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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:16 pm 
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Hello,
how does a direct hit of a pellet affect your own eye and can a pair of safety-goggles completely protect us from it?
In this video I shoot a pair of goggles several times directly with my air rifle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxkpJtfw3uE

You could help me beyond that. YouTube rated my video as non-advertisable. This happens when the YouTube bot assumes that something illegal is shown in the video. A YouTube employee will only check my request for activation if 1000 viewers access the video within a week. It's just a few cents that I get for it, but it's a matter of principle!
It would be really great if you would support me and call up the video. It should be mentioned that the video is also worth seeing ;-)
I would be very happy about a comment underneath the video and a like if you like it.

Have fun watching, and be careful ;-)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:26 pm 
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Why to wear safety glasses?

Well you only have 2 eyes. I spent many times in the ER getting metal slivers removed from my eyes after garage accidents, where I was like OH I don't need glasses.

I caught a few richoetts. Shooting duct seal with BB's and hearing them bounce all around. I tested a scratched up pair with No7 12ga target loads at 10m and nothing went thru.

Only got 2 eyes and doesn't take much to damage them. Stupid things I did when I was young, now 33 and got bad eyes.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:15 am 
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Hey thanks for your reply!

Exact the same i did! The only difference is, that i am 38 years old ;-)

I hope that many shooters will think about this and think about their health!

I wish you a great weekend!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:21 am 
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The other one to watch out is the use of dremel wire brush, I find that they are not very well made and as soon as you use it, the wires flies all over the places and you will really need to use a safety glass for it.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:45 pm 
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Thats right!
Thanks for your comment!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:26 pm 
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Always have worn eye protection when shooting, either regular shooting glasses, or my shatterproof corrective lenses now. Now that need to wear glasses, my vision is no longer 20/20 - it is better 20/15 now. Went 15 years or more with a mere 20/20, before and when I needed them, 20/20 with glasses. Now, my vision the last 4 years has been correctable to 20/15. Looking forward to 20/10 (like Chuck Yeager had), but it will never happen for me. Oh well, lol

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:29 pm 
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Always protect your eye sight, when working with power tools, or when shooting - anything, AIR, RF or CF.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:50 am 
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Reminds me of a test with an old project firing a 0.5" steel ball vs a pair of safety glasses backed by 1" of pine, did not go well...

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:07 am 
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wow... this is crazy! Did you get injured?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:59 am 
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AirGhandi wrote:
wow... this is crazy! Did you get injured?


No, this was a deliberate failure test, it was the pine plank that was "wearing" the glasses. Like you I had tried firing my 0.177" and 0.22" airguns against a similar pair of safety glasses and they stood up very well, but in the spirit of penetration I was determined to defeat them, hence the overkill.


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PZAM wrote:
Reminds me of a test with an old project firing a 0.5" steel ball vs a pair of safety glasses backed by 1" of pine, did not go well...

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Something not right about those glasses. Shouldn't shatter.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:26 am 
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leadslinger wrote:
Something not right about those glasses. Shouldn't shatter.


European EN-166 standard requires safety glasses to resist the impact of a 6mm steel ball weighing 0.86g traveling at maximum 45 m/s at the time of impact. This was from a 12.7mm steel ball weighing almost 10 times as much and traveling significantly faster.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:38 am 
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PZAM wrote:
leadslinger wrote:
Something not right about those glasses. Shouldn't shatter.


European EN-166 standard requires safety glasses to resist the impact of a 6mm steel ball weighing 0.86g traveling at maximum 45 m/s at the time of impact. This was from a 12.7mm steel ball weighing almost 10 times as much and traveling significantly faster.


Ah okay. I only tried mine with 1200 FPS 7 1/2 shot.


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Isn't 20/20 bad vision? Chuck could read the last line of the eye test? Dang. In my youth I was 20/12. I'm a solid 20/15 now however things get blurry close up these days. Even then my bad eye sight is worth protecting. Eyes and ears. First thing we were reminded of before handling a firearm. Put on your eyes and ears.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:33 pm 
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20/20 is "normal" vision. That person sees at 20 feet/yards/meters/kilometers/miles, what the average person sees at 20 whatever.

Chuck, when flying his "Glamorous Glen" over France and Germany, could see a German 'flight' 2 to 3 minutes before anyone else in his flight could see them. They would likely be cruising at 350mph to 400mph.

Yeager's vision might have been better than 20/10, maybe 20/5, 20/2 - don't know for sure - but - that information might be out there, somewhere.

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