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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%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 258. This poll is closed

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Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

 
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:24 AM
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Re: Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

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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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Old 05-12-2013, 04:22 PM
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Re: Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

I've just started to shoot both eyes open. I find it helps me relax, and keeps me from blinking, which used to be a problem.

It also allows me to check my bubble level and focus knob with my left eye, without breaking cheekweld.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:14 AM
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Re: Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

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I've just started to shoot both eyes open....
It also allows me to check my bubble level and focus knob with my left eye, without breaking cheekweld.
I've found the same benefits as well.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:58 PM
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Re: Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

Both eyes open. I'm right eye dominant and shoot right handed. Closing my left eye causes my right eye to "squint" and I loose focus for a period of time. Squinting may also change your cheek weld as I have a tendency to have to raise my head a little to compensate for my right eye partially closing. If sun glare is an issue I try to use some sort of shade such as pulling the brim of a ball cap more over the left eye to cover the glare. You can easily practice with both methods without firing a shot, just be aware of how they change your shooting focus and continue with what works best.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:32 AM
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Re: Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

I find that if i am in a jump shooting situation i instinctively shoot with both eyes open, if i am target shooting or am on stand were rushed shots are not expected i close my left eye for accuracy
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:37 PM
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Re: Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

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I find that if i am in a jump shooting situation i instinctively shoot with both eyes open, if i am target shooting or am on stand were rushed shots are not expected i close my left eye for accuracy
Interesting, several yrs ago I learned to keep both eyes open for accuracy while target shooting, one through the scope and the other to observe the flags or like someone else mentioned to watch the bubble level.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:23 PM
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Re: Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

i said both open..though sometimes i will close one but it is so rear i couldnt check depends
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