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  • Dominant eye.

     Tony updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Tony

    December 17, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Hi all,

    First off I apologise if this comes across confusing to anyone, but I’m in need of some help.

    So I’m new in the clay shooting game, and have been reading as much as possible regarding gun mounting, different types of gun lead, etc to dust more clays.

    One topic I’ve come across which has a lot of controversy is eye dominance. I seem to be on the fence with it. Some people say it’s not real, some say it’s extremely important.

    I’ve watched a few videos on how to determine what eye is dominant and can’t work it out.

    This is where it might get confusing. One example was to record yourself from a few feet away, and point directly at the camera lens with one hand, then the other hand. When you watch the recording back, you’ll see what eye your finger sits under while pointing from each hand, which in returns determines your dominant eye. If you point with your left and right hand, and both times your finger is under your right eye, then that’s the dominant eye.

    The problem I’m having is when I look at the lens and point, I see double fingers, so I can’t work out which “finger” to point at the lens. Anyone have any suggestions as to what’s going on? Am I doing something wrong? Or do I not have a dominant eye and more central vision?

    And help is appreciated!

    Edit: spelling

  • I_Am_Legacy

    December 17, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Look at something in the distance make a triangle with both your fingers and thumbs touching and close each eye in turn. If you close your left and the object remains centred your right eye dominant, vise versa. Supposedly eye dominance can shift depending on certain factors.

    If your new forget about all the technicalities and just shoot practice and experience is the best teacher despite how much theory you read.

  • Alphwani

    December 17, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Remember you should be shooting both eyes open

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    December 17, 2019 at 10:06 pm

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  • sewiv

    December 17, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    people who say it’s not real are idiots, you can disregard whatever else they say.

    if the “close one eye then the other” doesn’t work for you, make a ring with your fingers, hold it out in front of you at arms length, and with both eyes open look at something somewhat distant from you (a light, a doorknob, whatever) centered in that ring. Keeping both eyes open, slowly draw the ring back towards your face, keeping the object centered. You’ll end up touching your dominant eye with the ring.

    Then use that knowledge to shoot with the gun under your dominant eye, or use the “tape on the glasses” method to switch dominance.

  • the-beeniest-been

    December 17, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    It’s not severe of as obvious for some. Slightly squint with you not shooting side eye so you can still see but the other eye should take the driver’s seat

  • Cmonster9

    December 17, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Make a triangle with both of your pointer finger and thumb of both hands then pick an object and center the triangle on the object. Bring the triangle to your face and you will naturally go to your dominant eye.

    You may have dual eye dominance which can change depending on the activity.

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