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[rquote=1443174&tid=100960&author=citybowhunter]maybe i'm confused but the dominant eye takes over when both eyes are open. if you close the off eye when bow or scope hunting i don't think it's a problem at all. the open eye is dominant and the closed eye isn't. [/rquote]

Well, two places you shoot with one eye closed. Bow with a peep and a rifle.

Three places where you're better off shooting with both eyes open a majority of the time. Shotgunning, pistol shooting and instinct archery shooting.

Another thing to note.......your dominant eye is biologically BETTER than your other eye. Why use something that's inferior to something else sitting an inch away? :rof2:

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[rquote=1443200&tid=100960&author=average joe]but what if you are like me and eye dominece changes from minute to minute some times its right eye some times its left eye what do you do then????:confused:[/rquote]

:shrug:

Maybe get everything lined up, close your eyes then open them. Whichever eye you are use would be your dominate?:shrug:
 

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[rquote=1443198&tid=100960&author=Heeler75][rquote=1443174&tid=100960&author=citybowhunter]maybe i'm confused but the dominant eye takes over when both eyes are open. if you close the off eye when bow or scope hunting i don't think it's a problem at all. the open eye is dominant and the closed eye isn't. [/rquote]

I tend to agree with this thinking.

I'm left handed but shoot right-handed. When I started to learn to shoot (left handed) my left I would close and I'd aim with my right eye leaning over the stock. So, I switched to right hand shooting (after dad told me I'd bust my nose first time I shot a 12 gauge).

Oh, and I do the same "point" test you do and I am right eye dominant. [/rquote]

Heeler, you're helping to qualify the need to shoot with your dominant eye, and not your dominant hand. You ARE shooting correctly, with your dominant eye.

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[rquote=1443204&tid=100960&author=Parker][rquote=1443174&tid=100960&author=citybowhunter]maybe i'm confused but the dominant eye takes over when both eyes are open. if you close the off eye when bow or scope hunting i don't think it's a problem at all. the open eye is dominant and the closed eye isn't. [/rquote]

Well, two places you shoot with one eye closed. Bow with a peep and a rifle.

Three places where you're better off shooting with both eyes open a majority of the time. Shotgunning, pistol shooting and instinct archery shooting.

Another thing to note.......your dominant eye is biologically BETTER than your other eye. Why use something that's inferior to something else sitting an inch away? :rof2:

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i thought the normal eyes are 20/20. what makes the dominant eye better. it seems it's just the choice the brain makes to use that eye over the other one. i don't see through a peep site or scope any better with one eye over the other.
i'm just speculating. i'll leave it up to you guys. i'm just looking at it from common sense so i could be wrong. carry on.
 

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[rquote=1443200&tid=100960&author=average joe]but what if you are like me and eye dominece changes from minute to minute some times its right eye some times its left eye what do you do then????:confused:[/rquote]

I'd recommend teaching someone that lives with you the second test I have listed in my original post here, and then you do that test for them once a day for a week. I'll bet another shiny quarter (I may already owe SHORTSHOT one) that its the same eye every time you all test it.

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one other thought. i'd rather pull a bow with my strong side, right handed than my weak side left handed and closing one eye. i'm sure i shoot better that way than switching to the left side. I understand your original thought was about new shooters so this is more about the people that are already doing it backwards like me. jmo.
 

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[rquote=1443211&tid=100960&author=citybowhunter][rquote=1443204&tid=100960&author=Parker][rquote=1443174&tid=100960&author=citybowhunter]maybe i'm confused but the dominant eye takes over when both eyes are open. if you close the off eye when bow or scope hunting i don't think it's a problem at all. the open eye is dominant and the closed eye isn't. [/rquote]

Well, two places you shoot with one eye closed. Bow with a peep and a rifle.

Three places where you're better off shooting with both eyes open a majority of the time. Shotgunning, pistol shooting and instinct archery shooting.

Another thing to note.......your dominant eye is biologically BETTER than your other eye. Why use something that's inferior to something else sitting an inch away? :rof2:

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i thought the normal eyes are 20/20. what makes the dominant eye better. it seems it's just the choice the brain makes to use that eye over the other one. i don't see through a peep site or scope any better with one eye over the other.
i'm just speculating. i'll leave it up to you guys. i'm just looking at it from common sense so i could be wrong. carry on. [/rquote]

I'm looking at it from a biological stand point. You can compare two things all you want to try to make them exactly the same, and when you get deeper and deeper into your comparison, one of those two things will end up showing as being superior. Even if both of your eyes show as 20/20, one eye over another is going to have a quicker route to your brain to receive and react to information faster, and in an overpowering (dominant) manner. Its just a fact of life.

You can muscle memory your body in to doing it against the way your body naturally wants to do it by closing your dominant eye, but your just fighting yourself, and the original reason for this thread it to help get new shooters interested in shooting, not frustrated about not being able to close an eye because that dominant eye wants to take over.

And you said common sense......wouldn't common sense say go with the method your body says is natural? :shrug:

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[rquote=1443216&tid=100960&author=citybowhunter]one other thought. i'd rather pull a bow with my strong side, right handed than my weak side left handed and closing one eye. i'm sure i shoot better that way than switching to the left side. I understand your original thought was about new shooters so this is more about the people that are already doing it backwards like me. jmo. [/rquote]

:cheers: You're right City. I'm not trying to convert you. No use in it now, and you obviously aren't interested in switching. There's nothing wrong with what you're doing if you're happy with it. :cheers:

I think if you set your mind to switching though, you'd be a more accuarate shot because of it in short time.

My wife can not do it the way you're saying, because she can't shut either one of her eyes, and I'm willing to say there's a lot of people out there that have given up on shooting at a young age, because they just couldn't be accurate, and it was because they were taught to shoot with their non-dominant eye.

I'm just trying to promote the shooting sports is what this all really boils down to.

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have been checking eye dominece for about 15years and it has changed almost every time I test it. I have used several ways of testing but I also have consulted a optomitrest "however you spell that" about it and he said it is some what rare but I am not the first person he has seen like this where eye dominece changes and I may be like this all my life but this will normally quite and one eye will become dominent around age 40.
 

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[rquote=1443225&tid=100960&author=Parker][rquote=1443211&tid=100960&author=citybowhunter][rquote=1443204&tid=100960&author=Parker][rquote=1443174&tid=100960&author=citybowhunter]maybe i'm confused but the dominant eye takes over when both eyes are open. if you close the off eye when bow or scope hunting i don't think it's a problem at all. the open eye is dominant and the closed eye isn't. [/rquote]

Well, two places you shoot with one eye closed. Bow with a peep and a rifle.

Three places where you're better off shooting with both eyes open a majority of the time. Shotgunning, pistol shooting and instinct archery shooting.

Another thing to note.......your dominant eye is biologically BETTER than your other eye. Why use something that's inferior to something else sitting an inch away? :rof2:

Parker[/rquote]

i thought the normal eyes are 20/20. what makes the dominant eye better. it seems it's just the choice the brain makes to use that eye over the other one. i don't see through a peep site or scope any better with one eye over the other.
i'm just speculating. i'll leave it up to you guys. i'm just looking at it from common sense so i could be wrong. carry on. [/rquote]

I'm looking at it from a biological stand point. You can compare two things all you want to try to make them exactly the same, and when you get deeper and deeper into your comparison, one of those two things will end up showing as being superior. Even if both of your eyes show as 20/20, one eye over another is going to have a quicker route to your brain to receive and react to information faster, and in an overpowering (dominant) manner. Its just a fact of life.

You can muscle memory your body in to doing it against the way your body naturally wants to do it by closing your dominant eye, but your just fighting yourself, and the original reason for this thread it to help get new shooters interested in shooting, not frustrated about not being able to close an eye because that dominant eye wants to take over.

And you said common sense......wouldn't common sense say go with the method your body says is natural? :shrug:

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you still haven't said anything that proves that looking through a peep site or scope is different between the two eyes. and if my body tells me i need to pee when i'm in my stand i chose to hold it against the years of it telling me otherwise so the body isn't always correct in pointing me to the wisest thing to do. i'm better off at this point shooting right handed with the weak eye open and the strong eye closed. i'm just throwing out a different opinion that says it's not a problem with peep sites or scopes. if i'm shooting a peep site on my bow than i'm not instinct shooting so the only problem left is with a shotgun (when not turkey hunting) and yes it would be better if i learned to shoot a shotgun left handed for wing shooting. as of now i just let the brain with years of learning how to shoot with the wrong eye on the barrel take over and it usually works.
sorry about this turning argumental. not my intention :cheers:
 

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:cheers: I don't mind, its just a difference of opinion. I'm not trying to convert you, I'm trying to get parents to teach their kids right the first time. :cheers:

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[rquote=1443235&tid=100960&author=Parker]:cheers: I don't mind, its just a difference of opinion. I'm not trying to convert you, I'm trying to get parents to teach their kids right the first time. :cheers:

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:rof2: Oh, and have you seen this picture of the buck I got off of a scrape I started with a stick, and then whizzed in the scrape? :rof2:

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we have used eye patches for some of our kids that only have right handed guns available and are left eye dominate.

Both of my sons shoot right handed but bat and throw left handed when tested they both are left eye dom....
 

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Nevewr tried this myself so I just did it but a little different. I made a triangle like u said with arms extended. I centered the objuect with both eyes. (next is what I did a lil differant). I simeply shut my left eye object is still centered!Tried it the opposite right eye shut left eye open and I'm looking at my hand! glad I've been doing it right cause I never thought about this.

Will try this with my daughter. And anyone else I ever teach.


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left handed, right eye dominate...just learned this a few years ago when I started pistol shooting. Shoot left handed. Not sure how I ever hit anything with a shotgun (might be one of the reasons why I never enjoyed bird hunting). I find with a pistol that I still hold it left handed, but move it over my right eye.
 
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