Rifle Optics Question
I'm in need of some advice, and figured this would be the likely place to get the straight story.
I'm right handed, but left eye dominant. I grew up shooting rifles and shotguns left handed, but actually work them better from my right side. I was playing around with my red dot scope on a rifle today and found that if I turned my head a little to the right I could line my left eye up with the forward mounted red dot.
Now my question is, given that the 5.56 has minimal recoil, if I were to mount a red dot on a harder recoiling rifle, like a .308, in the forward position, would it be feasible to shoot it right handed but using my left eye as my dominant eye?
I'm wondering if the harder recoil would preclude shooting right handed? Any thoughts on this?
I can't seem to make this work with a traditional scope mount, or peep sights, but the scout set-up seems like it would accomodate this rather well. What say you all?
My plan, if this will work, is to sight the iron sights in for left handed shooting and then zero the red dot for right handed shooting. I'll test it next week with my AR and 10/22, but would like to have input from the members here as well.
Thank you all. Take care and stay safe,