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Old 10-25-2020, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default Switching from right hand to left hand bow.

Have any of you switched from right to left or vice Versa? I hurt my right shoulder and switched my compound with ease but donít know how it will be with my recurve. I miss shooting my recurve and want to get back to it but my only option is surgery or just switching hands.
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Old 10-25-2020, 08:08 PM   #2
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Eye dominance will be the biggest issue I imagine. Lining up sights is one thing but no sight would be tough.

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Old 10-25-2020, 08:13 PM   #3
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I actually did for a bum shoulder put an Eye patch on and shot good for that season just have to practice
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Old 10-25-2020, 09:03 PM   #4
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Iím sure there will be a learning curve, but it most certainly can be done, and has been done by a lot of folks for different reasons.

I would think it would be a little easier for you if you have already switched with the compound.

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Old 10-25-2020, 11:40 PM   #5
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I switched from left to right.
Right eye dominant was main reason.
After about a week it all seemed normal; I could shoot equally bad either hand!
Most painful part was buying new equipment.
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Old 10-25-2020, 11:56 PM   #6
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Originally shot RH w/ an eye patch. Got my first LH bow once I realized I was left eye dominant. I do everything RH except shoot, both archery and gun. Itís worth the switch! Honestly Iíve taught myself to shoot my rifles both LH and RH, but prefer LH now.
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Old 10-30-2020, 06:05 AM   #7
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I switched from right to left many years ago, it was about the dominant eye for me, has been wonderful for me.
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Old 10-30-2020, 09:58 AM   #8
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I shoot right handed but am left eye dominant. I’ve thought about switching for many years just haven’t tried yet. I’ve always wondered how hard it would be to relearn muscle memory after all these years.
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Old 10-30-2020, 08:20 PM   #9
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I shoot right handed but am left eye dominant. Iíve thought about switching for many years just havenít tried yet. Iíve always wondered how hard it would be to relearn muscle memory after all these years.
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Same boat as Redbone, plus my bows are right handed and would take a while to switch them out.
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Old 11-26-2020, 06:06 PM   #10
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I shoot left and right handed. I'm naturally left handed left eye dominant and have always shot left and right handed. I find little to no change in accuracy.
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