Archery Forums 3DShoots.com
Find Archery Shoots near you  |   Advertise on 3DShoots.com

Go Back   Archery Forums 3DShoots.com > Archery Forum > General Archery Forum
 

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-12-2011, 02:10 PM   #1
alaz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 236
alaz is on a distinguished road
Default one vs two eyes

I have been shooting with both eyes open for a few years and for that time prefered it to on eye opened. I was shooting multi pins today and decided to try closing my left eye (I am rh and right eye dominant), and I felt improved focus and shot better. With both eyes open I get sloppy and drift (esp if pins are dim)...
so my question is how many shoot with only one eye open and how bad an idea is it? I now that it reduces field of vision...but I also find less distractions and improved focus.

Not sure if this matters, but I shoot back tension and currently have the release set a little cold, so my shot takes a little longer (just trying it out for now that way) which is fine...but more time for distraction as well.
alaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 02:51 PM   #2
longcut36
Senior Member
 
longcut36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: virginia
Posts: 3,510
longcut36 has a spectacular aura aboutlongcut36 has a spectacular aura about
Default

I have shot with my left eye closed all my life. will have to say that I have won just as many tournaments as my two eyed buddies have. you will get a lot of replys saying both eyes open is best. and it might be. but if one eye closed works for you. shoot that way.
__________________
Lingerie football. I dont care who wins.

sent using my keyboard and two fingers
longcut36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 04:13 PM   #3
BOYER1
Member
 
BOYER1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Covington, Ohio
Posts: 30
BOYER1 is on a distinguished road
Default eyes

I shoot one eye closed when I shoot pins, and both open when I shoot with a scope. It's what works for me.
BOYER1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 04:19 PM   #4
Westy
Aussie Member
 
Westy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cleveland Australia
Posts: 8,203
Westy has a spectacular aura aboutWesty has a spectacular aura about
Default

Not saying that I'm nervious but i sleep with one eye open and shoot the same way!Always have be it a rifle ,crossbow and compound bow,to tell the truth never tried keeping both open?I'm going to give it a go today ,this should be interestingLOL
Westy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 04:57 PM   #5
longcut36
Senior Member
 
longcut36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: virginia
Posts: 3,510
longcut36 has a spectacular aura aboutlongcut36 has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Westy View Post
Not saying that I'm nervious but i sleep with one eye open and shoot the same way!Always have be it a rifle ,crossbow and compound bow,to tell the truth never tried keeping both open?I'm going to give it a go today ,this should be interestingLOL
let us know what happens. I think you will shoot way to the right.
__________________
Lingerie football. I dont care who wins.

sent using my keyboard and two fingers
longcut36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 12:29 AM   #6
Wheely
Wheely Threads
 
Wheely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 5,595
Wheely has a spectacular aura aboutWheely has a spectacular aura about
Default

I think it is all about what works best for YOU. I cannot shoot with both eyes open no matter how hard I try.
Wheely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 04:42 AM   #7
Westy
Aussie Member
 
Westy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cleveland Australia
Posts: 8,203
Westy has a spectacular aura aboutWesty has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by longcut36 View Post
let us know what happens. I think you will shoot way to the right.
Got down the range and lost 2 arrows and shot like a old man,hang-on I am a old manAt this point I realised I was suposed to be shooting with both eyes open not closedHow anyone can shoot with both eyes open is way beyond me,I kept getting a 3D effect and as "Wheely" says shot to the right!Old 1 eye for me
Westy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 07:06 AM   #8
BOYER1
Member
 
BOYER1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Covington, Ohio
Posts: 30
BOYER1 is on a distinguished road
Default eyes

In my case it helps to be almost blind in the non-dominate eye. If I focus mostly with my right eye then the left hardly sees anything.
BOYER1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 07:12 AM   #9
Gator eye
Senior Member
 
Gator eye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In the horn of Michigan
Posts: 7,185
Gator eye is a jewel in the roughGator eye is a jewel in the roughGator eye is a jewel in the roughGator eye is a jewel in the rough
Default

I usually shoot with both open, but in some lighting I can see better by closing one eye.

Whatever way you feel most comfortable doing is the best way.
Gator eye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 09:37 AM   #10
BuckeyeRed
Super Member
 
BuckeyeRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: N. Illinois
Posts: 1,067
BuckeyeRed will become famous soon enough
Default

Both eyes open shooting a scope. Hunting, normally both eyes, but depending on the glare I will have one open and the other half open.
__________________
Be good or be good at it.
BuckeyeRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 09:55 AM   #11
tazzman
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 19
tazzman is on a distinguished road
Default

I think it depends on what you are shooting at.
Shooting at paper, I think that it might not matter.
Hunting is another thing though. Having both eyes open gives you the chance to follow the arrow to the animal and notice its reaction. If you have one eye closed in that situation, you might miss what it does at the instant the arrow strikes. Your view, one-eyed, is obstructed by the peep, sight and riser, even if it is only for a moment.

Just my 2 cents. I personally always shoot with both eyes open.

Phil aka tazzman
tazzman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 11:28 AM   #12
Brown Hornet
Senior Member
 
Brown Hornet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hornet's Nest
Posts: 511
Brown Hornet will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Westy View Post
How anyone can shoot with both eyes open is way beyond me,I kept getting a 3D effect and as "Wheely" says shot to the right!Old 1 eye for me
Blink and it goes away....you need to learn how to do it. Walk around your house with one eye closed and see how much stuff you walk into. Do it for a day or two and you won't walk into anything anymore.

Just like shooting with a hinge for the first time....your not going to get it the 1st try. You hit right or left or high or low....move your sight and you won't be hitting off anymore.

I shoot with both eyes open and started doing it back in 97/98 when I first started shooting indoors. It took me about one day to get used to it.
Brown Hornet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 07:04 PM   #13
red44
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South East Massachusetts
Posts: 2,340
red44 has a spectacular aura aboutred44 has a spectacular aura aboutred44 has a spectacular aura about
Default

One eye if using any sight, two if not.
__________________
FBSA Member
red44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 08:13 PM   #14
Compound Comedian
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 455
Compound Comedian is on a distinguished road
Default

I find I usually shoot with both eyes open but sometimes in difficult lighting conditions I need to close one eye to focus.
__________________
Archerytalk, Helping Sponsors fleece novice Archers since 2001.
Compound Comedian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2011, 10:27 AM   #15
alaz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 236
alaz is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for all the responses. I am a little surprised...I expected a majority to say both eyes open. As of now I find improved concentration and focus with one eye...so I will stick with it.
alaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 11:15 AM   #16
Vipertec
Member
 
Vipertec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Uniontown,Pa
Posts: 31
Vipertec is on a distinguished road
Default

Always shot with one eye closed,I tried to shoot with both eyes open but couldn't make it happen,so I guess I'll just keep one closed,it works for me
__________________
60x Custom Strings Staff Shooter
New Breed Genetix Samurai
Dead Center Archery Products Factory Staff
Gold Tip Ultralights
Vipertec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 03:42 PM   #17
Westy
Aussie Member
 
Westy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cleveland Australia
Posts: 8,203
Westy has a spectacular aura aboutWesty has a spectacular aura about
Default

I'm still working on the 2 eyes open deal!!!I find that it's better but every so often the left eye takes over and whooosh lost another arrow!!
Westy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2004 3DShoots.com