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View Poll Results: Do you shoot with 1 or Both eyes open?
Only 1 eye 109 42.25%
Both eyes 100 38.76%
Depends on the situation 53 20.54%
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Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

 
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:19 AM
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Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

So I only recently tried shooting with both eyes open and was wondering which technique you all used. Is one way more beneficial than the other and for what reasons? Are there anatomical benefits to shooting with both eyes versus one eye? Or is shooting with only the dominant eye open most effective? Does it differ depending on application? (ie. competition vs. hunting etc...)

Lets hear your thoughts and experiences!

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Old 05-09-2013, 10:27 AM
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Re: Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

Right or wrong one eye closed. Way too late to change now!
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:35 AM
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Re: Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

I never really paid much attention to if I shoot both open, or one closed.

But I did notice in my last video, Day #11 Cold Bore Challenge, that I did shoot with both eyes open.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:43 AM
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Re: Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

Sometimes both eyes closed



At least it seems that way after looking at the target.



being serious now. Both eyes open because that is how I was taught too long ago. I shoot right hand with a right hand rifle but I'm left eye dominant. Even when shooting pistols, I look thru the sights with my left eye.

This gets harder as I get older. I have tried to work from the other side and I have equal success that way but for me it just isn't right.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:45 AM
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Re: Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

I shoot with both, If I only use 1 I get fatigued and image starts fading. Just a result of not conditioning my eye to be used to it.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:58 AM
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Re: Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

Both eyes open, probably from growing up bird hunting, not because i thought it was correct.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:46 AM
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Re: Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

Both eyes open. That's the way I was taught and trying to close one eye actually puts stress on the other for me. Depending on situation like lighting I might squint the non sighting eye a little.
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