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    Posted: 01 September 2011 at 6:51pm
Now i know centerfeeds would be better but I hate not having iron sights but anyways, which gun would be easier to aim and operate for a lefty 98 custom , a-5 , or x7 phenom. I hear the 98 cuz the other two have that cyclone feeder and low profile hopper but I don't know
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Typically lefties do not have much of a problem shooting guns like the A-5 or X-7, in fact the new A-5's were designed with an ambidextrous grip.  The only awkward situation you may have would be cocking the gun, or switching modes/safe.  I know a number of lefties who play paintball and they really don't have a problem shooting with the cyclone feed.  But a quick question: have you tried shooting the other way?  Most players overtime become ambidextrous overtime due to over-exposing their left side coming out of bunkers.  Also some left handed players prefer to shoot right handed to begin with (it has to do more with eye dominance than hand preference)

And from experience (I shoot an A-5 ambidextrously) the cyclone feed is not a problem at all.  Just go and try one out and buy whichever feels best or fits your budget best.  
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So the hopper won't block my vision to the right because it seems like it would and many reviews say otherwise
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I have not had much of a problem shooting left handed.  If I were you I would go to a park and ask to try out someone's A-5.  There is nothing better than trying it for yourself.  Yes the hopper will be in the way if you have it in close and hold it like a real gun, but it really doesn't feel like an obstruction.

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I won't be able to go for a while cuz of money , just wondering with the 98c would I have less obstruction cuz the hopper isn't as big
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Well the hopper on the 98 is a different kind of big.  It is taller and set off to the side about the same as on the A-5.  The main difference is the size of the neck with the 98 being smaller and the A-5 being bigger.
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Do you think since the 98c has a skinnier neck that it'd be better for view since the a-5 and x7 and are so wide
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The 98 feed neck is offset to the right, it should give you a left handed shooter a pretty good field of view.  However, it is a great idea to learn how to shoot with both hands in order to work a bunker for cover and fire support/suppression.
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Thanks, Ill buy the 98c instead of a5 x7 then
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If you ever want to upgrade to a cyclone feeder later from your 98 all you need to do is get a 98 cyclone feed kit. they are super easy to install and help so much with feeding issues.  

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Won't the cyclone feed make me have less line of sight since it's much fatter then a regular neck
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Not really. Think of it this way. having the hopper on right side of the gun (away from the sight line) when you exit cover on the left side (which as a lefty you would likely prefer) the hopper will stay behind cover just a little bit longer.  in other words the barrel will be poking out and shooting before the other team can land a hit on your hopper.  I would probably go with the A-5 or Phenom from the start if you can afford to.  If the hopper becomes too much of a problem Tacomo has mag feed kits, Multiple companies have the Tac Caps for cyclone feeds (small covers for the hopper that hold about 50 rounds)  and there are even Q-loaders (I don't recommend these they require modifications to your gun that you can't undo)
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Prolly late to this but I'm a lefty with an A5. I just started the game today but I love my A5. The way the hopper is covers half of my face as I lean out to get a bead. I have no problems other than of course the safety and the cocking, both of which are usually turned off/on prior to starting or end a match. :)
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I have not had much of a problem shooting left handed.  If I were you I would go to a park and ask to try out someone's A-5.  There is nothing better than trying it for yourself.  Yes the hopper will be in the way if you have it in close and hold it like a real gun, but it really doesn't feel like an obstruction. If you ever want to upgrade to a cyclone feeder later from your 98 all you need to do is get a 98 cyclone feed kit  they are super easy to install and help so much with feeding issues.  

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I have not had much of a problem shooting left handed.  If I were you I would go to a park and ask to try out someone's A-5.  There is nothing better than trying it for yourself.  Yes the hopper will be in the way if you have it in close and hold it like a real gun, but it really doesn't feel like an obstruction. The 98 feed neck is offset to the right, it should give you a left handed shooter a pretty good field of view.  However, it is a great idea to learn how to shoot with both hands in order to work a bunker for cover and fire support/suppression.

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