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Re: I can't see
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2017, 11:51:23 PM »
The aperture, either clip-on or electrical tape helped me for quite a while. For my Olympic pistol shooting, I bought some cheap mail order prescription glasses from china and bumped the shooting eye up a diopter. Some people cannot tolerate having one eye focus closer than the other but it works for me.

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Re: I can't see
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2017, 01:49:03 PM »
smokinbuck..." While learning the left thing I put a pair of mirrors on a rifle that allowed me to shoot right handed with my left eye. ...
Mark"


OK, Mark...how'd you do this?

My cataract surgery did its job well, but the eye doctor detected some Mac D in my left eye.  If it ever goes to my right eye I'd like to know about this.  Thanks

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Re: I can't see
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2017, 12:56:08 AM »
Capgun,
I don't post but if you, or someone, will I'll send some pics.
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Re: I can't see
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2017, 03:30:18 PM »
Sorry fellows. Daryl posted pics of my sights but they were mounted on an unmentionable and Dennis pulled them. Anyone wanting to see how I did it, email me and I will forward pics.
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Re: I can't see
« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2017, 04:04:27 PM »
Lasik eye surgery. Had it done 12 years ago, best money I ever spent. Simple procedure, you will not believe the results.

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Re: I can't see
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2017, 04:54:51 PM »
My son-in-law was very near sighted, both eyes and recently had lasik both eyes done at the same time! Three days later he left the country for a week, I told him he was braver than me to get both done at once plus knowing he had to be out of the country for a week! He had no problems at all, sees fine and does not need glasses at all.
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Re: I can't see
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2017, 08:05:56 PM »
Lasik eye surgery. Had it done 12 years ago, best money I ever spent. Simple procedure, you will not believe the results.

   Tim C.


Depending of course, on what is wrong with your eyes.
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Re: I can't see
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2017, 10:05:41 PM »
Lasik eye surgery. Had it done 12 years ago, best money I ever spent. Simple procedure, you will not believe the results.

   Tim C.


Depending of course, on what is wrong with your eyes.

 Correct. I should have mentioned that I was not a candidate for Lasik but instead had PRK surgery, very similar to Lasik. I have a tendency to combine similar things into one. As in I call both my truck and car cars. Whatever, the procedure it is worth looking into.
 Here is a link explaining PRK:

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photorefractive_keratectomy


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Re: I can't see
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2017, 08:51:36 AM »

The kicker for ME is that I'm left eye dominant but shoot righty (A product of a left handed mother / righty father)
So I have 35 years of built up right handed shooting muscle memory and for some reason only my right eye is blurry on the rear sight.......my left eye is crystal clear on the sights! It's like a cruel joke.
So I feel like I have the decision to make of figuring out a fix for the right eye, or simply put the gun in the other hand and start over!

I have a friend, who through his diabetes, went blind in his right eye. He switched to being a left handed, left eyed shooter, overnight. It might take you longer, but since you are left eyed with some vision in your right eye - you are well ahead of his game.  He did tell me that after a shot period of time, shooting left handed became natural to him.  There is hope, grasshopper.
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Re: I can't see
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2017, 09:16:25 PM »
My son-in-law was very near sighted, both eyes and recently had lasik both eyes done at the same time!

I had both eyes done about 10 years ago and went from being nearsighted to  being farsighted instantly.  It was one of the best decisions I ever made.  So far, so good, but if my right eye vision deteriorates I will still be ok.  I taught my self to shoot left handed because if a squirrel, rabbit or deer appeared on my right side, it is simpler to shoot lefty than swinging my whole body around.  Keep yer powder dry...........robin  :)

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Re: I can't see
« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2017, 09:43:47 PM »
After reading threads like these its no wonder anybody hits anything.It my belief that there's a certain amount of muscle memory from years of shooting,while you think your sight picture is less than ideal.......your brain knows,,maybe you ain't the hawk eye you used to be,you aint touchin holes off hand like the old days but I sure wouldn't want to be down field from us when shots fired in anger start ;)

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Re: I can't see
« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2017, 09:56:06 PM »
After reading threads like these its no wonder anybody hits anything.It my belief that there's a certain amount of muscle memory from years of shooting,while you think your sight picture is less than ideal.......your brain knows,,maybe you ain't the hawk eye you used to be,you aint touchin holes off hand like the old days but I sure wouldn't want to be down field from us when shots fired in anger start ;)

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Re: I can't see
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2017, 10:26:16 PM »
Take alook at the rear sight on the Nathaniel Rowe rifle in the vitual Museum. Must have had old eyes back then also. Tim

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Re: I can't see
« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2017, 10:35:21 PM »
I'm right eye dominant but started off, as a kid, shooting left handed with BB guns.  Back then I never used the sights; I shot the BB guns like one would shoot a shotgun.  No idea when I switched but it had to be fairly early on.  Even now I have killed deer shooting left handed when trying to turn for a RH shot was awkward.
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Re: I can't see
« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2017, 04:50:45 AM »
A friend called me tonight , complaining about his inability to see the sights of his rifle. He was actually thinking about not hunting this Fall because of this. He's coming over tomorrow to see the set up I have on my rifle , and try it out. With the shallow " V " rear sight and a wide front sight, I'm able to simply put the front sight on what I want to hit and the rest happens automatically
. It is simply the best arrangement I've found for older eyes. I'm betting he'll do fine with it. When shooting, I'm not really conscious of the rear sight at all...it's that large front sight that counts.

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Re: I can't see
« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2017, 09:48:08 PM »
A large bead also works well with this rear sight - for failing eyes.  The wide V does not produce the horrific fuzziness that comes from V or U notches.  The front sight sits in the wide V perfectly, with

 little or no need to try to get it centered as you do with V or U notches - it just sits there, in the middle - put it over the target and shoot!
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Re: I can't see
« Reply #41 on: October 03, 2017, 05:16:23 AM »
A friend called me tonight , complaining about his inability to see the sights of his rifle. He was actually thinking about not hunting this Fall because of this. He's coming over tomorrow to see the set up I have on my rifle , and try it out. With the shallow " V " rear sight and a wide front sight, I'm able to simply put the front sight on what I want to hit and the rest happens automatically
. It is simply the best arrangement I've found for older eyes. I'm betting he'll do fine with it. When shooting, I'm not really conscious of the rear sight at all...it's that large front sight that counts.

Hmmmmmmm.......... 8)
I think I'm picturing this correctly and if so I can see (no pun intended) how this could work for me. Like Daryl said the small U notches i have been using give me terrible fuzziness.
I think eliminating looking through that notch but still having a point of reference could be the ticket. The front sight isnt the problem.....its seeing the darn thing through the haze of those rear lines.
I might just break out the files tomorrow and do my best to destroy a perfectly lovely looking rear sight!  ;D

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Re: I can't see
« Reply #42 on: October 03, 2017, 07:22:09 PM »






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Re: I can't see
« Reply #43 on: October 03, 2017, 08:09:35 PM »
I can't see the pix. I looked for the Merit disk for eyeglasses but struck out. I made an aperture and taped it to my glasses last night. Didn't get to range but rear sight was much clearer.
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Re: I can't see
« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2017, 10:25:48 PM »
Sry Rich - those are photobucket pictures. I uploaded the photobucket fix so they and all previous photobucket pictures appear as normal to me.





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Re: I can't see
« Reply #45 on: October 04, 2017, 10:52:36 PM »
Man I LIKE that!  (That's what I was picturing) 

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Re: I can't see
« Reply #46 on: October 05, 2017, 02:41:44 AM »
I can see them now. Thanks, Daryl.
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Re: I can't see
« Reply #47 on: October 05, 2017, 02:04:15 PM »
 One simple fix that helps me and others is to widen the rear sight notch so it appears at least 2 times as wide as the front sight. The extra light on each side helps. I widened one much more than that for an old friend, and he was pleased at the improvement in sight picture and amazed that it shot just as good groups. On his I also put on a wider front sight. I was skeptical this would shoot well and it looked strange, but he was desperate to keep shooting and be range legal.

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Re: I can't see
« Reply #48 on: October 05, 2017, 08:32:23 PM »
I widened the rear notch on my smoothbore at least 2X the width of the widest notch on my other gun.  The front sight is, for me, much easier to see and I can shoot quite accurately - for me, that is.  Up to 50 or so yards I can shoot 3-shot groups with it that don't look that shoddy when compared with my grooved bore guns.
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Re: I can't see
« Reply #49 on: October 07, 2017, 07:45:01 PM »
About six months ago, I found I had sighting issues with my good (right) eye.  Looking through aperture sights, it appears that there is a fuzzy stick coming into the aperture at 3 o'clock, ending in the centre of the aperture with a bulb of bigger fuzz, in other words, completely blocking out the bull.  Load testing and shooting enjoyment went into the toilet.  So I went to my optometrist for a routine check up and he had very bad news for me.  But he recommended a specialist, and eventually, I got my appointment to see him.  His news is much better...I have a posterior subcapsular cataract which has made my lens cloudy.  He can (and will) replace the lens and says he can give me 20/20 vision.  I cannot wait, but wait I must - about four months.  Never take for granted your good health.
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