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Old 04-11-2017, 08:32 PM   #1
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Default A shot in the dark

I havnt shot much in the last month or so and have noticed my accuracy declining when I did get time to shoot a few. I came to the conclusion that It was lack of focuse and possibly form related. So this evening when it was getting dark I grabbed a flashlight and shined it on a target and stepped off 17 yrds. It's amazing what you can do when you don't think and all you do is focuse on the spot. I guess this old dog can still hunt.!! Hee hee!!
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:34 PM   #2
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I just got in from shooting myself and I agree. Having to look hard and with both eyes open is challenging.

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Old 04-11-2017, 08:35 PM   #3
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That should work...........as long as that was the dot you were looking at!

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Old 04-11-2017, 08:39 PM   #4
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Try using a laser pointer with the red dot on the target bag, I did this years ago in total darkness
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:45 PM   #5
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Dude, you missed like 6" to the right on every shot!
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:54 PM   #6
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Bisch and Jeff, that's enuf outta u 2!!! Lol
I had my light sitting on that old block and that was the spot I could see the best.
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:59 PM   #7
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Bisch and Jeff, that's enuf outta u 2!!! Lol
I had my light sitting on that old block and that was the spot I could see the best.
Well, if I had posted that pic, I'd be saying about the same thing!

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Old 04-11-2017, 09:30 PM   #8
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I give up!!
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:37 PM   #9
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Good shooting!! That's just the east tx in ya. It's normal to shoot better at night.


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Old 04-11-2017, 09:46 PM   #10
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Good shooting!! That's just the east tx in ya. It's normal to shoot better at night.


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And he used a spot light to boot!

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Old 04-11-2017, 10:25 PM   #11
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:51 PM   #12
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I normally do set up a light. Tonight I just turned on the patio light and it barely illuminated the target enough to see the 3" dot in the middle. I need to work more on shooting with both eyes open. Does anyone shoot with both eyes open?

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Old 04-11-2017, 11:12 PM   #13
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I normally do set up a light. Tonight I just turned on the patio light and it barely illuminated the target enough to see the 3" dot in the middle. I need to work more on shooting with both eyes open. Does anyone shoot with both eyes open?

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I shoot with both eyes open with bow, rifle and shotgun. Always have.
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Old 04-11-2017, 11:56 PM   #14
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Now you are ready to hunt East Texas
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Old 04-12-2017, 07:17 AM   #15
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So were you leading the center dot? Great shot for a squirrel

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Old 04-12-2017, 07:21 AM   #16
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I normally do set up a light. Tonight I just turned on the patio light and it barely illuminated the target enough to see the 3" dot in the middle. I need to work more on shooting with both eyes open. Does anyone shoot with both eyes open?

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Old 04-12-2017, 07:23 AM   #17
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Thanx.

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Old 04-12-2017, 07:28 AM   #18
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I normally do set up a light. Tonight I just turned on the patio light and it barely illuminated the target enough to see the 3" dot in the middle. I need to work more on shooting with both eyes open. Does anyone shoot with both eyes open?

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I usually shoot with both eyes closed!
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Old 04-12-2017, 07:29 AM   #19
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The force is strong with this one.

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Old 04-12-2017, 07:32 AM   #20
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Does anyone shoot with both eyes open?

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I do but it's taken me a while to get there.




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Old 04-12-2017, 08:08 AM   #21
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Just seems easier to see clearly in the dark. Is an adjustment though.

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Old 04-12-2017, 08:19 AM   #22
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I have always shot with both eyes open. I shoot everything that way: trad bows, compounds, scoped rifles, shotguns, etc.

I like shooting at night. I also like blind bailing if I feel I am having form issues.
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Old 04-12-2017, 10:07 AM   #23
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I have always shot with both eyes open.
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