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 Post subject: Mask and fogging shooting glasses
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:01 pm 
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I can wear a mask with my normal, everyday glasses but I have discovered a mask with my larger shooting glasses results in fogged lenses.

I thought that when shooting skeet I would wear my mask until I stepped on the pad, then lower or remove it to shoot. I don't think that will work if the lenses fog while waiting to shoot and the shot must completed within ten seconds.




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 Post subject: Re: Mask and fogging shooting glasses
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:04 am 
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Let me ask when and where the shooters here wear masks when at their gun clubs?


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 Post subject: Re: Mask and fogging shooting glasses
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:25 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Mask and fogging shooting glasses
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:34 am 
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Never have at ANY of the gun clubs I have visited; inside or out; and neither has anyone else.

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 Post subject: Re: Mask and fogging shooting glasses
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:41 am 
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Why not keep the mask below the nose and just covering your mouth when outside. I know masks are to protect others from your breathing.


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 Post subject: Re: Mask and fogging shooting glasses
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:37 am 
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Never, could almost become a safety issue.


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 Post subject: Re: Mask and fogging shooting glasses
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:39 am 
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Our club requires masks inside but not outside. Maintaining a social distance of 6 feet is required everywhere and groups are limited to 6 people . . so a 5 shooter trap or skeet squad and a puller works. No-one wears a mask when shooting.

On a related note, someone told me recently that cleaning glasses with shaving foam keeps them from fogging. I’m skeptical and haven’t had a chance to try it yet. Anyone on here tried that?


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 Post subject: Re: Mask and fogging shooting glasses
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:41 am 
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Qdog002 wrote:
Why not keep the mask below the nose and just covering your mouth when outside. I know masks are to protect others from your breathing.


So you dont exhale through your nose??

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 Post subject: Re: Mask and fogging shooting glasses
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:08 pm 
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J.Fred_Muggs wrote:
I can wear a mask with my normal, everyday glasses but I have discovered a mask with my larger shooting glasses results in fogged lenses.

You just as well leave the mask off altogether. This is an indication that your breath is going around the mask rather than through it.


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 Post subject: Re: Mask and fogging shooting glasses
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:34 pm 
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Westender wrote:
Our club requires masks inside but not outside. Maintaining a social distance of 6 feet is required everywhere and groups are limited to 6 people . . so a 5 shooter trap or skeet squad and a puller works. No-one wears a mask when shooting.

On a related note, someone told me recently that cleaning glasses with shaving foam keeps them from fogging. I’m skeptical and haven’t had a chance to try it yet. Anyone on here tried that?


Shaving foam and baby shampoo work; it's similar to what the scuba divers do.

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 Post subject: Re: Mask and fogging shooting glasses
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:01 pm 
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YevetS wrote:
Qdog002 wrote:
Why not keep the mask below the nose and just covering your mouth when outside. I know masks are to protect others from your breathing.


So you dont exhale through your nose??

Steve


I wear glasses 24/7 and when masked my breathing escapes through the top of the mask and fogs my glasses. Bringing the mask below the nose allows your breathing through your nose to dissipate normally.


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 Post subject: Re: Mask and fogging shooting glasses
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:17 pm 
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Qdog002 wrote:
YevetS wrote:
Qdog002 wrote:
Why not keep the mask below the nose and just covering your mouth when outside. I know masks are to protect others from your breathing.


So you dont exhale through your nose??

Steve


I wear glasses 24/7 and when masked my breathing escapes through the top of the mask and fogs my glasses. Bringing the mask below the nose allows your breathing through your nose to dissipate normally.

So does not wearing a mask in the first place.

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 Post subject: Re: Mask and fogging shooting glasses
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:32 pm 
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Qdog002 wrote:
YevetS wrote:
Qdog002 wrote:
Why not keep the mask below the nose and just covering your mouth when outside. I know masks are to protect others from your breathing.


So you dont exhale through your nose??

Steve


I wear glasses 24/7 and when masked my breathing escapes through the top of the mask and fogs my glasses. Bringing the mask below the nose allows your breathing through your nose to dissipate normally.



So you might as well not wear a mask at all because what you are doing is only 50% of what you should be doing. For your own safety.

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 Post subject: Re: Mask and fogging shooting glasses
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:37 am 
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Well that would be my decision and for me 50% is better than zero


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 Post subject: Re: Mask and fogging shooting glasses
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:40 am 
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If you can wear a mask actually capable of stopping the virus, then you can't wear it below your nose. If you do, might as well take it off, since it is 0% effective - as are all of those blue paper ones everyone seems to wear.

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 Post subject: Re: Mask and fogging shooting glasses
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:14 pm 
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Nobody who has not studied them experimentally or read up on results of studies really knows the true efficacy of the blue polypropylene masks. They are not paper, but are actually plastic. They have a long history of successful use by medical professionals. Certainly better than nothing, a jury-rigged very porous scarf or a homemade very porous mask.


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 Post subject: Re: Mask and fogging shooting glasses
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:30 pm 
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I am a paramedic and wear a mask regularly at work. I also wear corrective glasses. FYI, the way to prevent them fogging up is to place a strip of surgical tape (I use 25mm [1"] Micropore) across the top of your mask, across your cheeks and your nose which stops your exhaled breath going up and fogging up your glasses.

Pulling the mask below your nose will help but renders the mask useless.

That said, I would not think you would need to wear a mask while shooting, as long as you maintain distance between yourself and other shooters.


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 Post subject: Re: Mask and fogging shooting glasses
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:57 pm 
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Thanks all.

My take-a-way from all the comments is that I will continue my personal policy of the last year......I will just stay away from shooting and gun clubs until after I get vaccinated. It can't be that much longer.


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 Post subject: Re: Mask and fogging shooting glasses
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:07 am 
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For Scuba Diving, Spit always worked for me, but you can get a solution at any scuba shop or on the web to put on your lens to keep them from fogging.

Our club requires masks in the club house but not on the open ranges.

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 Post subject: Re: Mask and fogging shooting glasses
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:52 am 
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Seen on a NY Trap shooter's face was a mask with words that read, "This mask is as useless as my Governor." At the clubs where I shoot; no one wears a mask outside and few wear one inside. Some shooters just avoid going inside and warm up in their car between rounds.




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