View Full Version : Can't shoot anymore
10-23-2006, 06:40 PM
I just started wearing glasses back in Feb. of this year. I am having major problems with my target shooting. I am very inconsistent. Never had this problem before!! Any suggestions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10-23-2006, 07:25 PM
I've never had such a problem myself, but the obvious tip is to lay your glasses off to the side when shooting; or, try and move the focus of your scope until it's where you like it.
10-23-2006, 07:57 PM
What type of shooting are we talking about? Open sights, scope, pistol, rifle, shotgun? I wear glasses, tri-focals actually so I might have some ideas.
10-23-2006, 08:15 PM
A scope should work well if adjusted right for you,for myself on the rifles that I use for Colorado muzzleoader season I went to a peep sight when I could not focas on the standard open sights.The peep sight works great for me!I use the williams WGRS with the removable insert,that leaves the ghost ring which works good for hunting.
10-24-2006, 08:50 AM
If you are shooting open sights and can still see the front sight pretty well, put a peep (receiver) sight on. You won't need to see the rear very well...your eye will automatically center the front sight in the circle of the peep. I still have a 30-30 with a Lyman receiver sight. Even though the rear doesn't look round to me, my accuracy is still pretty good. However, I don't use this gun on animals. I've gone to scopes, even on the muzzleloader. On the scope, you should be able to adjust the eyepiece lense to make the reticle sharp and clear. Sight it in and you're in business. Now if you are not used to a scope, it will take a little while to get used to it. Try to get used to shooting with both eyes open. In the meantime, I wouldn't try to shoot any running deer. That's generally not a good idea anyway. If they're running, I let them go. Don't get discouraged. Good luck!
Wow! Good advice from quite a few members. Here I thought this forum was mostly kids with good eyes. LOL
When you said "target shooting" I'm not sure what you meant. When I was younger, I could focus on the front sight, and the target was only a little blurry. Now, the front sight and the target are both pretty bad. I have pretty well given up shooting Highpower rifle with a service rifle. I can still shoot NRA match rifle pretty well, this has a longer barrel, and an aperature front sight. Because of the longer barrel, the front aperature is crisp, and the target only a little blurred.
You may have to go the same route. Of course, I'm only shooting a peep sight nowadays. Forget any open sights.
With a scope, life gets better. With the prescription of your glasses, things may have changed with the ocular lens adjustment on your scope. This may need to be tuned in again for your new eyesight.
This might sound goofy, but I focus my scope crosshairs with my eye looking at infinity. I sight the scope against a clear blue sky. I can feel when I'm looking at the sky, and when my focus jumps to the crosshairs. You want to focus on the sky, infinity. Focusing on the sky, turn your ocular lens adjustment until the crosshairs are nice and sharp. You will probably have to take a series of short looks, because your eye is going to want to focus on the crosshairs. When the crosshairs are nice and crisp, with your focus on infinity, set the lockring, and you're done. Until your vision changes you should never have to touch this adjustment again.
Now when you look at any target through your scope, the crosshairs will be nice and crisp. Targets appearing in the scope that are really close will still be a little blurry, but your crosshairs will be in focus.
Good luck, you old timer.
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