Any One Eyed Skeet Shooters?

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  1. NordCelt

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    My wife and I shoot both trap and skeet. This past weekend we attended a Nora Ross Trap Clinic. My wife switched from being a two eyed to a one eyed shooter during the clinic. She already shot well with two eyes so not sure why she wanted to make this change. Anyway, I'm concerned she is going to have problems now on the skeet field.

    My question: Are there any good one eyed skeet shooters out there? Don't care if they are champions, I'm just currious if there are people out there shooting skeet with one eye and doing well enough to enjoy coming back to the skeet field without being discouraged.
     
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    On the skeet range one eye didn't work for her so she switched back to two. She switched back to two eyes on the trap range too and ran her first 25 straight.

    No harm experimenting in practice to find out what works best for you. In general we both benefited greatly from attending the trap clinic. For me a perfect day is when I shoot at both ranges.
     
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    You never know without experimenting.
     
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    Sam Armstrong. World champ. Uses an ocular block, which is basically shooting one-eyed, although peripheral vision is not blocked as it would be with one eye completely closed.
    Best case: Two eyes.
    Next: Ocular block (dot or tape on one lens).
    Last: One eye closed.
     
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    I am a right hand, right eye dominant, 2 eyed shooter....however ....on left to right targets ,especially low 1, 2,3 and 8 I need to close my left eye or it will crossover and make me miss
     
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    Jim,
    How did you figure that out?
     
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    Trial and error. I wondered why the lead never looked right to me on those targets and why I would either miss and / or shoot very late(because either that or watch it sail away). Tried the patch and hated it ( kept trying to look over it) . A friend suggested that I acquire the target with both eyes and then close my left eye. Boom ..the lead looked right and they broke. Station eight was the cause for much frustration until I just closed my left eye from the very start.


    This happens to me in Sporting Clays on left to right crossers when they pass the center point before the break point so I close my left eye and boom.
    i am sustained lead guy. I think approaching these target as a swing through shooter and shooting them quickly could work too, but until I fix other issues that I have I will stick with what works for me.
     
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    John Shima recommend it in his class, works great like anything else you have to work at it.
     
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    Some people call for the bird then close one eye on the move to the target. Winking I think its called.
     

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