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Old 02-14-2010, 07:53 AM
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Re: Why keep both eyes open?

I keep one eye closed, not tight but naturally closed, helps to reduce strain and fatigue which doesn't help my accuracy.

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Old 02-14-2010, 01:31 PM
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Re: Why keep both eyes open?

1. Better depth perception
2. Less strain on one eye
3. See the big picture with both eyes open
4. Follow thru seems be easier
5. anticipate obstacles in the woods
6. takes less effort to shoot accurately with both eyes

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Old 02-14-2010, 01:51 PM
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Re: Why keep both eyes open?

1. Better depth perception
2. Less strain on one eye
3. See the big picture with both eyes open
4. Follow thru seems be easier
5. anticipate obstacles in the woods
6. takes less effort to shoot accurately with both eyes

My $.o2 worth
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:03 PM
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Re: Why keep both eyes open?

How do you see the bigger picture with both eyes? When I do it, I have seven kinds of hades tying to keep the "scope eye" focused in on the target. It all goes south when I open both eyes. Is it a training issue or something?
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:52 PM
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Re: Why keep both eyes open?

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How do you see the bigger picture with both eyes? When I do it, I have seven kinds of hades tying to keep the "scope eye" focused in on the target. It all goes south when I open both eyes. Is it a training issue or something?
That sounds like a dominant eye issue. You shouldn't have any problem looking through a scope with your dominant eye, with both eyes open. Have you ever checked which is your dominant eye?
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Re: Why keep both eyes open?

Montana, how would I go about finding that out?
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:47 PM
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Re: Why keep both eyes open?

Probably the easiest way to do that is to look at an object maybe 20 ft away and then cover one eye with your hand leaving it open and focus on the object with the uncovered eye for a few seconds. Then uncover the eye so you are looking at the object with both eyes again. When you cover your non-dominant eye and then uncover it, there will be little readjustment to focus back to sterio vison. When you cover your dominat eye and then uncover it, you will see two distinct images of the object that will come back together into focus.
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