Shooting without a peep

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  1. Bear bow shooter

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    So I've seen some talk on here lately about shooting without a peep. I would like to give it a try, that said, I use a IQ bow sight with the retina lock and I'm wondering if it would work to use this sight without a peep sight. Thanks

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    Retina lock sounds like it would hurt......


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    smartassery aside, yes it will. As long as your anchor point is correct the retina lock will line up correctly. Might be harder to find said anchor point though. If you are dead set on shooting without a peep I would get a kisser for sure.
     
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    Thank you, Not totally set on it, just considering it, I'll see what I end up doing yet.

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    no prob- I don't shoot one but know a few guys who do and they swear by them. Won't shoot anything else. I like the retina-lock system and I've experimented with them but I hate horizontal pins.
     
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    Maybe sometime they'll come out with some vertical pins

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    That would be ideal.
     
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    I do love the retina lock on my IQ. Im not sure if I trust it to be precise enough to ditch my peep though, I am interested to see how it goes for you.
     
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    plenty of people shoot kisser/no peep with zero issues. As long as your anchor is correctly set and consistent (which the kisser will help ensure) the IQ will lock in.
     
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    I guess i wonder about losing the ability to center the peep around the housing, especially at different angles
     
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    Even with a kisser; I could see having to hunt for the lock if your form isn't perfect; which often happens when you're 20' up on a moving target. I hope it works for the OP.
     
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    I shoot just a kisser.
    Tried a peep years ago and got rid of it.
    I'm a short range shooter and a kisser suits me great.
    Specially in a fast occuring sitituation which older bucks are prone to do.
     
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    Shooting without a peep is a cinch. Great clear view of your target.

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  15. Bear bow shooter

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    Thank you for all the replies, I have another newb question, do you look right beside the string or through it so to speak?

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    I have a full view of everything. Just shoot with both eyes open. The peep is there as another point to line up for me. I might try peepless one day just to see how I like it. But for now it works for me.



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    Years ago, the last two times I used a peep, I had two different problems...low light made me unable to see the deer through the peep, even though I saw very clearly without it; and then the situation where the deer was close enough to fill the entire peep window and I had a hard time discerning quickly what part of his body had my pin centered on it... behind his elbow turned out to be his last rib. Since then I eliminated the peep, placed a kisser, and have been MUCH happier. I've been shooting without for 5 years and my league scores are just as good, but deer hunting is where I see the most benefit. Kisser to the corner of the mouth and nose tip touching the string...strong anchor every shot, every angle. Give it a try... peep goes back on pretty easy if you need to. Good luck.
     

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