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Discussion in 'Beginners Archery Range' started by jason_thacker, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. jason_thacker

    jason_thacker Junior Member

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    i just caught myself yesterday shooting with both eyes open and i had neaver been taught about this. r u supposed to close your nondominant eye, or shoot with both eyes open????:noidea:
     
  2. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    I have always shot with BOTH EYES CLOSED.......



    No but really I always shoot with both eyes open....
     

  3. pred8er

    pred8er He who eats fuzzy animals

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    I only keep both eyes open up until the moment of truth. Once I am ready to execute the shot, I close my non-dominant eye to focus in on the pin and target. I keep both eyes open prior to the shot to keep my peripheral vision because you never know if a monster buck is just behind your intended quarry.
     
  4. Dooby

    Dooby Scooby Dooby Doo!

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    Double Vision

    My wife gets double vision if she doesn't close one eye to aim, but I encourage her to keep both open as much as possible.
     
  5. dbdcougar

    dbdcougar He Who Drops His Bow Arm

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    I have the same kind of thing. I have no dominant eye.
     
  6. J.Blay

    J.Blay New Member

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    Which ever works best for you.
     
  7. Ronhop

    Ronhop RIP

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    I shoot with both eyes open but sometimes my shooting results seem as though I had both eyes closed... :bowl:

    Ron
     
  8. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    I shoot with both eyes open. as a matter of fact, I switched from righty to lefty because of eye dominance so I would be able to.
     
  9. MichiganHunter

    MichiganHunter Senior Member

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    thats funny, i switched from lefty to righty!
     
  10. trussoni

    trussoni Ninja Fighting Fool

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    i look like popeye from the moment i draw back until the release of the arrow. if i even attempt to open my left eye whether it be gun or bow it just messes with me big time.
     
  11. Allen

    Allen Senior Member

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    If you can do it, both eyes open is a little better.
     
  12. goldflinger

    goldflinger Senior Member

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    Been trying to shoot with both eyes open. Just as I suspected, I'm seeing two sets of pins!!!!!!!!!!! I am able to shoot this way, but am afraid if I make a habit of this I will use the wrong set of pins this fall when it really counts.:noidea: Maybe I can have it mastered by then.
     
  13. Dooby

    Dooby Scooby Dooby Doo!

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    I just don't get it...wouldn't ONE of the images always be the correct one? i.e. if you see two sets of pins...always use the pins on the right/left? :dizzy:
     
  14. pred8er

    pred8er He who eats fuzzy animals

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    If your seeing two sets of pins, it has to be because you are looking at it crosseyed. Its exactly like point shooting a pistol. You keep both eyes open and look at the front sight (pin), yes the target will look blurry, but there will only be one pin. You can then set that pin where you want to hit. In theory, if you hold the bow consistantly each time and anchor the same way each time you should hit what you are aiming at.
     
  15. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    when you come to full draw, squint your non aiming eye almost closed, it should establish your dominant eye and you can open it wide after that. if it persists then you're probably not shooting with your dominant eye....:noidea:
     
  16. goldflinger

    goldflinger Senior Member

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    I did have double vision when I was in 6th grade. Got a knee in the eye playing football. Had to operate on me to reposition my eye. Probably not ever going to be completly right.
     
  17. goldflinger

    goldflinger Senior Member

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    Definantly shooting with dominant eye.
     
  18. goldflinger

    goldflinger Senior Member

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    Yea. That's the way it works for me. It's the set on the left. But that set is the fainter of the two.:Cry:
     
  19. Dooby

    Dooby Scooby Dooby Doo!

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    Do you remember the trick you get taught as a kid where you take a toilet paper tube, put it in front of one eye and put your hand against the side? It looks like you have a hole in your hand, right?

    Ever try doing some dominant eye training along that line to see what happens? i.e. use a tube....focus on the target at distance....than bring a finger or something else about pin distance from your dominant eye and play the little game of trying to control your eye dominance?

    I'm grabbing at straws here for ideas you can use to exercise your eye dominance. I haven't seen out of my right eye in ages...so I've all but forgotten what stereo vision is like.

    uh....what depth perception? :frusty:
     
  20. goldflinger

    goldflinger Senior Member

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    That's something to try.. Thanks.