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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 05-29-2013, 11:21 PM
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Re: Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

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...but it is so rear i couldnt check depends
lolcopter! No offence, just thought it was funny.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:14 AM
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Re: Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

Sooooo... am I the only odd guy who shoots right handed but has a LEFT dominant eye...?
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:32 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. 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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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.
+1 to both of these.

I know I vary this depending on the situation, but largely both eyes are open. I sometimes wink to sharpen my focus on the scope picture, but then allow my off eye to open again to look downrange, check my bubble level, etc... I used to think maybe I was cross dominant, but all testing is to the contrary.

Come to think of it, I have always used both eyes since before I shot! I remember well people finding it strange I played Duck Hunter on the NES with both eyes open at age 4 or 5. Just seemed natural.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:08 AM
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Re: Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

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... I remember well people finding it strange I played Duck Hunter on the NES with both eyes open at age 4 or 5. ...
Aahhh... those were the days...
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:10 PM
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Re: Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

Sense I've seen this tread I started paying a little more attention. For myself it really depends on sunlight. How it is hitting me and from where it hits me. I enjoy the comfort of having both eyes open though.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:53 PM
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Re: Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

With my left eye closed every thing is more clear and the cross hairs are sharper. Shot gun both eyes open.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:08 PM
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Re: Do you shoot with 1 or 2 eyes open?

Never actually paid attention, just did what felt natural....found out today that that meant shooting both eyes open.....
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