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Offline Bob Macioch

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Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« on: July 24, 2008, 01:40:00 PM »
When shooting instinctively do you shoot with both eyes open or with one eye closed ? I seem to be able to concentrate better with one eye closed.
How about you?

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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2008, 01:42:00 PM »
Shoot with both eyes open.Just like throwing darts or a ball,concentrate on your target a let her go.
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008, 01:43:00 PM »
both eyes open

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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2008, 01:47:00 PM »
Both eyes open.
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2008, 01:47:00 PM »
Both open.

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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2008, 01:51:00 PM »
Both eyes open. Depth perception is important, can't judge range without it  ;)   :D
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Offline Tim Fishell

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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2008, 01:51:00 PM »
Both open!!
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2008, 01:54:00 PM »
Both open. It's strange though that when I shoot trap I have to shoot one eye closed. Why is that?
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2008, 01:59:00 PM »
Both eyes open.
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2008, 02:03:00 PM »
both eyes open. but i've been told that when i really seem to be concentrating/focusing i squint both eyes more than usual.
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2008, 02:06:00 PM »
Both eyes open.  As someone else noted, depth perception is critical to range judgement.

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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2008, 02:15:00 PM »
One closed. I concentrate better. It doesn't seem to affect my depth perception.
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2008, 02:18:00 PM »
When target panic strikes, both eyes closed.  :bigsmyl:

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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2008, 02:26:00 PM »
I estimate range with both eyes open.  I then close my left eye to shoot.  And all to often like Orion I forget and close both eyes when the adrenalin rush hits me!      :biglaugh:    I might add that I carry a range finder into the woods and range the distances to various trees around me, especially trees close to trails.  I dont't want to go pacing the distances before climbing the tree and depositing scent all over the place.

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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2008, 02:28:00 PM »
When coming over from the other side, the (wheels) I just brought over some habits, and I think closing one eye is one of them.  I never even thought that it would be different shooting with;

 " With both eye's open "

That sounds like a good book title for traditional bow hunter.  I will give it a try, because I never thought of it being a problem before.


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Offline Aggie1993

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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2008, 02:29:00 PM »
both open
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2008, 02:31:00 PM »
both open
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2008, 03:21:00 PM »
It is certainly better to shoot with 2 eyes open for the vast majority of us. The targets will look larger as well as closer.  Even on moving targets, they will appear to be moving more slowly.

Remember that our eyes are used to working together as we move about and do our daily tasks, such as walking, driving a vehicle, etc.

BUT, keeping only one eye open while shooting is still better than closing both eyes.   :bigsmyl:
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2008, 03:26:00 PM »
Both open  :thumbsup:
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2008, 03:37:00 PM »
Both open
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