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Monthly Archives: July 2014

29 Jul

A Cognitive Model of Binocular Vision and the Importance of Shooting with Both Eyes Open – Velociraptor mongoliensis

Timothy G.

OpticsPlanet

Date: July 29th, 2014

This blog will investigate the importance of shooting with both eyes open and the problems of not using binocular vision.

Binocular Vision is vision where both eyes are used together. There are many advantages binocular vision gives over one eye in nature, including a wider field of view, depth perception, a sense of balance, and a spare eye if one eye becomes damaged. Many people shoot with only one eye losing all the advantages of …

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25 Jul

A few months ago my dad asked me for some advice on a scope for his Winchester model 70 in 30-06.  He wanted something simple and clean – nothing with massive turrets and illumination.  The gun is going to be an all-purpose hunting rifle; something that he could shoot anywhere from 100 to 300 yards.  Like most people these days, he is on a budget and was looking for something in the $300 price range (including mounts).  I have probably helped nearly a thousand customers outfit this exact rifle, so I knew exactly what he needed.       

Right off the …

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18 Jul

This past year I joining the SCI, Safari Club International.  A friend was a member and he invited me to one of the dinners they have every February-March.  This was my first look into the SCI and I was impressed to say the least.  Meeting men and women who all have a strong passion for hunting and conservation.  Not just limited to “Africa Safari’s”, but hunting all over the world.

Well, one of the high points to the night was the auctions.  Both silent and traditional, the SCI was auctioning off everything from hunts to statues.  I began to see …

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02 Jul

Swat at them with rakes

Racoons chewin’ on my porch,

'Till it up and breaks…

They’re the critters that can find

My hidden set of keys

That is not a bunny, honey -

It might spread disease

In our jungle, welcome to our jungle…

Watch ‘em give our cats – fleas, fleas…

I wanna see you – treed

With apologies to Axl Rose, welcome to the hollowed out spot on the north end of our deck.  My wife, who can’t find enough to worry about with the intermittently operating dishwasher, incontinent 14-year old cat and upcoming family reunion, has convinced herself that …

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