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33151Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Who shoots "one eye shut?" Both eyes?

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  • John Edgerton
    May 13 2:29 PM
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      I am right handed and right eye dominant. However, I shoot left handed due a damaged right eye. I have learned to shoot with both eyes open. 

      Jon, West



      --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "aelric_southlake" <magnetcoil@...> wrote:
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      > Greetings, strange question (?) here...
      >
      > Was talking to a guy who once shot traditional at a national level, and he mentioned that he shoots with one eye shut. It dawned on me that I had never tried that, nor had even THOUGHT about it - which is weird because I shoot rifles with one eye shut.
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      > I am completely self taught as far as archery goes (need some real lessons), and was wondering if it isn't just common sense, or something, to shoot with one eye, or if that's some kind of "higher level" technique.
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      > I tried it earlier today with unpleasant results, ha ha ha. I think, now that I've been doing it "my" way, it'd be a hard adjustment.
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      > How do you all out there shoot - one eye or two? Anyone have the skinny on the rhymes or reasons for either way? Does it matter?
      >
      > As always, thanks for any replies,
      > Aelric, West K.
      >

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