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Prescription Shooting Glasses???? Any Suggestions??

Post by Historian1972 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:11 pm

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I am looking at picking up a pair of Decot shooting glasses and was wondering what other shooters are using indoors or outdoors? What lens colors? What brand? ect...

Thanks,

Jeff S.

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Post by C.Perkins on Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:49 pm

Back in my competative skeet shooting days I purchased Decot Hy-Wyd shooting glasses with three lenses of gold, bronze and vermillion for different shooting backgrounds.

Retired from skeet and started bullseye and international disciplines.

Out here in sunny Arizona  was mainly using the bronze cause it was the darkest.
One day I decided to try the vermillion lenses.
Have not gone back.
The vermillion enhances the red dot.

The lenses are pretty large for clay target use but have come in handy for those stray cases fired from the left of me that deflects them from my eye.

I will switch to bronze or gold for iron sights and sometimes just use my clear prescriptions depending on the lighting.

Clarence

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Post by Colt711 on Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:31 am

FredB wrote:
Rob Kovach wrote:I don't even know what vermillion is....

A vermillion is more than a trillion and less than a gazillion.

 You guys amaze me. All Perry Vets should know that vermillion is a small town about 40 miles east of Camp Perry on route 2.

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Post by Rob Kovach on Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:13 am

I always go west from Camp Perry--I didn't know about vermillion,oh.

I don't know what Elihu Root is either!

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Post by Colt711 on Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:03 am

Rob Kovach wrote:I always go west from Camp Perry--I didn't know about vermillion,oh.

I don't know what Elihu Root is either!

 The medal is awarded to the top 4 scoring shooters in the CMP (hardball) team matches every yr @ Perry.
The Captain & coach of the winning team also receive an honorary medal. Rear is engraved w/ name yr & firing or non firing member.

A nice, gold medal about the same dia as a silver dollar and quite heavy. A resemblance of Mr. Root is on the face. He was a secretary of War. I had never heard of it until it's arrival in the mail. Mine was for 1981 and as I recall I shot a 282. A Canton shooter made belt buckles of them for Frank Bickar, perennial Ohio Champ and myself.

It's one of those things that mean very little to anyone excepting another shooter. Ever try to explain the Distinguished Medal to a non shooter?

That's as much bragging as I can wring out of something that happened on an afternoon many yrs ago.

Ron

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Post by BE Mike on Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:55 pm

Colt711 wrote:
Rob Kovach wrote:I always go west from Camp Perry--I didn't know about vermillion,oh.

I don't know what Elihu Root is either!

 The medal is awarded to the top 4 scoring shooters in the CMP (hardball) team matches every yr @ Perry.
The Captain & coach of the winning team also receive an honorary medal. Rear is engraved w/ name yr & firing or non firing member.

A nice, gold medal about the same dia as a silver dollar and quite heavy. A resemblance of Mr. Root is on the face. He was a secretary of War. I had never heard of it until it's arrival in the mail. Mine was for 1981 and as I recall I shot a 282. A Canton shooter made belt buckles of them for Frank Bickar, perennial Ohio Champ and myself.

It's one of those things that mean very little to anyone excepting another shooter. Ever try to explain the Distinguished Medal to a non shooter?

That's as much bragging as I can wring out of something that happened on an afternoon many yrs ago.

Ron

It isn't bragging if you can walk the walk. I'd say you can run the run! Great scores and nice story/explanation.


 

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Post by Wingshot on Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:41 pm

Since funds prohibited me from ordering a pair of custom shooting glasses, I've done the next best thing and got lucky in the process. My vision insurance covers up to $100 in frames and an exam so I had my annual visit at the end of June. It turns out that the Dr. filling in for my regular guy is a pistol shooter and we started talking about what I've been reading here, he proceeds with the examination along with a few extra details that would leave me with a script that would focus my right eye just where I needed it, scrapped the bi-focal and left the other eye with my normal distance correction. I didn't need new glasses so I ordered a pair of Wiley-X Brick frames with Vermillion lenses ground to the shooting script. They carry the ANSI Z-87 rating and should be in this week. To say I'm just a little excited to try them would be an understatement!


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Post by mparker on Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:10 am

Red tint provides very high contrast, too much IMO. If Zins is using vermillion my guess is he found a compromise he likes.

Orange or amber give a nice balance between contrast and definition but some think they make a scene look a little unreal.

Yellow is great for providing good contrast between target and background indoor or out but is still subtle compared to red.

Green is not recommended.

Blue actually reduces contrast. 

I use a pair of safety style glasses with my regular no line progressive bifocal prescription in yellow (not amber). Works well with dots or iron and I have a high astigmatism.

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Post by Sa-tevp on Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:30 pm

I've found a +.50 lens in the right eye of a pair of prescription safety glasses works well for pistol and for peep sights on a rifle. (It helps to experiment with shooting frames to find the best lens.) I had tried an upside down progressive lens but that didn't work well. +.75 or higher brought the focus on the rear sight.

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