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Old 01-26-2003, 12:50 PM
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Just curious, do you guys shoot with both eyes open, or with your non-dominant eye closed? I currently shoot with both open, but am thinking of switching back to closing my left eye.
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Old 01-26-2003, 01:40 PM
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I use both eyes open just mounted the Hind sight11 and
find it is easier to keep both eyes open!
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Old 01-26-2003, 03:45 PM
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Wouldn't ya know I gotta be an odd-ball. I can't even explain how I do it but I am left eye dominant and shoot right handed, both eyes open. Been doing it for 30 years. Gee, maybe that's why I can't hit anything.

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Old 01-26-2003, 07:38 PM
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I flip-flop. Paper shooting I go back and forth. Depends on how I'm feeling and still trying to see if I shoot better one way or the other. For hunting...Both eyes open all the time! I want the sight pic. to be as clear as possible for distance judging. I'ts pretty easy to do as I have a single pin sight setup too.

Make sure of your eye dominance before hand though...you could be opening pandoras box for your shooting scores!

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Old 01-27-2003, 01:56 PM
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Both open. I do this with my bow or rifle. For some reason is has always come natural for me.

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Old 01-27-2003, 05:01 PM
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Both eyes open for me. I'm right eye dominant and shoot right handed, so I've never really thought about shooting either a gun or bow with one eye closed.
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Old 01-27-2003, 05:09 PM
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I have been shooting right eye dominant but left handed for many years. This year I started shooting right handed and have suffered no ill effect. It actually feels more natural. If you can shoot with both eyes open, seems to me I would help speed up, and maintain target location.
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Old 01-27-2003, 07:58 PM
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Both eyes open MOST of the time..

I started out one I closed - found that both open helped - check the pro's - there's a reason they look pretty similar!

I do close one eye when needed - specifically when the light is 'jsut right' (or wrong) in a 3d shoot & I can't see the critter because of glare...



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Old 01-28-2003, 10:48 AM
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Hey, BGfisher I am left eye dominant and do everything right handed.
I used to shoot right handed but could not shoot with both eyes open. In fact, when I closed my left eye it would cheat and try to take over. I had to concentrate to make sure I forced the eye shut. I missed a few shots because "in the moment" my dominant eye fought to take over. When I needed a new bow I bit the bullet and switched to a left-handed bow. It was the best thing I ever did. I was uncoordinated for a while but lots of practice took care of that. Now walking deer aren't a problem any more and in low-light situations I don't have to worry about the wrong eye trying to take over.
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