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Old 05-10-2012, 03:04 AM   #1
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I just picked up trap shooting recently. A lot of people say it is better for me to keep both eyes open when I shoot. I'm right handed and right eye dominant butch my right eyes vision is a lot worse than my left so my left eye tends to take over. I shoot a lot better with right eye open only currently. Should I switch to two?
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:44 AM   #2
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I'm gonna be honest, I shoot a shotgun the wrong way (Left eye closed right eye open). That being said I can hit 85/90 clays in the White Flyer box. I just like the sight picture better. I can still point ok with 2 eyes, I just see two barrels and two beads no matter what I focus on. It seems like I can just figure to aim right about "there" and hit the clay pretty much every time with one eye closed.
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I guess it depends on if you can be competitive using one eye closed. As a baseball coach I had would say, "If you're gonna do it wrong you better be damn good".
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both eyes open and on the bird !! going back to baseball do you watch the ball or the bat ? 85/90 aint gonna cut it in competitive american trap you best be hitting 98/100 . and in sporting that gust of wind just moved the bird 5 ft from your spot shot . forget aiming lead shoot follow thru

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I just picked up trap shooting recently. A lot of people say it is better for me to keep both eyes open when I shoot. I'm right handed and right eye dominant butch my right eyes vision is a lot worse than my left so my left eye tends to take over. I shoot a lot better with right eye open only currently. Should I switch to two?
Wouldn't that make you left eye dominant?
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Wouldn't that make you left eye dominant?
no vision and dominance are different i would make sure of my dominant eye and get some glasses
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I agree w/ Tony. In the first place, the eyes are the rear sight of the shotgun. Keep both eyes open. If you close one eye, you have lost your depth perception. Too many people shoot a shotgun like a rifle. A rifle is aimed, a shotgun is pointed.
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I use to shoot with one eye closed(left) until I got into the military. After getting yelled at and other motivating ways from the instructors, I got the hang of it. Looking back on it, it has improved my shooting, especially grouse hunting and archery seen how the arrow flies off the rest, and accuracy.
It does take time to get use to.
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both eyes open and on the bird !! going back to baseball do you watch the ball or the bat ? 85/90 aint gonna cut it in competitive american trap you best be hitting 98/100 . and in sporting that gust of wind just moved the bird 5 ft from your spot shot . forget aiming lead shoot follow thru
You are correct I am trying to adjust to two eyes.
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When i was younger i used to close one eye, then once i got into LE that all changed. When your conducting high risk search warrants, you need both eyes open at all times.
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