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I have been considering getting a pair of dedicated shooting glasses for trap. So I have been looking and reading some of the past post and just general web site info.

I had seen a few top shooters on You Tube that had some nice looking glasses and after some searching found out they were Pilla. Now I would love to have a pair, but thats just way out of my price range.

I have been a long time Oakley user and have some arrays that are golf specific and they have held up very well. Having been on their web site I don't see any arrays or singles with a stated purpose of shooting. Has anyone purchased any Oakley shooting arrays?

If you know of other brands that I should consider in the Oakley price range I would be interested.
 

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I bought a pair of Oakley Tombstones a few years back and they did not fit my face very well at all....I sold them shortly after.

Checkout Randolph Engineering glasses, I have the ranger edge and they are a great set.
 

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I really like my Ranger Edge glasses. Bought mine and extra lenses from L&M lenses. Great folks to deal with.
 

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If you go with Decot or Rangers there are several other lens places that will make lens for those models. Saves a few bucks and betters your chances of being able to find someone to buy from some at a larger shoot.
 

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I like the Oakley Tombstone shooting glasses and have two pair along with 5 lenses. They are light and moderately priced; especially compared to Pilla. Very easy to change the lenses if you need to swap. you can research them online and they’ll have quite a bit of info on the lens colors.


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My optometrist is a close friend and a former trap shooter. We grew up together. He had these made for me.
RayBan, Aviator Shooters. They are old school compared to all these new shooting glasses out there today.
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I have been using Decot glasses for trap with 4 different set of lenses for the last 30 years and they are great. But for skeet and sporting clays I use Oakley M frames and I have 2 different frames and 4 or 5 different lenses. About 5 years ago I took a major hit from a low house one broken target in the center of the left lense and the Oakley saved my sight. The lense was marked and had to be replaced, but my eye was fine. [ In hindsight I should have made a better job of breaking the target]
I don't use the Oakleys for trap as they don't work well with side shields. I find the Decots work well with side shields.
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In 1994 I used Zeiss Scopz RX with Vermillion, Orange & Yellow.
They were good.

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About a decade ago I changed to Oakley’s. They are top notch.
I use the Prizm Golf Lens In the HJ 2.0 XL. Frames are not near as important as the lens and there are plenty of frame options.
These lenses in RX for me work under all lighting conditions. A great investment. https://www.oakley.com/en-us/product/W0OO9154?variant=888392075840

Look at sportsunglasses category.

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Be aware if you go to Randolph's website (Randolph is Ranger) the cookie that they use will bomb you with their product on every website that you look at and will spam you to death for about a week, so far. Maybe there is a way to do away with the cookie thing but I for one am very tired of looking at the Randolph ad's.
 

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It depends on if you have a prescription. If you don't there are a lot more choices. I use my distance script in my Ranger XLW that I have had for several years and replaced the prescription a few times, but have all the colors that don't have to be replaced.
 

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I own a bunch of sunglasses, if you wear contacts and are involved in a variety of outdoor activity there's a need. I've been down several paths regarding shooting glasses & wasted some $ in the process but finally settled on a Decot frame that fits me well (Revel) with a medium bronze lens that covers nearly all lighting conditions well for me. Shooting glasses make a difference, the lens are wide to provide greater coverage and most importantly the frames sit off the face to avoid fogging, sweat build up, etc - at least the ones I have.
I own the Oakley Half Jacket with a Trail Prizm lens. The lens color is fantastic, especially for shooting in a wooded area (lots of pines around here). However I find Oakley's sit tighter around the face, most have some wrap to them - as such I'm constantly wiping off the lens. These work better for me on the boat or bike.
 

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I started out with Decot, and liked them a lot, both the V Lite Rose and the Light Target Orange. I then tried Oakley Tombstones, which seemed to provide equal clarity as the Decot, with a bit better color and contrast.

Then I went to Pilla about a year and a half ago. The visual clarity is unsurpassed. It was worth every penny.

If I had to turn in the Pillas, I would go back to the Oakleys.
 

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Whatever you buy make sure they are OSHA,ANSI and ANSI Z87.1 approved. Protection first, style second. Polycarbonate or Trivex lenses. CR 39 is marginal at best for shooting protection. I prefer Wiley X glasses.
 

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I knew Oakley used to make a shooting glasses array, I just couldn't remember the name. It looks as if they have been discontinued as they are not on the site now.

I have a couple of pairs of M frames that I like the style of but don't have the shooting color lens. They have changed to the 2.0 version now so I can't get any lens for my need.

Having just looked at L&M Lens, I would be more interested in the Randolph Ranger Phantom 2.0 as I prefer a more one piece wrap type lens. What I have always liked about my Oakleys' is I can push them up on the top of my head and they stay there, my Ray-bans' on the other hand would slid off when I leaned forward.
 

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Oakley discontinued production of their Si Tombstone Reap sporting clay glasses. You can still find them for sale online with a quick google search, they have good reviews and I liked the lenses myself - however they just were not a very good fit for my face.
 

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I have been using Decots for 17 years. Great product, great service. Blinders work well for me on them.
 
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