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    A Smelly Day is Always a Good Day!

    Yesterday I took out the Peashooter (trainer) and my No. 1.
    Had fun…
    At 100 metres, the Peashooter was difficult. I had the impression that the ammo had a great differential in speed from round to round. While at 50 it was ok, at 100…
    Still… Only two guys with me at the range. All with milsurps. My people.
    I left after one 50 box of .22LR and 15 rounds of .303. I felt happy and satisfied, so I just packed my stuff and kept chatting for a while.
    Perfect day.
    At home, two kiddos positive, one in doubt, wifey with headache but negative. I’m 100%.
    34a cp., btg. Susa, 3° rgt. Alpini

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    Not too bad for groups Ovidio, far better than I can do with iron sights these days.
    Regards, Jim

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    Eyes have become an issue in the past 18 months.
    I’m slowly recovering my accuracy. But there is still a long way to go.
    The good thing is that I’m an obstinate guy.
    34a cp., btg. Susa, 3° rgt. Alpini

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    Three kids positive. Youngsters beat parents 3-0. For now…
    34a cp., btg. Susa, 3° rgt. Alpini

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    Great stuff!!


    I'm staring down the barrel of incipient cataracts and am facing a choice: I've been nearsighted all my life and am used to it but hate the dead spots in my progressive lenses that are exactly what I look through when I have a proper cheek weld. When you have your lenses replaced in cataract surgery you can choose your correction but are usually limited to one problem or another - either nearsightedness or farsightedness, due to presbyopia (old eyes). Farsightedness would allow an easier shift between the front sight and the target but would be entirely a new world to me, especially because it work force me to use glasses for near focus.

    I'll have to decide which way to go!

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    Seems like the time to change to optics has come?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daan Kemp View Post
    change to optics
    I have scopes on everything now and shoot off sandbags as well. Much more satisfying then when I was throwing bullets into the backstop.
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    Daan, I'll try to get back to acceptable results with iron sights (takes a lot of concentration right now), but in the meantime, for my birthday in March I'll get the K98icon I posted a couple months ago and put an optic to my current Yugoicon-captured one.
    Just in case...
    34a cp., btg. Susa, 3° rgt. Alpini

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    Has anyone here tried the eyepal patch you place on your shooting eye safety glass it is supposed to help your eye sharpen up all the detail I have them here but have not tried them on my 303's using the open sights for which they are designed.
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    I've been using it for years now. 6 years.
    I have both the one for handguns and the one for rifles.
    They work very well.
    I didn't mind paying a disproportionate (if I'm not wrong 25€) amount of money for a great idea.
    Try them!

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