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Old 01-26-2020, 04:44 PM
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Should I be shooting left hand if Iím left eye dominant? Iíve been shooting right hand for awhile now and realized some shoot with both eyes open. Is this proper? If so should I be switching to left hand bow if Iím left eye dominant? Or just keep closing my left eye and continue shooting right hand?


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Old 01-26-2020, 05:05 PM
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If you can shoot accurately and consistently the way your shooting why change?
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Old 01-26-2020, 07:36 PM
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Iím left handed, right eye dominant, shoot with both eyes open. I draw and acquire the target with my right eye closed, aim, and open my right eye before I shoot.

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Old 01-27-2020, 06:59 AM
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Lefty, does your sight line change when you open your right eye?
I shoot right handed, but left eye dominant and when I try to use both eyes my left wants to take over and it messes with my sight line. Any pointers?
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Old 01-27-2020, 08:24 AM
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Lefty, does your sight line change when you open your right eye?
I shoot right handed, but left eye dominant and when I try to use both eyes my left wants to take over and it messes with my sight line. Any pointers?
Tyrone
No because I have trained my eye and brain to maintain the sight picture my left eye has acquired. When I open the right eye the left eye sight picture through my peep holds true.

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Old 01-27-2020, 01:02 PM
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A buddy of mine is cross eye dominant like Lefty and struggles with shotguns as a result. I'm going to get him to try the technique you described.

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Old 01-27-2020, 02:10 PM
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Thanks Lefty,
I will have to keep practicing.
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I do the same with archery, shotguns, handguns, scoped and open sight rifles.

I show my brain the picture to follow and open my eye to gain the peripheral view.

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I am left eye dominant and right handed, as mentioned here, shotguns are the weak point. Using a peep site on the string, I close my left eye. It works, but the biggest tendency is to drop the bow at the shot and look over it with the dominant eye, which results in a bad shot. Same with rifle scopes. Follow through is most important, and a little tougher if you are non dominant eye shooting.

I could not imagine swapping hands and teaching myself.
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Old 02-09-2020, 10:32 PM
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Both of my daughters are right handed left eye dominant. After struggling to shoot right eyed, theyíre both finding much easier to just shoot left handed.

As a result, I have a nice right handed m70 featherweight 223 with a shortened stock that I need a to replace with a leftie.
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I am left eye dominate and shoot left.
it was tough at first to shoot left-handed but now I shoot left handed with bow and rifle
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