My missus uses oppersite eye to shoot.
Posted 12 April 2010 - 03:39 AM
She has an unusual shooting stance in that she shoots right handed but uses left eye through scope!
It seems to work for her or at least it did until she started using rimfire instead of her AA S200.
The only thing(apart from the rifle) she has changed is going from using a x12 mag scope to a x9 mag scope.
Could this be the varible that is causing her now inacurrate shooting?
I have used her rifle and ammo (either SK pistol match or Standard plus) and achieve 47+/50 so I'm pretty sure the rifle/scope is on target(CZ BRNO).
Could it just be a case of getting used to a new setup?
Any suggestions would be most welcome
Posted 12 April 2010 - 08:07 AM
Anyway, yes she should shoot off the same shoulder as her eye or you should get a cross over stock made. With a scope the whole master eye thing isn't so critical, why does she do this?
Posted 12 April 2010 - 04:16 PM
I have since worked out that she has a VERY dominant left eye and cannot seem to keep right eye focused if she blanks off left eye (glasses required for sure!! ) but she still has the other issue of "feeling uncomfortable" using the right(right) eye.
My next suggestion/solution was for her to attempt to shoot left handed (as have many target shooters successfully) but again she says that it feels strange to her and unnatural (and shooting left eye/right shoulder don't?? ).
She used to and still does get 'reasonable scores' from 'her method' with her air rifle which had a X12 mag scope and I'm wondering if the higher mag over her X9 she has on the rimmy is /was easier for her to use with her 'unique shooting stance?
Any further thoughts on this?
Posted 12 April 2010 - 05:40 PM
I am left eye dominant, but was always taught to shoot right-handed. I compromised when shooting rifle by shooting right eye right-handed.
When shooting pistol, it's very difficult to shoot left side right-handed, so I spent three months and taught myself to shoot lefthanded left eyed.
I would think from what you've told us that from habit your wife is used to shooting right-handed, but in actual fact she probably would do much better if she could teach yourself to shoot lefthanded left eyed.
Left-handed gear can be quite expensive, but I would suggest that you try and get your wife into a left-handed set of equipment. You should always shoot with your dominant eye for the best results.
I honestly don't think it's anything to do with the scope, how long have you actually tried this for? It's a very difficult situation and you're going to have to approach the whole thing with a lot of of tact and diplomacy. You could get your Sunday lunch burnt -- -- -- LOL
Posted 12 April 2010 - 05:59 PM
She has been using her method for about 11 months+ and as previously said, been quite successfull
I'd love for her to change her stance to a more orthadox one and really EXCELL in her competition shooting.
as for left handed gear- not really a problem for now as she 'could' use her AA S200 MKIII left handed and also her CZ BRNO 'could' be used left handed but I wouldn't recommend she tries it with her Semi .22LR .
I'll get her out in the garden with the air rifle tommorow and 'try' to get her to give left handed a go or at the very least 'try' to get her to go right shoulder/right eye but she's as stubborn as Homer simpson being asked to leave the cake shop, but I will do my best
Posted 12 April 2010 - 06:17 PM
i am right handed and left eye dominant. I shoot handguns with 2 hands using my left eye, and rifles with my right eye on the scope. As Kent said, the old 'must use your dominant eye' is not at all applicable with a scoped rifle, and even with handguns, as long as you close or blinker the dominant eye, you can use the other with no real detriment. Are you able to adjust the scopes diaopter to fix her right eye vision? If so, then her less than perfect sight is not relevent. The only drawback she will get (i know cos i do too) is that after a lengthy shooting session she will be a little blurry eyed, nothing serious and after a few hours it fixes itself anyway. If her eyesight is beyond the diopter adj, then she could wear glasses and just close the left eye (or buy the blinker strip for that eye).
Her less than perfect accuracy is almost certainly down to her lack of comfort. Maybe the rimfire puts her a little more on edge than the airgun? Either way, using her left eye would help a huge amount
Posted 12 April 2010 - 07:24 PM
I too am left eye dominant shooting right shoulder/right eye and I do fine- that's what I find so damn frustrating!!!
Posted 15 April 2010 - 10:24 PM
is it set up for her eyes?
if the old scope was good, can you put it back on again?
there are different levels of dominance vs handidness. A swapping of hands may be a better option, but it depends on the shooter. I also shoot right handed with my weaker eye. As my eyesight deteriorates, that's something I may have to change one day... dunno.
Posted 15 April 2010 - 10:42 PM
It may even be the balance/weight of the rifle too as she does really well with her AA S200 which is shorter and lighter than her CZ BRNO which is why I got her to bench rest it to sight it in and she was doing much better so I think it's more of a weight issue (the rifle-not the missus lol )
Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:27 PM
Edited by potshot, 16 April 2010 - 12:32 PM.
Posted 16 April 2010 - 08:48 PM
I give up!!
Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:58 PM
BUT i shoot LH (with left eye) maybe its the dominant eye i don't know but crossing over arms and eyes would result in some unhappy neighbors and black nails .
A strange kettle this one , the lady may be suffering from the recoil (try shooting a springer after a pcp) in fact try her with a springer and her fav scope ?
Posted 31 May 2010 - 05:24 AM
Maybe she should try my 12G O/U - I bet she won't like shooting THAT with the left eye along the rib LOL.
Posted 06 June 2010 - 08:32 AM
Haven't done any pistol shooting for years, but when I did I held the gun with both hands.
Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:11 PM
I have a funny feeling her scores are going to climb over the next few rounds and she's already chuffed to bits because she's been the top of her division(14) for the first two rounds and things are looking up
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