Cross eye dominant

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  1. flyingnectar

    flyingnectar 6 pointer

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    My wife is cross eye dominant. I want her to shoot but looking for experience with this issue. Left eyed right handed.
     
  2. rcb216

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    You can learn to use non dominant eye. I learned to shoot left handed you need to make yourself look out of the right eye and do it a couple hundred times then it becomes muscle memory and you don’t even think about it. It’s not easy but I have seen people do it in military. Just takes work.
     
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  3. riverboss

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    Does she wear glasses? If so they make a dot that sticks to your glasses that blocks your dominant eye just enough to make the other one take over. They are big in trap shooting, don't remember the name but I'm sure some internet searching will find them.
     
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  4. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

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    You can use any type of tape to block left eye.
     
  5. riverboss

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  6. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    Eye patch, dot or tape on shooting glasses.
    My wife is rt handed, left eye dominant.
     
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  7. captfire

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    a guy that hunts with me has a eye patch he uses...
     
  8. bgkyarcher

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    Just close the eye. No patch necessary. What am I missing?
     
  9. carnivore

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    Im cross eye dominant. Ill never be a special operator, a sniper, or a 3 gun champion, but i can kill the hell out of dove ducks geese turkey deer elk and unwanted intruders. Use both eyes to acquire target, close an eye when aiming, squeeze the trigger. Or learn to shoot left handed from the get go.
     
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  10. bowhunter269

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    Shoot left handed.
     
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  11. NOCAMST

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    I’m left eyed but right handed as well. I have always just closed the non dominate eye to correct the issue. Although I do wish I could see thru my peep sight with both eyes open but you learn to deal with it.
     
  12. Recurve77

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    I am right handed and did everything right handed including shooting guns and bows for the 40+ years of my life. I used to shoot my bow by closing my left eye when shooting right handed. I shot a doe in the 90’s and my shot was a 2 ft off from where I had aimed. I realized later that I had left both eyes open and unknowingly my open left eye took over during the shot. I purchased a left handed bow at the end of that season and from that point on have shot bows and guns left handed. It took no time to get used to something that was so foreign to me. Looking back I wonder how I ever shot right handed effectively all those years.
     
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  13. bgkyarcher

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    I normally shoot with both eyes open. I've had a light for my sight for a few years, but had never used it. I finally decided to try it late one evening while I was practicing. At 20 yards, I shot a foot to the left, 3 straight times. It finally dawned on me that due to the low light, my left eye was seeing the pin and that was my focus. I tried again the next evening, with my left eye closed. Bingo.
     
  14. bowhunter269

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    Glad I'm not the only one (Archer and Recurve)......I wear contacts which are " 1 near, 1 far" or something like that....... If I shoot with both eyes open, my left eye picks up the pin and I miss by a foot !! I had the same problem turkey hunting with my shotgun. Have shot for almost 50 years with both eyes open, and it's a tough habit to break. I've missed my fair share of turkeys as a result. I keep saying I'm gonna get a patch !! I cured the shotgun issue with a red dot scope !!
     
  15. bstickin1

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    That's what I'm thinking. I'm right handed and right eye dom but have always shot a gun left handed. I do good to pick my nose left handed so I guess it always seemed more natural to point with my good hand. I can shoot right handed but it doesn't feel right. I shoot a bow right handed and close my left eye, never used a peep. I've taught lots of people to shoot a bow that way. Never had the low light problem a peep can cause either.
     
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