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Video Tip: How to Determine Your Dominant Eye for Shooting

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When shooting anything that has sights (from a rifle to a compound bow) you will shoot better and more accurately if using your dominant eye. Unfortunately many of us (myself included) have dominant eyes that are opposite our dominant hands. Switching from your dominant hand to your weak hand and strong eye can feel really awkward at first, but this will yield good results if you stick with it. Children especially should learn to shoot using their dominant eye; it will help them avoid future problems if they start off right. Here’s how to determine which eye is dominant.