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Question by Treestand. Uploaded on May 17, 2011
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Decot HyWyds, old school, but all these years using them, I'm not changing. Lense color depends on the conditions and venue of the day.
Wear the lightest tint you can to admit the most light to your eyes. Rose tints really make orange targets stand out so that's I usually wear.
I tried to double my fishing glasses as my shooting glasses but it just doesn't work. I have a cheap pair of yellow tint shooting glasses.
Phil, I shoot at night under the lights, any suggestion on what lense color I should have?
I have to wear prescription glasses but keep a pair in photo-grey for shooting.
I wear dark green aviator style sunglasses, which are great for the outdoor range I shoot at.
I have Randolph Ranger XL's with medium yellow /amber lenses and extra lenses in rose,orange and purple. Great glasses,very comfortable and good quality. My daughter is an optician so it helped choosing them rather easy. Around $160 a pair
I like yellow glasses
Phil gives good advice; the lightest shade (allowing more light transition) keep pupils smallest, allowing keener vision. Advice from Bud Decot, years ago.
I also have perscription glasses and no bucks for a separate pair of "shooting glasses." I wouldn't use anything different shooting clays than I would use in the field. It's like changing guns.
Many years ago I obtained a pair of perscription glasses in what they called "soft pink" tint. They were designed for people who had to work under flourescent tube lighting (before they got those things friendlier for vision). Those glasses were tha cat's meow for hunting, in winter conditions especially. I find I definitely do not want any glasses that are going to change the colors dramatically, especially when hunting big game. And I have found that photogrey was about the worst thing I could put over my eyes! They were really a problem on bright sunny days just as daylight was waning or when cloudcover was intermittent.
I could hardly miss a shot at geese when I was blind in my left eye for a couple of years. But when they finally got the retina and lens fixed (as much as they could) I couldn't hit water if I fell out of the boat. Adding a prism to that lens has helped immensely but still not shooting like I did before. This fall I am thinking of trying something different. I'm going to cut off the right side of a pair of clip on shades and paint over the left side. When I'm ready to shoot, I'll flip down the blinder. Be interesting to see if that makes a difference.
I recall that while researching this question several years ago, I read somewhere that yellow is the preferred color for dark overcast days, probably to constrict the pupil.
I like the yellow/amber glasses. Not sure what kind, been shooting them for too many years. They make clays stand out and seem to intensify the bead on my barrel. I use the same color for bench shooting and pistols.
Good Luck on that..O Honker!
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