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    • paleoman
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      I shot a few this a.m. and ended up w a dry fire basically due to the knock flying off. My previous shot hit that arrow, but w no visible damage. Got me thinking due to the “Safety Culture” we seem to live in now about eye protection…have any of you had any close calls with your eyes? I just can’ t do it myself (wear safety glasses w a bow) but not for any logical reason not to. Maybe once or twice as a kid I had something similar happen.

    • BuckyT
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      Never thought about it. I could never wear any sort of glasses shooting a bow.

    • Stephen Graf
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      I wish I didn’t have to wear glasses while shooting a bow. I really don’t need to where them, except for that pesky problem of seeing the target 😳

    • paleoman
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      I misspelled nock up there….:P Anyway I would feel like a complete boob wearing safety glasses shooting a bow but wonder if there are some who “put their eye out” over the years? Particularly w wood shafts maybe??

    • Arne Moe
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      There are some programs out there that require safety glasses (4H for one) but I don’t see the need. I wear prescription glasses out of need but really don’t see the need for eye protection. I’m sure someone out there will have a “war story” about that. Wood, aluminum, carbon I have never seen an example to indicate a need.

      That said, using them CAN’T hurt either.

      Arne

    • RalphRalph
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      I think your more apt to run into a low hanging branch when hunting or stumping and poking an eye rather than when shooting a bow. Saying that, I’ve seen pics of some pretty nasty blows as a result of stringing and unstringing bows that safety glasses might have helped with the damage control or maybe added to the injury:?. But more so a football helmet would have been better.

      I think keeping an eye πŸ™‚ on your equipment to make sure it’s up to par is a really good preventative measure.

    • William WarrenWilliam Warren
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      Steve Graf wrote: I wish I didn’t have to wear glasses while shooting a bow. I really don’t need to where them, except for that pesky problem of seeing the target 😳

      Ah, so next time we go carp shooting if I could hide your glasses I would have a chance of out shooting you? πŸ˜€

    • William WarrenWilliam Warren
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      This reminds me of when my son got his eardrum pierced by the pointy bud casing of a maple limb that popped him in the ear as he was going through some brush. May need to wear ear plugs too.

    • Charles EkCharles Ek
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      R2 wrote: I think your more apt to run into a low hanging branch when hunting or stumping and poking an eye rather than when shooting a bow.

      On two separate occasions, I’ve had to lead someone out of the woods by the hand as a result of them getting poked in the eye. On another occasion, my niece took a twig in the eye that required three surgeries at the Mayo Clinic to save the eye and her sight in it.

      If you don’t wear a brimmed hat and some sort of eye protection in the woods, you’re rolling the dice every time you go out. JMHO.

    • James HarveyJames Harvey
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      I like to think when I’m hunting I’m generally cautious enough to not stab myself in the eye. That being said it has happened, though nothing more than a few tears. Long grass is a serial offender, against the backdrop of an ocean of grass I don’t see the bent down blades trying to poke me in the eye πŸ™

    • Stephen Graf
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      Duncan wrote: [quote=Steve Graf]I wish I didn’t have to wear glasses while shooting a bow. I really don’t need to where them, except for that pesky problem of seeing the target 😳

      Ah, so next time we go carp shooting if I could hide your glasses I would have a chance of out shooting you? πŸ˜€

      Lets go!…, If by outshooting you mean shooting more arrows out of the boat and into the mud then me, good luck! killer.

    • daniel boon
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      I wear glasses when shooting, and wish I didn’t. And not for safety either. Had to change my anchor point when I started wearing them. They are a pain in the but, but not much choice.

    • RalphRalph
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      Steve Graf wrote: I wish I didn’t have to wear glasses while shooting a bow. I really don’t need to where them, except for that pesky problem of seeing the target 😳

      Got a friend that’s always mumbling about his glasses being in the way, pulling his arrows in 3D shoot, 8, 10 ,10 ,8, 8, 10…………… Such a problem he has. πŸ˜€

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