I need my red dot.....

I need my red dot.....

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    I need my red dot.....

    Took my Arsenal Ak 47 to the indoor range 2 nights ago, man I need to make time to install my tru glo red dot sight. I asked the range master to give me a ballpark on the rifle, he put 2 rounds within 1/2" at 25 yards using the iron sights and said the rifle shoots about 1.5" low at the moment ( he shoots AK frequently at several hundred yards so I trust his assessment). My 17 year old daughter put most of her shots within a few inches and I don't recall if she has shot this particular rifle before, but I was all over the map. I can see the far sight pin fine but I simply cannot find the small notch in the front sight at all at short distance. Being 52 things ain't what they used to be but opthamologist says not ready for bifocals yet.


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    I'm visually impaired, myself. Hey, use whatever tools you need, or have at your disposal. If they help, use em. Having good fundamentals of shooting is important, but in the end, if your life depends on that rifle, and a particular optic helps you put lead on target, that's what matters.
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    I have driving glasses, reading glasses and seeing glasses. Can't shoot with any of them worth a darn. I guess I need some shootin' glasses.
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    Look into using "Transitions" lenses. They are a gradual progression bi-focal. I use them myself. They're seamless, too. For range use, I had a set made with some Aviator frames (large lenses) with amber tint. Fantastic shooting glasses for prescription glasses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlassWolf View Post
    Look into using "Transitions" lenses. They are a gradual progression bi-focal. I use them myself. They're seamless, too. For range use, I had a set made with some Aviator frames (large lenses) with amber tint. Fantastic shooting glasses for prescription glasses.
    Not to nitpick, but I think you mean "progressive" lenses. "Transitions" are the photosensitive ones that darken in sunlight.
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    I have progressive transition lenses in my "driving" glasses. They are my best. Have you ever tried to walk down a flight of stairs with those things on? The bottom (at least on mine) is meant for up close work. I have to take them off to walk down stairs or it is disorienting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lionround View Post
    I have driving glasses, reading glasses and seeing glasses. Can't shoot with any of them worth a darn. I guess I need some shootin' glasses.
    I have considerable trouble reading the fine print on food labels. Every time I get home from the store I remember I forgot to buy a magnifying glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NH_Esau View Post
    Not to nitpick, but I think you mean "progressive" lenses. "Transitions" are the photosensitive ones that darken in sunlight.
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    I have been doing these eye muscle exercises for quite a while now and I do not need glasses anymore.
    My close up vision was always better than perfect without glasses but, my far vision was not super great.
    So every time I was doing close-up work or reading I would take my doggone glasses off.
    And then I would sit on them or step on them or forget where I put them.
    I couldn't stand it anymore and it was getting expensive!
    So I started doing these eye exercises that I saw on a YouTube video and taking Bilberry extract.
    If I put my latest pair of glasses on now...I can't see with them on.

    Now I never wear glasses though I still keep a pair in the Bug Out Bag just in case my eyes ever revert back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NH_Esau View Post
    Not to nitpick, but I think you mean "progressive" lenses. "Transitions" are the photosensitive ones that darken in sunlight.
    Yes, progressives, thanks. Such a bad word that my mind tries to avoid it. haha I get the two mixed up. Transitions take too long to adjust for me, so I jse magnetic clip-ons for my normal glasses to "tint" them for outside and bright lights, but use progressive lenses for bifocals. Thank you kindly for the correction. I'd hate to send the gentleman off to the optometrist for the wrong product!

    Quote Originally Posted by lionround View Post
    I have progressive transition lenses in my "driving" glasses. They are my best. Have you ever tried to walk down a flight of stairs with those things on? The bottom (at least on mine) is meant for up close work. I have to take them off to walk down stairs or it is disorienting.
    I pretty much live in progressive lenses now. The trick to looking down for things like stairs when wearing them, is to look below the lenses and just see the steps without any correction, or tilt your entire head down to look where you're walking through the unmagnified portion. When I had mine made, I actually had to have the progression line moved downward about 1mm from my focal line from the "normal" placement, because I got massive headaches from wearing them when I got them initially. Now, they are great, and I don't even think about the magnification anymore.. it's like a natural thing to me after wearing them for some years now.
    Quote Originally Posted by NONAME762 View Post
    I have considerable trouble reading the fine print on food labels. Every time I get home from the store I remember I forgot to buy a magnifying glass.

    GlassWolf has a good idea on glasses. I'd be willing to bet he's an old fogey. Old People Know Stuff.
    Actually, I'm 42, but I've had type I diabetes since I was 3, and went through the laser surgeries on my eyes when I was about 20, so I've had a lot of work done on my eyes, from 1 retinal re-attachment, to bilateral cateract surgeries, to 20+ laser surgeries on the retinas. As such, I have a LOT of issues with my vision, from peripheral vision loss to poor night vision, and a macular hole in the right eye that makes me shoot cross-eye dominant with handgun and left handed with rifle now. It's really just a matter of finding the right tools to get the job done, and elarning to become proficient with those tool when necessity dictates.

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    I'm right there with you brother. I put an Aimpoint Pro on my AR. Life is much better
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    I have been doing these eye muscle exercises for quite a while now and I do not need glasses anymore.
    My close up vision was always better than perfect without glasses but, my far vision was not super great.
    So every time I was doing close-up work or reading I would take my doggone glasses off.
    And then I would sit on them or step on them or forget where I put them.
    I couldn't stand it anymore and it was getting expensive!
    So I started doing these eye exercises that I saw on a YouTube video and taking Bilberry extract.
    If I put my latest pair of glasses on now...I can't see with them on.

    Now I never wear glasses though I still keep a pair in the Bug Out Bag just in case my eyes ever revert back.
    What exercises would that be?

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    Stop. You all stop it right now. I feel like I'm at my in-Law's listening to this crap! :D

    Having said that.... I'm interested in these eye exercises as well. I took a hit to my left eye and it's never been the same.
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    Ah Jon--we are just prepping YOU for YOUR future How well I remember the days when I felt invincible, on top of the world, etc, etc---then the eye doc told me I needed bifocals. Age!! It happens to all of us If you are blessed to live long enough to actually get old(er).
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