clay shooting with a double trigger side by side
Im right handed and left eye dominant. And even have a couple of national caps for target rifle. It’s not debilitating, esp not for shotgun as closing your left eye is not going to cause as many problems as when rifle shooting.
Check the cast of your stock though – left cast for a right hander is virtually impossible to set your cheek to stock properly.
As for triggers, I much prefer two trigger SBS. Whenever I borrow a mate’s OU double pull trigger I always end up having a crack at the second bird by yanking on the trigger guard 😳
Practice, practice, practice.Posted 4 years ago
yeah, i’m practising shutting the left eye as much as i can now to try and switch the dominance over… still picking up the target with both eyes and close the (hopefully) left eye at the last moment to focus down the barrel.
i like having two triggers for clays, whenever i have a go on a various friends OU’s i forget you can use the trigger a second time and stall the second shot.
think my stock isn’t right and i’m not getting the best mount at the moment, comb’s probably too low and i’m moving my head too much to fit the gun which is throwing off my shots a bit… still its a cheap gun and i can’t quite afford a custom stock or even a professional gun fit at the momentPosted 4 years ago
tbh if you shoot right handed you’ll have to use your right eye to aim. no other way about it
wrong. you have both eyes open and the master eye will be dominant, its not a rifle.
i have a left master eye but am right handed (i was made to use a pen R/H at school) but shoot left handed because thats my master eye, i do prefer a side by side though as i get a better sight picture (both eyes open obviously), i find a single barrel or O/U means it feels like i’m looking down the side of the barrel.
maybe try left handed, i wouldnt’ get involved with cross-over’s as they are rare and have a horrible recoil because the stock isnt straight.
double trigger is finePosted 4 years ago
I took a lesson and instructor told me I have very strong left eye dominance, I now shoot “left handed” with my right eye closed. I am naturally right handed. The improvement was dramatic.
BTW I know you are supposed to shoot both eyes open but with the instructor we tried various combinations of both eyes open, one shut, left and right handed. The left handed, right eye shut was the winner by a very long way.Posted 4 years ago
i can see the point of learning with a patch or dark lens in a pair of glasses but if you were shooting regularly your master eye will quickly take over, the non master eye is used to help judge speed/direction and general spatial awareness so if you have 2 eyes you should use them.Posted 4 years agospenceMember
Same here,right handed with left eye dominance – reasoning as MrSmith, but mother not school. Persevere with both eyes open as much as possible and learn to judge lead. Easy enough for reaction shots such as incoming, going away and teal. Quartering is a bit harder and maybe I shut my left eye on long crossers. As said practice with whatever works for you, there’s no wrong way if you’re hitting the target.Posted 4 years ago
Also, a game gun for clays? SRSLY?
why not? there is a phrase “beware the man with one gun” he’s the bloke with the torn barbour who rocks up and shoots all the stands with no choke twiddling or cartridge change (an assortment of 6’s-7’s of different brands) and misses nothing.
the antithesis of all the gear no idea.Posted 4 years ago
@phil. haha very good. I paid my money to the good fellow at Bisley so it only seemed sensible to take his advice. My eye dominance is strong and I can’t shut my left eye (I’ve tried practicing but cannot do it). Interesting thing for me is that my right hand is the one doing “the pointing” so it seems quite natural to shoot left shoulder. Remember you have to adjust your stance too (I kept forgetting that at first)Posted 4 years agoScapegoatSubscriber
The only real route to success is to shoot off your left shoulder, and once you’re used to it have your gun fitted properly. You can adapt to one eye shooting( ask Dave Carrie) but if you can persevere with shooting off he left then do so.Posted 4 years ago
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