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Offline Widowbender

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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2008, 04:16:00 PM »
Both open...unless I'm half asleep   :knothead:

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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2008, 04:20:00 PM »
Both eyes open.....
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2008, 04:30:00 PM »
Both open...

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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2008, 04:41:00 PM »
Jay Kidwell's book on "Instinctive Archery" really deals with the one or two eye open thing pretty well.
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2008, 04:51:00 PM »
I shoot with both open, always have, always will. :)
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2008, 05:04:00 PM »
Both open.
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2008, 05:57:00 PM »
Thanks Guys
I just came back from a practice session and here what I got out of it.
If I cant the bow I shoot much better with both eyes open.
If I don't cant the bow I shoot much better with one eye closed.
To me its much more natural to cant the bow when shooting instinctive.
Thanks for all your thoughts
Best
Bob
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2008, 05:59:00 PM »
Both open in order to "pick" a spot correctly.


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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2008, 08:02:00 PM »
It's settled then the EYES have it.
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2008, 08:14:00 PM »
i leave both open pulling the string back .right before anchor i close my left to center up the shot. just seems to help me aim .

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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2008, 08:16:00 PM »
the way I shot tonight I think I had both closed!!!

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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2008, 08:38:00 PM »
One of those nights Jmatt1957  :banghead:
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2008, 08:43:00 PM »
if im shooting lefty i shoot both eyes open, righty, one eye closed
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2008, 08:44:00 PM »
both open
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2008, 08:47:00 PM »
in distances of less than 10 yards, i will shoot with one eye open, any more than that i shoot with both, wierd huh?

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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2008, 10:39:00 PM »
This afternoon I was practicing form, and drew the bow with both eyes closed. When I was solid in my anchor, I opened both eyes, lined it up and shot. Otherwise I always draw and shoot with both eyes open. When I got my form where I wanted it, I kept most of my arrows in a 6" circle at about 16 yards. I had been too erratic at getting to anchor and had to tighten up.
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2008, 11:08:00 PM »
one open but i have very limited vision in my right eye. Steve

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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #37 on: July 24, 2008, 11:54:00 PM »
One eye open is for shooting with sights if you can't focus on the sights with both eyes open, and most people probably can't. That works well for rifles and compound bows with sights. Two eyes open is unquestionably the better way to shoot with a traditional bare bow or a shotgun without sights. The only exception is if you are left eye dominant and trying to shoot right handed without sights.
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2008, 12:50:00 AM »
if you were meant to use one eye you would only have one eye. you can not hit what you can not see.
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Re: Do you shoot w/ both eyes open or......
« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2008, 06:36:00 AM »
Both eyes open and concentrate on small spot

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