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FishingWebGuy

Peep or no peep?

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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?

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I have used a peep for maybe 20 years.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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