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Wrong hand, wrong eye!

Discussion in 'Shotguns (SGC)' started by Squirrel Sniper, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Cammie1314

    Cammie1314 Doric spikkin teuchter

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    Inverurie Scotland
    I'm left-handed, left eye dominant but write with my right hand and shoot pistol right-handed! Primary school made me write with my right hand. Rifle and shotgun left-handed. I need a bit of cast on for shotgun. Basically I picked up every shotgun on the rack at my local RFD, closed my eyes, mounted the gun, opened my eyes and if I was sighted straight along the barrels it was a good un. I really wanted the Wm Evans in LOL but settled for an SKB s/s.
  2. DUNKS

    DUNKS Big Poster

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    My youngest son. "he's 50" has recently started shooting shotgun. he is left eye dominant but right handed. He started out shooting right handed but closing his left eye which worked OK. He then started shooting with both eyes open "which really is essential" and now shoots right handed with both eyes open. You really can train your body to do what you wish. Dont give up.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2021
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  3. The burpster

    The burpster Posting Addict

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    PSG and practical rifle requires shooting strong side and weak side (so off both shoulders) as above it’s amazing what results you can achieve with understanding and practice. My weak side rifle shooting is close to as good as my strong side as makes no difference score wise....:thumb:
  4. Figgy

    Figgy Big Poster

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    Great advice but the post is from 2013.
    The op may well have sorted a solution, for any looking for advice now in 2021, always best to shoot from dominant eyes shoulder.
    Otherwise learn like Dunks says, there are sights like easyhit which do work as only the eye lined up with rib can see it. Other one is a flip out bead for left eye or a crossover stock.
  5. Stockscrew

    Stockscrew Posting Addict

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    I know where you are coming from as I had a similar problem, however, the solution to it is not as drastic as it may seem in relearning to shoot off the other shoulder. I tried everything, cross over stocks, glasses with the left lens blurred, eye patch, barrel shield and shooting from the left shoulder. All gave a minor improvement in accuracy but none were comfortable to use, the method that proved best was to dim the left eye by partially closing it to let the right eye become dominant as the gun is mounted. Previous to this my skeet scores were low but after getting used to this method they went up to in the 20's with many a full house. It works exceptionally well at DTL as the gun is mounted and fully closing the eye does not affect target acquisition. The only other thing I would say is rather than spend out money on lessons, have your gun fitted to perfectly align with your right eye,

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