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Unread 11-24-2011, 05:44 AM
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Re: Shooting Glasses?

I wear them religously at work and make my kids wear them when I take them shooting but for some unknown reason I don't when hunting or shooting. Do as I say not as I do type thing even when I know I should be wearing them. Took a 22 case to the eye a few months ago in front of my nephew who told me that it wouldn't of hurt if I had been wearing glasses like him. Couldn't really argue that one with him
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Unread 06-05-2013, 08:04 PM
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Re: Shooting Glasses?

I'm another one that doesn't like to wear shooting glasses. I was forced by very bad vision to wear eye glasses from age 12 to age 52 and I hated the fact that my periferal vision was poor and keeping glasses truly clean is a PITA.

10 years ago I had lasik surgery twice before the doctor finally got it right and now I see better than I ever have in my life.

Even 10 years after the surgery I absolutely HATE wearing shooting glasses when I hunt and rarely do. I've NEVER found glasses that didn't scratch easily and offer protection when shooting. They never seem to be truly clean and when shooting I hate wearing eye protection.

BUT!!! Having spent thousands of days at rifle ranges and thousands more hunting I must say that shooting glasses have probably prevented me from serious eye injuries several times.

So do I wear them? You bet... But not when hunting unless I'm using a muzzleloader. Them dang things spit back too often. LOL

I wear shooting glasses at the range most of the time but when I'm trying to get that laser accurate view of the target to shoot a sub moa group I often slip them off if nobody is shooting beside me and if the rifle is a known safe one. Yeah I know.... Dangerous but it DOES help.

I special ordered some Costa's with polycarbonate lenses and they're amber and polarized and I like the camo frames. They're the best shooting glasses I've ever owned and I DO like them but I still can't wait to get them off unless the sunlight is just too much or the danger at the range too great to risk which is most of the time.

OH... And when I'm priming brass cases I ALWAYS wear them. Dangerous stuff and although I've primed well over a hundred thousand cases with not a single problem it still makes me NERVOUS...

If it's long it can't be wrong... LDHunter (Long Distance Hunter) from the Piney Woods of NW Florida. I hunt clearcuts for scrawny whitetails... ;)
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Unread 06-05-2013, 09:55 PM
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Re: Shooting Glasses?

I always wear safety glasses while shooting. I have had lead shot rained on me a lot from poorly placed sporting clays stations. The only time I wear them hunting is upland bird hunting because I feel it can be the least safe.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 11:15 PM
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Re: Shooting Glasses?

If i am shooting a bolt action i generally dont but if i am shooting any semi auto then i do because i find i get a lot of the gunk that is thrown out of the action in my face.

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Unread 06-06-2013, 08:56 AM
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Re: Shooting Glasses?

I was suprised to see how old this thread was. But relevant nonetheless.

My profession would dictate that PPE is a necessity & should be worn at all times. Unfortunately, complacency bites everyone & I often do not wear glasses while shooting rifles. I ALWAYS have my Oakley sunglasses stuck to my face or on the brim of my hat but there is a slight problem.

The size of my glasses coupled with the contour of my face allows my glasses to slide down just far enough to serously interfere with my ability to look through a scope. So I take them off.

Pistols, no prob, glasses always. One of my AR's? No issues as they are usually shot standing etc. Rifles, I am still working on

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Unread 03-05-2014, 08:19 PM
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Re: Shooting Glasses?

I wear them at the range and when just plinkin in the back yard.
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Unread 04-07-2014, 06:18 PM
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Re: Shooting Glasses?

this is interesting, I was just thinking this morning that I need a good pair of shooting glasses I thought with all the reloading that I have been doing that you never know what might happen so if anybody can recommend a good pair it would be appreciated
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