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Old May 27, 2014, 10:39 AM   #1
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Merit Optical Eyepiece + +

I'm 60+ and wear trifocals

50y silhouette matches are a challenge visually

tried the Merit eyepiece and it didn't work for me

found out I had to use it for several range trips before it began to work as advertised

maybe my eyes and brain got trained

Won my class in both Irons and Optics last week

Shot my first perfect 10 and that was with iron sights

I'm sold on the Merit now. (also used an opaque, flip up, eye piece on my weak eye)
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Old May 28, 2014, 04:43 AM   #2
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Congrats. Gotta be both rewarding and exciting for you.
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Old May 28, 2014, 09:41 PM   #3
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Being able to shoot more accurately is, indeed, rewarding and exciting.

Hope this helps someone else.
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Old May 30, 2014, 08:19 AM   #4
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That is an excellent device, though I admit to never having bought one.

My poor man's substitute is a plastic blackout lense that hangs on the right lense of my glasses and into which I have drilled a small hole. My eye doc took $2 for two of them.
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Old June 13, 2014, 12:45 PM   #5
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I've had a merit device for years. (My eyes were a lot better when I first got it.) For me, it seems to be more effective with handguns. For iron sighted rifles, trifocals can be bothersome: You want to use the closer focus portion so you can see the sights; but, that portion of the lens is too low, resulting in a compromised stock mount. I use "reading glasses" so I have close focus in the upper portion of the lens and my trifocals for general use.
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