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#1 OFFLINE   RERM1

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Posted Apr. 07 2018 - 02:20 PM

Well, this might be a foolish question, but here goes!!!

 

I'm a righty, but it is far easier for me to aim down my red dot optics on my left side!..... I can't close my right eye (so I aim with both eyes open on the right side)....but on the left side I can close my right eye and aim using my left eye, no problem!!!!

 

Does this mean I'm a righty with left eye dominance???...is this normal???

 

 




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Posted Apr. 07 2018 - 02:33 PM

To check for eye dominance hold your thumb up at arms distance and pick out an object across the room and with both eyes open hold your thumb on that object. Now close one eye at a time and whichever eye still sees the thumb on target is the dominant one. 

 

With that said I and right handed and left eye dominant and with a red dot leaving both eyes open makes the scope disappear and the red dot is visible on target. It's the sweetest thing ever.


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Posted Apr. 07 2018 - 02:34 PM

Shoot with both eyes open. It's a good habbit to get into.
When you pull the rifle up does it feel better on the right or left side?, when your shooting does it seem more natural to aim with your left or right eye.
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Posted Apr. 07 2018 - 02:44 PM

THANKS!!!!...well, its simple!!!!.....I'm left eye dominant!!!....since I can't close my left eye anyway!!!




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Posted Apr. 07 2018 - 02:48 PM

You can even use a red dot with the front lens cover on. With both eyes open, you will still see the dot on the target.


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Posted Apr. 07 2018 - 07:21 PM

I have a buddy that shoots right handed but is left eye dominant.  He's been shooting for years and is a good shot.  

I wouldn't over think it.  Just roll with what works for you!




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Posted Apr. 07 2018 - 07:41 PM

I shoot with both eyes open when using a red dot. I have a wider field of view with both eyes open.


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Posted Apr. 07 2018 - 08:02 PM

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Posted Apr. 08 2018 - 12:19 AM

If you have trouble keeping both eyes open get some of the frosted scotch tape and tape your shooting glasses on the non-aiming eye with the frosted scotch tape. 


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Posted Apr. 09 2018 - 05:04 PM

Ive always shot any optic both eyes open.  I concentrate on the target and bring the scope up with muscle memory and I am right on target every time.  Works well in hunting.




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Posted Apr. 09 2018 - 05:51 PM

You can even use a red dot with the front lens cover on. With both eyes open, you will still see the dot on the target.

 

Yes, have amazed many people with this phenomenon.




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Posted Apr. 09 2018 - 05:51 PM

Maybe Youngod knows the science for this?




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Posted Apr. 12 2018 - 08:35 AM

If you have trouble keeping both eyes open use the frosted scotch tape fix for a while afterward you can take it off and the other eye will stay open with no problems.


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Posted Apr. 12 2018 - 12:36 PM

You can even use a red dot with the front lens cover on. With both eyes open, you will still see the dot on the target.

If you do this your point of aim changes.

I just got out a red dot scope and tried it.

Not good for hitting what you want.




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Posted Apr. 14 2018 - 08:47 AM

If you do this your point of aim changes.
I just got out a red dot scope and tried it.
Not good for hitting what you want.

No, i can say for a fact it doesn't.


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Posted Apr. 14 2018 - 11:15 AM

If you do this your point of aim changes.

I just got out a red dot scope and tried it.

Not good for hitting what you want.

How much of a change are you getting at what distance?

 

It is something you are supposed to be able to do in a defensive situation if you are caught with your pants down,

not as a matter of course...




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Posted Apr. 15 2018 - 05:50 AM

No, i can say for a fact it doesn't.

Mount the rifle, align the red dot with a target with your right eye and then cover and uncover the objective end while keeping your left eye open.

The red dot shifts to a different target.

Facts are facts.

Please post what you find.  Maybe my eyes are different.


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Posted Apr. 15 2018 - 08:22 AM

I learned to shoot with both eyes open by covering the objective. I have actually shot like that for weeks.



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Posted Apr. 15 2018 - 04:49 PM

I learned to shoot with both eyes open by covering the objective. I have actually shot like that for weeks.

Does your AP move when you cover the objective?

 

I don't see a video on your post but it but the address to it shows when I quote your post.


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Posted Apr. 15 2018 - 04:59 PM

Here is another video showing 2 views of the sights which is what you see with both eyes open.

This is an age old problem in shotgun shooting where you put the wrong bead on the taget.







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