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Bob Macioch
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When shooting instinctively do you shoot with both eyes open or with one eye closed ? I seem to be able to concentrate better with one eye closed.
How about you?

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Bob

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Shoot with both eyes open.Just like throwing darts or a ball,concentrate on your target a let her go.

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both eyes open
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ksbowman
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Both eyes open.

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Peachey
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Both open.
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robtattoo
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Both eyes open. Depth perception is important, can't judge range without it [Wink] [Big Grin]

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Tim Fishell
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Both open!!

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Both open. It's strange though that when I shoot trap I have to shoot one eye closed. Why is that?

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Night Wing
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Both eyes open.

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both eyes open. but i've been told that when i really seem to be concentrating/focusing i squint both eyes more than usual.

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jhansen
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Both eyes open. As someone else noted, depth perception is critical to range judgement.

John

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One closed. I concentrate better. It doesn't seem to affect my depth perception.

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When target panic strikes, both eyes closed. [bigsmyl]
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WildmanSC
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I estimate range with both eyes open. I then close my left eye to shoot. And all to often like Orion I forget and close both eyes when the adrenalin rush hits me! [biglaugh] I might add that I carry a range finder into the woods and range the distances to various trees around me, especially trees close to trails. I dont't want to go pacing the distances before climbing the tree and depositing scent all over the place.

Bill

[ July 25, 2008, 10:03 AM: Message edited by: WildmanSC ]

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When coming over from the other side, the (wheels) I just brought over some habits, and I think closing one eye is one of them. I never even thought that it would be different shooting with;

" With both eye's open "

That sounds like a good book title for traditional bow hunter. I will give it a try, because I never thought of it being a problem before.


Thanks for the tip !

Carl

[ July 24, 2008, 02:53 PM: Message edited by: BrokenArrow1 ]

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