Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
FishingWebGuy

Peep or no peep?

16 posts in this topic

I'm new to archery in the last year. This past spring I installed a peep sight on my bow. It helped a lot with accuracy and learning how to aim. The other day while at the range, I noticed while anchored to my chin the peep was higher up than normal. Not thinking I adjusted my head to see through the peep, lined up the target and shot missing completely. I then realized what had happened and adjusted the peep.

Today I go to the range and the peep moved again. When tying it in, I used about 15 overhand knots to create a super knot. Since it's not reliable at this point anyhow, I removed it. I figured the guy who owned the bow before me didn't have one installed so why do I need one.

Shooting without wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be as long as I pay attention to my anchor and head position.

So just wondering. Does everyone on here use a peep or not?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have used a peep for maybe 20 years.

One needs to shoot what works for them and is the most accurate for them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whatever works for you, but you will be more accurate with a peep than without IMO. Take it to an archery pro shop and have it profesionally installed so it will not move again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Without a peep you are more likely to anchor in the wrong spot and not notice it when that animal comes into range when you start shakeing,with a peep you will know right away because you wont be able to see out of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would try to take it to a shop like GM and they will be a huge help. I would not shoot with out mine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep, that's right. It also helps keep you focused. When that buck is standing broadside right in front of you the peep keeps you focused on a spot behind the shoulder rather than having your eye peeking at the antlers messing up you shot.

Wrap some serving or a strand of old bow string, some use dental floss, wrap it several times and tie. Then add a drop of fletching cement or similar. Last time I put a light coat of fletch cement down before starting to wrap

Archerysniper: I cut my own fletching from this springs turkey wings. Haven't tried them yet but might get to it this weekend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sold. I'll go to GM tomorrow and have it professionally reinstalled.

Maybe the cement alone would do the trick but I'll just wait and see what they do differently than I did.

Thanks everyone

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have mine in and I don't use tubing to hold it in place. It has never moved in the 2 yrs its been on there. After its installed and I sight in and know its right where it should be I mark the spot with a dot of nail polish. If it ever did move i would know and the polish also helps to hold it there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just remember too use all the feathers from the same wing, right wing will give right hand flech and left hand fletch for the left wing. Have fun with it and then you can make a wing bone call out of the leftover bones.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your peep shouldnt be moving around like that. I would use a peep. Especially if your using a compound bow. You will be much more accurate in general. The only reason I would ever take mine off is for bowfishing, or if I was shooting a traditional bow; which wouldnt have a peep to begin with.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If they serve it in properly there should be no need for glue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stick with the peep. If installed correctly it should never move up or down and while your in getting it corrected make sure that its lining up stright and if need to have them take out a twist or put one in to make sure when pulled back it is square to your eye every time.

Good luck!

mr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll buck the trend here. I've shot with just a kisser for 10 years. In real life hunting conditions it allows you to have both eyes open, no loss of light and you don't need to worry about the peep moving or string twisting at the moment of truth.

It does require very consistent form and self awareness.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A peep sight is probably one of the best devices to use to tighten a group, assuming it doesn't move and is installed correctly. The biggest drawback is shooting your bow in low light conditions. That last 15 minutes of legal light on a cloudy day can make a peep very hard to see through.

With that being said here is my suggestion to compensate with the drawback and I advocate shooting with a peep.

I practice shooting "around" my peep for low light conditions. I still anchor the same but then begin to look around my peep but still use my pins. At the same time then need to move to aim to the right on the target.

Without a doubt my groups are not as tight using the above method so to compensate I will not use this method to shoot at a deer over 25 yards. I have taken my 2 biggest bucks using this shooting method, including the one in my avatar.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I shot with a kisser for many years, but when I got my new bow I went back to a peep. I like both, would shoot without one or the other. I think I'm a little more accurate with the peep, but I really liked the kisser in the field in low light.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Thanks for bringing that to my attention.  I am now going to add this quick connector to the coax side and plug that into the wall plate for quick on and off.
    • I have had the Ion for two season's.  It works as good if not better than any auger I have previously owned.  The battery did not show any signs of degradation in it's second season,  I will soon see what the battery does in season three.    I use it in a 9 hole wheel house, opening 7 of the holes everytime I have gone fishing.  Additionally, I go outside the house and always pop open a half dozen extra holes.  I have never had to worry about the charge when setting up for each trip. The battery (older version) does all of those holes including reversing the auger on each hole to remove as much slush as possible.  It usually runs longer in reverse than it does drilling the hole.    I often intentionally drill old holes when I am outside to see if I can experience any lose in power or battery life and haven't had any complaints yet.   20 plus inches of ice hasn't change any of these results.   Since the new battery also works in the older version of the auger I was thinking about buying the newer battery but after some thinking about it there isn't any reason to spend the $200 for a backup that I don't currently need (knock on wood).
    • I was gonna go catfishing but then I remembered I had all my teeth 
    • Why do you guys take pictures with the bait?
       

       
    • No beer in a boat has to be the 2nd stupidest law in the history of the world next to when Wisconsin had the no trolling law   I believe he was talking more about the coverage than the care.
    • The new X battery does work with the previous model for sure.  It gives you the same +60% efficiency with either unit.
    • If you plan on reopening any holes, go with the Ion.  The Lazer blades don't reopen holes  
    • I am planing on getting an electric auger and I was trying to decide between the new ION X or strikemaster lithium lazer.  I know no one has experience with the new Ion but wondering how the older models have been holding up (does the batteries still hold a good charge) and kinda the same think with the strikemaster.  I have seen the electra lazer and not to impressed with it that is why I am wondering if the lithium is any better.  Hope you guys can help    Thanks Bobby
    • If I am thinking of this right you will plug that directly into your camera and have a coax cable running to the wall plate then? If that is the case the only thing I can think of is it will be a pain to plug and unplug the wire when you want to use it. If you are keeping it hooked up all the time then I don't see a problem.
  • Our Sponsors