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One eye or two?

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One eye or two?

Postby K6RIC on Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:30 pm

Question for the group, what is the proper way to use a rifle scope - both eyes open or one eye open? Or is it just personal preference? I have heard that both eyes open gives you better depth of field.
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Re: One eye or two?

Postby Steven_L on Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:40 am

Ideally, you should shoot everything with optics with both eyes open. You can train yourself to do this, then muscle memory takes over and you don't have to think about it anymore. It works similar to the original red dot design by Armson, the OEG (Occluded Eye Gunsight). Your brain has the ability to blend the different images from your eyes and let you concentrate on the view you need. This allows for maximum peripheral vision. When I learned to do this decades ago it became normal. I squint sometimes when aiming hard, but if I closed one eye now, I would feel very limited compared to what I'm used to.
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Re: One eye or two?

Postby K6RIC on Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:59 am

Thank you very much. I'm trying to learn how to use my new scope properly. :D
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