Has anyone any experience of using a Champion or Varga shooting frame?
I used to wear daily disposable contacts (my only option for eye health) but they are too expensive at the moment, plus in this heat they do end up like wearing clingfilm so I have been shooting this season with uncorrected vision.
Plunking away this weekend I realised the blurry bit 70m away was leading to too many 9s and not enough 10s.
In addition as I am left eye dominant now, and shoot right handed it would be nice to have a blind on the frame so I can have both eyes open. Then I won't have to have my face all screwed up every shot.
So any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Dont know anything about the Varga range of glasses but I have two pairs of Champion glasses. One pair is for rifle shooting, they are 28 years old and all I have done with them is change the lense every so often to reflect my prescription. The other pair is the Archery version. The lense holder can be positioned differently to allow for the shooting position. I shoot with both eyes open and use an opaque (sp) blind to block my left eye. It still lets light through to allow my eyes to balance. So the optician tells me.
Both are excellent but pricy although you get what you pay for. The archery champion glasses are more comfortable than the older set but that probbaly is due to slight changes to design over time.
Thank you! Do you have an offset nose bridge?
My archery glasses have on offset bridge. The glasses do take a short time to set up properly but a few ends usually is all it takes.
Interesting, thank you again :)
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At the very bottom of 'J.H. Steward web page' is mentioned the Knobloch Archer's frame......I've used one for at least 10 years and highly recommend it. - John
I use an older Varga frame (can't comment on the current ones) and it's given me years of good service. I bought it with an archery lens holder (crooked with a hinge in the middle). the bridge tends to sit further down my nose than my glasses, so doesn't get in the way.
I haven't got the eye shield fitted in this picture, but it's a translucent white and hinges out of the way. To be honest I don't use it much. Indoors, I can shoot with both eyes open okay, outdoors I just can't be bothered to fit it.
I do suspect that this frame is less adjustable than some. I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing...