Peep Sights

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  1. Hunt123

    Hunt123 Newb

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    Hey everyone, I'm new to the forum and was hoping to get some advice/insight on what peep sights you guys prefer for bowhunting. I recently upgraded from a traditional peep sight with rubber tubing to a smaller (two split string)Fletcher style. But since the switch I've had problems with low light and the peep rotating on me at full draw. Basically I want to know what you prefer best for bowhunting? Even though I've been more accurate than ever, I'm leaning towards going back to a more traditional peep with a larger diameter. (Possibly double take archery transitional peep)

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  2. davidingle

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    I like the ring peeps. A good set of strings is necessary for them though
     
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    Hillbilly Jedi Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I use just the regular circle style tied in between the strings. Not sure what the technical name is for it. If it's twisted at full draw, you may just need another twist in your string. Depending on string quality, a good set shouldn't twist on you.
     
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    I use the G5 meta pro peep in 3/16. If you strong is twisting you can add or take away twist to reduce that. Like others said a good set of new strings should help as well. A lot of people use 1/4 inch as well if low light is an issue.
     
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    kjstaudt86 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    If you are looking for something in low light conditions check out the glowpeep - Home ... this will help you find your pins in low light conditons and doesnt really break the bank. Hit it with a flashlight for about 2 minutes before you go out in the field and hunt and the glow will last for up to 12 hours. My bow shop recommended them to me.
     
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    G5 meta pro peep in 1/4 or 5/16 and use a string loop and have no problem with the peep twisting. some use the smaller peeps but I like the larger for low light. that's my preference. find what works best for you. good luck.
     
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    TheHardWoods913 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Another vote for glow peep been using them for years now
     
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    G5 works for me. String twist is likely caused by a poor set of strings.
     
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    G5 here. Been using them for years with no issues. Twist is likely the string as elkguide stated.

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    I did away with the rubber tubing last year and love it. I'd have your shop take a look at it if it's twisting on you.
     
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    muzzyman88 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I like the RAD peeps. Been shooting a 1/4 peep for a while now. If you're having issues with the peep turning, its most likely due to the string on the bow being either worn out, or, of poor quality. Good strings, once they're settled in after 20 or so shots, should not turn much if any at all, allowing you to shoot a peep the splits the string in two.
     
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    I use the glowpeep


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    I use RAD peeps not sure if G5 ever fixed the cutting the string issue. I normally shoot a 3/16" or smaller


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    A really good peep sight is hot shot acc peep
     
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    BB4tw Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I use a peep that splits the string three ways.

    With it, I don't have to worry about the string stretching, which hasn't happened with my current set, or string silencers breaking, which has happened and causing the peep to rotate out of alignment.

    It's a 1/4" in size.
     
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    alaska at heart Weekend Warrior

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    Another very satisfied RAD peep user. I was in the local Cabela's a few years ago and they had RAD peeps on sale, so I bought a couple to try out. They are smooth and easy on the string, very consistent and durable. A couple have been removed from a set of strings and put in a fresh set more than once with thousands of shots to their credit.
     
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    G5 1/4 good in low light condition....fits nice with my HHA..
     
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    Thanks for the all the replies, I don't think the string quality is the problem since my bow is a 2016, but I could be wrong. And I've shot enough arrows that the twisting grace period shld have passed. But I'm gonna check out the G5,RAD and possibly the glow peep since those seem to be getting most of the responses. Also I did have someone mention that I shld have someone look and see how my strings are balanced, not really sure what that means but it can't hurt to ask..thanks again!


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  19. Rick James

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    Material and build method is what really determines how good a string is. There are a LOT of junk string/cable sets that are coming from bow manufacturers right now and that will cause your problem for sure. If you get into a setup using 452x or BCY-X that is built and served under proper tension your problems will go away and the set will settle 100% in the first dozen shots or so.

    I'm using Specialty Archery standard size peeps. You can buy an aperture kit for the peep that allows you to adjust the size to the correct diameter for your sights scope housing so it's perfectly bracketed. If you buy this setup you'll never have to buy another peep again, it will fit any setup. You can also add a verifier or clarifier if needed as well to clear up the pin or target.
     
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    RAD super deuce


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