I have to learn to handle/shoot rifles all over again.
HOLY COW! What an amazing difference it makes to actually shoot with your dominant eye!
I'm a righty, with a dominant left eye. I've known this since cub scouts but I've always handled rifles as a righty anyway. Pistols I have managed to shoot with the correct eye, but holding a rifle on the left just feels wrong. That said, I'm a believer now and making the change. For the first time ever I tried shooting with the left eye and it was GOOD.
I was playing with some reloads and my AR and a 4x scope at 100 yards, and generally not being happy with my 2.25-3" groups. I was just having a tough time keeping in focus. Well, I decided to try something crazy and switched sides for giggles. It felt really weird holding the gun, and even weirder trying to operate the charging handle, bolt release, and mag release. But in spite of the weirdness, every group fired as a lefty was 1.5" or smaller. (I was firing sandbagged the whole time) Keeping in focus was not a problem at all, In fact, I don't think I've ever seen such a clear sight picture in my life.
So with this new tidbit of DUH! wisdom, I have vowed to only handle longarms as a lefty from this day forward. It's gonna be quite a change, but I can't pass on the benefits. Can't believe this took me 20 years of shooting to figure out. :doh: