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cross eye eliminator

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Brian Reid, Jan 5, 2009.

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  1. Brian Reid

    Brian Reid TS Member

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    Being right handed with a left master eye I have been advised to purchase an item
    called a Hi Viz Cross Eye Eliminator which is stuck to the end of your rib behind
    the front bead. Apparently they also can have fluro colored inserts at the front of this device. Has anyone used these or any other devices that work ok? Do I need to buy the one with the fluro attachment or is this only helpful in dull
    light? I mainly shoot skeet with a Remington 1100 12g Sporting model. I hope all people reading this have a Happy & Safe New Year. Brian Reid.
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  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    I find for skeet the brighter the front sight the better. It is much easier to get the right amount of lead with a highly visable front sight. HMB
     
  3. Easystreet

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    To eliminate "cross sighting" try a "Uni-Dot" front sight. I used one for several years, but no longer have the cross sighting problem so no longer need it.

    They have a hollow tube with a bright sight on the front end. You need to order according to the width of your rib just behind the front bead for the best fit. No need to remove the front bead to use the Uni-Dot. My guess of the current price is about $30 US.

    Easystreet
     
  4. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    Use the link above for Uni-Dot. HiViz with the tube is a similar crossfire prevention aid. If the problem is severe you may need a tape patch like Magic Dot on the Off Eye lens.
     
  5. capnrico

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    Meadows Industries makes a device called a "Vari-Brite III".

    Trust me, it works!

    Eric
     
  6. SMITH47

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    Put the gun on your left shoulder.

    ernie
     
  7. crusha

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    According to Uncle Ed...getting kicked by a mule can cure cross-eye.
     
  8. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Ditto the Uni-Dot. But, it won't work if you don't use it right. Never look at the bead. Keep your eyes on the bird, and then with your peripheral vision bring he red dot to the bird. If you look directly at the red dot, it won't work.
     
  9. waverider

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    The sight blinder devices only work if your dominate eye is not totally dominate. Try and find some one who has one or tape a card or stick to the side of your rib. If you only can see the side of the barrel while focusing on the target the blinder will not work for you. If this is the case, you should give shooting left handed a serious try.

    I too like the Vari-Brite-Site III. This sight has a channel rather than tube. So if you need to be looking down on the rib to get the right Point of Impact, you can still see fiber optic bead.

    Jason
     
  10. grnberetcj

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    Magic-Dot (or scotch tape) on the left eye and a "EasyHit" front target sight. After a few years of experimenting and frustration, this is the system that has worked for me.

    Curt
     
  11. wanderer

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    Keen makes a cross-fire eliminator rib which does what you want. The entire rib sticks on your existing rib without changing poi. I have three used ones listed here. GEG
     
  12. BrowningGal

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    Save yourself some heartache. You have three basic choices. Learn to shoot left handed, close your off eye, or block the off eye using tape/dots/whatever. Everything else is a band-aid, and likely to stop working at some point in the future... at which point, your scores will plummet.

    Suggest watching Phil Kiner's DVD. He has a very good explanation on this subject.
     
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