Why You Need Eye Protection When Shooting a .50-Caliber Rifle When Lying Prone in the Snow. Or Anywhere Else, Really by Robert Farago | Jan 12, 2011 | 3 comments facebook twitter linkedin email comments Martin Albright says: January 12, 2011 at 12:48 I would say you need eye protection when you are anywhere, shooting anything (including a .22) from any shooting position. There used to be an advertisement, back in the 40’s or 50’s, I think (long before my time) that advertised a particular brand of car, I think it was Oldsmobile but it might have been Buick. The tagline of the ad was “Ask The Man Who Drives One.” A few years later, the Industrial Safety industry did a particularly effective riff on that ad in their campaign for the use of eye safety equipment. It was a poster that said something like “Eyes are precious. Ask the man who has ONE.” Reply William Ratajczyk says: January 12, 2011 at 13:44 You know what’s worse than snow in your eye? Sand. Wiley Xes for everyone! Reply Ralph says: January 12, 2011 at 15:04 No eyes? No ears? No brain. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.