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Blocking out left lens

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jlesley, Jan 17, 2010.

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  1. jlesley

    jlesley TS Member

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    I want to block out my left lens (not just dot it)... what material is good to use and how to attach it so I don't ruin the lens....thanks.. Jill
     
  2. mixer

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    Go to your local optical store and ask for an occluder that will clip on to your frame. It's light weight plastic so there will be minimal weight added. I don't think it will completely block the lens for shooting glasses due to the larger size lens but you can use black tape to cover the uncovered parts of the lens. You could also ask the maker of your shooting glasses to make you a black lens.

    Eric
     
  3. Francis Marion

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    Not to sound critical but shoot with both eyes open like you are supposed to and it won't be an issue. I know it's hard at first but well worth the effort. It will follow through to rifle, pistol, scope or iron sights.
     
  4. jlesley

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    I'm right handed shooter and left eye dominant....it is an issue...
     
  5. 20yard

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    several guys I shoot with use scotch tape in center of left lens and they say that works.
     
  6. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    Get a John Wayne patch. Looks cool too.
     
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    Ditto what Steve said (except for lens color).

    Ed



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  8. Phil Kiner

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    Steve -- that was horrible advice- not all can shoot with two eyes
     
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    I have used a Hy-Skore product similar to this, and it worked well:

    http://www.hyskore.com/expert-optic-aid-set.htm

    I just used the blinder, which can be bought separately.

    bluedsteel
     
  10. bluedsteel

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    Jill;

    Here is just the blinder by itself:

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=411483

    bluedsteel
     
  11. V10

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    Jill,

    Just buy a roll of Scotch Magic Tape. It will last a lifetime.

    You can experiment with width, or just cover the entire width of the lens as shown in NSXER's post. For some people, less width (as shown in Ed's pic of Phil) leads to a tendency to try to "look around" the tape.

    Some people are bothered by the tape. I've never noticed it on mine.


    Oh, and NSXER, Phil was referring to Steve Mainus's post about shooting with both eyes.
     
  12. Unknown1

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    V 10

    I think that's Ed's picture of Ed!

    MK
     
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    Could be. I've never seen Ed. Kinda looks like Phil at a quick glance.
     
  14. W.P.T.

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    Thats not a picture of Phil Kiner is it ..? Been awhile since I have seen him but not that long ... lol ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  15. Jawhawker

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    NSXER, your the one thats quick to jump! There are two of you with the given name of Steve. By your sign on you state the way Iam addressing you. The others name is Steve via sign on.
     
  16. old tex

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    Ditto what Martin said - look before you leap - Phil is the best source of trapshooting advice I know of and best of all he shares it here!
     
  17. Smok'n Joe

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    don't look like Phil!!!!!!!
     
  18. AveragEd

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    No, that's not Phil. He's busy working for Southwest Airlines in their "bags" commercials.

    Ed
     
  19. Phil Kiner

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    NSXER-- My bad advice comment was for Steve M sorry for the misunderstanding

    Your lens tape job looks so much like what I do 90% of the time it is amazing-- sorry you thought I was taking a shot at you-

    Regarding Steve M --it just pisses me off when someone that doesn't know squat tells everyone to shoot with both eyes without knowing. That advice has cost us more shotgun shooters than anyone will ever realize
     
  20. Unknown1

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    Jill,

    You may have to experiment a bit with the lens blocking material.

    Some people can be comfortable with just a piece of tape, others find it better to cover the whole lens. Some use a strip, some a square, some a circle.

    Some shooters can use just a dime-size bit of tape that covers the front of the barrel while other need a quarter-size or larger to avoid seeing around it.

    Some can use a material like tape that lets light through while other shooters find it better for them to use something that blocks light completely.

    MK
     
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