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#7102617 - 03/06/18 08:16 AM Young bow shooter- which side, right or left?
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I want to get my son shooting a bow soon and he's shown some interest to me. He's a natural lefty. Throws left, writes left, everything, except shoot a rifle. He's 100% right eye dominate. He shoots a rifle very well right handed. I'm leaning to a right handed bow because of his eye dominance. But I'm not 100% sure. Any feed back?
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#7102622 - 03/06/18 08:20 AM Re: Young bow shooter- which side, right or left? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Go with the dominate eye. I think it is more important with archery than with any firearm to use the dominate eye to shoot with.
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#7102635 - 03/06/18 08:30 AM Re: Young bow shooter- which side, right or left? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Definitely righty, go with the dominant eye. I didn't with my son, and I don't shoot with my dominant eye, although I think I could make the switch easy enough. Shooting with both eyes open is the best way.
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#7102641 - 03/06/18 08:34 AM Re: Young bow shooter- which side, right or left? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Kevin set my bow up, and seems to really know what he is talking about. Chad, I would follow his bow advice as blindly as I follow your reloading advice.
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#7102664 - 03/06/18 08:50 AM Re: Young bow shooter- which side, right or left? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Ok, sounds good! Thank you! I saw Buzz had a nice bow in the classifieds that would work well for a youth. I'm thinking about it.
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#7103490 - 03/06/18 09:00 PM Re: Young bow shooter- which side, right or left? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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My sister is left-handed everything and also left-eye dominant. My dad and I are right handed and right-eye dominant. So, we initially thought we'd teach my sister how to shoot bow and rifle right handed, but the eye thing ultimately led us to train her left-handed.

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#7104080 - 03/07/18 01:37 PM Re: Young bow shooter- which side, right or left? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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You have some great shops up there Iíd go see if they have one of each he can try first
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#7106491 - 03/09/18 05:18 PM Re: Young bow shooter- which side, right or left? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Chad you are welcome to see if the bow I have will work.
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