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How do test for cross dominance

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by romie, May 7, 2009.

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  1. romie

    romie Active Member

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    I am two eyed but I wonder if my left eye takes over sometimes.. How can I check for this??????What is the remedy? Monty
     
  2. Carol Lister

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    Testing for cross dominance can be a tricky thing. My husband is cross dominant when shooting open sights at rapidly-moving targets but is correctly dominant when shooting either open sights or scoped optics at "stationary" targets, not matter their distance.

    I am cross dominant at distances over about 30 feet but correctly dominant at closer distances.

    Carol Lister
     
  3. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    What Carol said! Many shooters - and I'm one of them - can "pass" the old finger-pointing eye dominance test but put targets in the air and all bets are off. And changing to shooting left-handed at my age (62) and with my arthritis? That's why there are some shooters who simply cannot shoot two-eyed.

    There once was a gentleman who badgered me repeatedly about taking his clinic, saying that he could change me completely to two-eyed in one weekend. When I asked for a money-back guarantee, he started with the "ifs" and "maybes."

    Ed
     
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    Ed, was that to change you to a two eyed shooter or to a two eyed shooter that could actually hit something? lol
     
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    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    There IS a difference, isn't there?

    Ed
     
  7. JBrooks

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    Always read the fine print!
     
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    I'm not sure you can test for cross dominance, but you can easily determine your dominant eye.

    I am a right handed, right dominant eye shooter. For a number of years I shot one eye. I was a rifle shooter and always shot one eye. I shot one eye decently. Made the 26 yd line had a few years of 97+ averages.

    I was then persuaded to shoot 2 eyed. Worked for a while and then suddenly went down the drain. The first clue was "mystery misses". How did I miss that bird etc. I reviewed Phil Kiner's DVD and I had the symptoms. This winter I took his clinic and he immediately picked up the cross dominance problem. We tried a small amount of tape, a lot of tape, black tape and finally closing one eye.

    It was really bad in handicap and near the end of the day when I was tired. If you can, take a clinic with Phil. If you have the problem he will pick it up and help you.

    I have discovered going back to one eye is not as easy as I thought. I can see the reduced peripheral vision and also a reduction in light. It will take some work but at least the birds are now breaking when it looks like they should.
     
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