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Old 03-20-2013, 08:36 AM
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Hey fellas, I notice on my first dry fire shot I blink, I don't believe the crosshairs move at all. After the first dry fire no blink. I'm curious to if my blinking is a cause of loosing oxygen to my eye and then it starts to squint there after then blink. I also don't think I have a noticeable flitch, I've had times where I forget to take the safety off and i just continue to squeeze easy on the trigger then realize the safety is on. (Maybe that's not a good test of flinching)..I have a light trigger pull, Jewell at 1 lb..also I do hold my breathe before the shot, this is why I'm curious if its an oxygen issue when I blink due to stessing the eye and not pulling the trigger soon enough?? I've read your not suppose to hold your breathe , can't break the habit that seems most natural I guess. Thanks guys!
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:04 AM
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Re: Blink

Blinking doesnt mean you flinch. Its another anticipatory reaction like flinching but not the same. Do you keep both eyes open when you shoot?
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:10 AM
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Re: Blink

No I don't shoot with both eyes open, I'm left eye dominate and shoot right handed so things get sketchy trying to do that. ( although I get by just fine with archery with both eyes open)
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:22 AM
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Re: Blink

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No I don't shoot with both eyes open, I'm left eye dominate and shoot right handed so things get sketchy trying to do that. ( although I get by just fine with archery with both eyes open)
I am the same way! But I shoot with my left closed, and right open. Being left-dominant and right-handed makes things a bit difficult to focus your eyes sometimes. I do everything right-handed, write, shoot guns, shoot bows, fish, etc... But I am left-eye dominant. So trust me, I feel your pain.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:21 PM
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Re: Blink

Sometimes the tightening of muscles in your face can lead to a twitch or blink in reaction to a shot. Some people frown on this. In my humble opinion, if it happens after the break, its not a big deal. It could make your closer shots a bit more difficult to spot. So shoot further lol

I myself am a pretty flinchy individual so i look for anything i can to help me remain calm and steady.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:36 PM
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Re: Blink

LOL, that was funny, shoot further. I am left eye dominant and shoot left....rifle only. Weirdo for sure. Bow is right hand, right eye, pistol is right hand, left eye. Geesh

So I have been working on keeping both eye's open for the rifle. Bow is no issue, but then again, so is no recoil, and shot follow up is easy. I have noticed if the light is good, both eye's works well, and I seem to be pretty calm feeling. Lower light and I tend to strain a bit more to focus on the target etc. I shot last week to work on low light hunting situations at long range.

I tend to agree that if the "flinch" is well after the squeeze it is normal reaction. Similar to having someone blow in your eye. Try that and see how hard it is to not blink or punch them.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:02 PM
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Re: Blink

Maybe I should try an eye patch for awhile, that way I would be able keep my face relaxed and not be already squinting to close my left eye??
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