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Old 12-29-2003, 01:13 PM
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Something that you may also want to try is to shoot with both eyes open. It's a little trickier at first, but in time (maybe a couple of weeks shooting regularly) you will become very accustomed to it. I've shot shotguns, rifles and my bows with both eyes open for as long as I can remember. There are many advantages to using both eyes....the most important is being able to see better in low light situations. Give it a try!
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Old 12-29-2003, 02:25 PM
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Do any of you seriously shoot with your eye/eyes closed ? Do you know that makes you lose depth perception, periphreal vision etc etc ?

DO NOT CLOSE YOUR EYES WHILE SHOOTING ! Like I said, I shot for years right handed with a peep etc etc and am strong left eye dominant. I shot both eyes open, just like I'd shoot a basketball, throw a football or shoot a scoped rifle. Sure, I had to concentrate or my vision would "drift" but I think overall that helped me become a pretty good shot.

I now shoot a longbow - I just draw, focus and shoot - my mind KNOWS how to compensate for the rest. Or at least sometimes it does
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Old 12-29-2003, 02:30 PM
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So that would help me. I am shooting with a peep sight with a tube leading to the peep sight. I could still shoot open eyed. Thanks
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Old 12-29-2003, 02:36 PM
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ok I will try both eyes.
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Old 12-29-2003, 03:03 PM
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I too am left eye dominant and shoot righty.

I have tried and tried but cannot shoot with both eyes open. I need to close my left eye when shooting. Is this terribly wrong?

I just can't see my peep when I keep both eyes open.
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Old 12-29-2003, 03:10 PM
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Flipout point your finger at something small like a light switch. Keep both eyes open. If you see double finger when you focus at the target or see double target when you focus at your finger then you should shoot with one eye closed. You will shoot more accuratly. (I keep my left closed since I am right handed.) That is what I read on a website.
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Old 12-29-2003, 03:16 PM
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Yes, that is exactly what happens. The target or the finger doubles up on me.

That is why I close one eye. Thanks for the feedback, I thought I was going nuts.
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Old 12-29-2003, 03:19 PM
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Yea I held my gun with my right hand, saw doubles. Left hand same thing. I guess I can't go to the left hand. Oh well, I can still shoot good.
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