CHOOSING A PEEP SIGHT
|If you're new to modern archery, think of a peep sight as the rear sight on a gun. Mechanically they serve a similar purpose. The peep sight is a small doughnut-shaped ring that's installed in the bow's string - and you look through the hole in its center.
To aim the bow, you simply look through the peep sight hole, then locate your front sight (pins) in your field of view and place the pin on the intended target. Our bow systems come with a peep-sight already installed, but of course, you have some choices (most popular choice is the 1/8" Medium Trio Peep set for 13 cm).
PEEP SIGHT APERTURE: You have the choice of a small - medium - or large size aperture. Larger sizes are easier to see through, particularly in low-light hunting conditions. But smaller sizes are more pin-point accurate. Customer choice varies here, but the medium aperture is by far the popular choice.
|Small 1/16"||Medium 1/8"||Large 3/16"|
PEEP SIGHT TYPE: You also have a choice of peep sight style. The peep sights pictured above are the Fletcher-Style peeps. These small aluminum peeps work beautifully, but you must continue to train your string to keep them in proper alignment at full draw. Experienced archers generally prefer Fletcher-Style peeps, but they sometimes drive new shooters bananas - because they turn with the string.
If tinkering with peep alignment sounds like something that might challenge your patience, we suggest you try the Trio String Peep. The Trio splits the string fibers into thirds, rather than halves. So even if your string rotates slightly, chances are you'll still have a clear field of view. But even Trio Peeps can turn out of optimal position from time to time.
The option with the best reliability is the old standard Tube Peep - and we will gladly install one if you request. Just be advised, the snapping sound of that rubber tube is tough to mute. Tube Peeps are comparatively noisy - and for some reason - tube peeps cost you a little at the chronograph too. But they do keep that peep sight in perfect alignment, no matter what.
The choice is up to you. And of course, if you would like to talk it over, call our help desk at 877-410-7811 and we'll help you go through the pros and cons.
PEEP SIGHT HEIGHT: We serve all peep sights in place using a short-serve technique. This locks the peep sight in place so that it will not move under normal shooting conditions - while still allowing for some minor height adjustments without the need to re-serve the peep sight.
Standard peep sight height is 13 cm above the nocking point on the bowstring. This suits the majority of shooters just fine. However, you may elect to choose a HIGH PEEP (15 cm) to accommodate exceptionally long draw lengths or low anchor points - or - you may choose a LOW PEEP (11 cm) to accommodate exceptionally short draw lengths or high anchor points (less common). If this is your first bow or if you're not sure, we suggest you just stick with the standard 13 cm peep height.
Again, you can make changes to your peep height later if you wish. A red booklet entitled Getting Started with your New Compound Bow will be provided with your bow system, simple instructions for adjusting your peep sight are included in the booklet.