. the problems you may face will be hot brass ejecting towards your arm/body. and the safety may work the "wrong" direction than you think it should. go shoot to your hearts content. maybe pay close attention to the brass the first couple shots.

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Originally Posted by mountainman13 (Post 795058)
Welcome to FTF.
It shouldn't be an issue.
I'm right handed and have shot left hand flintlocks without issue a bolt action should be no problem.


he said semi. not bolt sillygoose ;P

mountainman13 05-09-2012 03:24 PM

Lmfao guess I need another cup of coffee. Brb

player11111 05-09-2012 03:24 PM

thanks for the help guys! I really appreciate it

c3shooter 05-09-2012 03:29 PM

You MAY be hit by the fired casing being ejected. You should not have an issue with powder burns. While the bolt does retract rather quickly, the bullet is quicker. By the time the action opens and ejects the brass, bullet is well down range, and powder gasses should not be coming out of the ejection port.

BTW, if that rifle is a Browning BAR, I think you will be pleasantly surprised. The Brownings are very accurate for autoloaders, durable and reliable.

player11111 05-09-2012 03:33 PM

how much damage will being hit by a fired casing cause? and it is a browning bar, i was told it is worth around $1000

canebrake 05-09-2012 03:34 PM

You do wear glasses while shooting don't ya? :confused:

You should be good but you could get a Nomex balaclava. :p

jjfuller1 05-09-2012 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by player11111 (Post 795081)
how much damage will being hit by a fired casing cause? and it is a browning bar, i was told it is worth around $1000

ejected cases are very hot!. after all a major explosion just took place inside of them. on contact with skin they tend to burn very fast. so maybe wear a long sleeve shirt or jacket. after having several cases hit me i tend to not want that to happen. the burns hurt. the actual amount of force they hit you with does not


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