I'm a lefty and my preferred configurations are the lever action and the falling block. I recently bought a Winchester 1885 (made by Miroku in Japan), and I never had any thought that it would be so accurate~! I haven't taken any time yet to try different brands of ammunition and just grabbed some Norma 40gr round nose because it was right there in front of me. I was only shooting from 35 yards to sight it in. It has a Leupold 3x9 on it. After adjusting the scope to my satisfaction which took 7 shots, I got serious. I got my breathing right and rested the rifle on sand bags and, Holy Cow, the next 4 shots went into the same hole. I"m not talking keyhole or cloverleaf, I mean "same hole"~!! Did I get lucky or what~! I now understand why the falling block was used in serious competition back in the day.