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#6111534 - 12/31/15 11:24 AM Right handed. Left eye dominant.
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And 7 years old. He's been shooting the Red Ryder and Cricket this way, so we have some bad habits, already. What is the best way to deal with this? Eye patch or shoot left handed?
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#6111541 - 12/31/15 11:27 AM Re: Right handed. Left eye dominant. [Re: Sneaky]
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At that age learn to shoot left handed.
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#6111542 - 12/31/15 11:28 AM Re: Right handed. Left eye dominant. [Re: Sneaky]
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It is easier to switch hands than it is eyes. He needs to shoot left handed. Sorry, Dad, you need to find the boy a left handed bolt action.

I can shoot just as tight right handed as I can left, and I do most things left handed. It takes my right eye longer to get focused on the target. I usually adjust focus as well as diopter when switching over to right handed.
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#6111546 - 12/31/15 11:29 AM Re: Right handed. Left eye dominant. [Re: Sneaky]
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I'll be deer hunting in Winters, Ballinger area Thursday to Saturday. Come by camp with him mid-day if I can be of any assistance.
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#6111554 - 12/31/15 11:37 AM Re: Right handed. Left eye dominant. [Re: Sneaky]
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I are wun. Shoot left-handed. And, tang safeties are useful.
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#6111565 - 12/31/15 11:44 AM Re: Right handed. Left eye dominant. [Re: Sneaky]
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That's what I figured. Thank you.

He's got a single shot, right now, so that won't be an issue, at least. When we upgrade, I'll just have to get him something backwards.
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#6111572 - 12/31/15 11:45 AM Re: Right handed. Left eye dominant. [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I'll be deer hunting in Winters, Ballinger area Thursday to Saturday. Come by camp with him mid-day if I can be of any assistance.


I would love to. I'm working in Midland right now and probably will be for awhile, but if we shut down for coil or something, I'll let you know.
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#6111583 - 12/31/15 11:53 AM Re: Right handed. Left eye dominant. [Re: Sneaky]
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I'm righthanded but shoot lefty for 48 yrs now due to eye accident. Never had a lefty rifle. I shoot shotties a lot more than rifles and looked into buying a lefty semi auto. Couldn't stand the feel of it. Now I have a fitted lefty o/u. Can't imagine how I got along without it.
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#6111588 - 12/31/15 11:54 AM Re: Right handed. Left eye dominant. [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
... I'll just have to get him something backwards.

mad
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#6111589 - 12/31/15 11:56 AM Re: Right handed. Left eye dominant. [Re: Sneaky]
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I am in the same boat, 66 old though. I can have both eyes open looking through scope with left eye, using right eye I have to shut my left (go cross eyed if I try both open). Didn't realize this till a real late age, try to hold the rifle left handed it gets me all screwed up.
What should I do, if anything?

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#6111594 - 12/31/15 12:03 PM Re: Right handed. Left eye dominant. [Re: Dalee7892]
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
I am in the same boat, 66 old though. I can have both eyes open looking through scope with left eye, using right eye I have to shut my left (go cross eyed if I try both open). Didn't realize this till a real late age, try to hold the rifle left handed it gets me all screwed up.
What should I do, if anything?


I am 50 now and I just close my left eye when rifle hunting. I shoot better than anyone I know that makes a big deal over how awesome they are because they can keep both eyes open.
Now shooting a shotgun is a whole different story.
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#6111598 - 12/31/15 12:04 PM Re: Right handed. Left eye dominant. [Re: Creekrunner]
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Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
... I'll just have to get him something backwards.

mad


I didn't realize it was backwards until you told me. grin
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#6111603 - 12/31/15 12:06 PM Re: Right handed. Left eye dominant. [Re: Sneaky]
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That must be why I can't hit anything with the shot gun, hard tracking birds with one eye closed.
Thought about an eye patch, just so I wouldn't look so dumb.lol

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#6111610 - 12/31/15 12:13 PM Re: Right handed. Left eye dominant. [Re: Sneaky]
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#6111700 - 12/31/15 01:16 PM Re: Right handed. Left eye dominant. [Re: Sneaky]
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I wish my parents would have caught my left eye dominance at a younger age and had me shooting lefty. It would have made shooting easier.
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