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Why keep both eyes open?

What is the purpose/advantage of keeping both eyes open when using a scope?

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    Re: Why keep both eyes open?

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    What is the purpose/advantage of keeping both eyes open when using a scope?

    Only advantage or purpose I've ever noticed is not straining your dominate eye and causing you to have a very bad headache. That's only if you shoot for an extended amount of time.

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    What is the purpose/advantage of keeping both eyes open when using a scope?

    Most people close one eye when shooting at stationary objects from habit because it
    seems to help them concentrate better.

    But on running targets/game It helps to keep both eyes open because you can acquire
    an object faster and if you have good shooting skills it will automatically find the aiming
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    Re: Why keep both eyes open?

    For stationary shooting I keep both eyes open as I set up for the shot. As I go through my breathing routine, as soon as I'm getting close to breaking the shot, I close one eye only leaving the dominant eye open for the final part of the shot. This helps me take my time for the shot without adding any eye strain.
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    Re: Why keep both eyes open?

    Depth of field is better. The scope will when focused will supercede any dominance problem. If your left eyed/right handed jus a small smudge on your glasses will help with the dominance problem as well
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    Re: Why keep both eyes open?

    Shooting with both eyes open has always been more natural and comfortable for me. Like some have mentioned, closing just one eye imposes some strain and it limits your big picture. I dont see any advantage to closing one eye and for me it's just plain more difficult.

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    Re: Why keep both eyes open?

    I keep both eyes open when shooting any weapon, scoped , or iron sight. While binocular vision is a good thing I like the fact my peripheral vision is available to me. Your ability to catch movement is much keener with both eyes open when shooting. By holding both open in the field you can spot critters moving on your 'blind' side. It does come in handy.
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