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Some Peep Sight Advice

Posted on November 29, 2010

I’ve been asked about the pros and cons of using a peep sight, so I wanted to take some time and address this issue. There are a lot of advantages to not having a rear peep, but the main reason most archers go without one is because it allows more light in to you sight area, which allows you to shoot later in the evenings. But the cons to that set up is without a rear sight to look through, it makes it harder to maintain your anchor, therefore your groups suffer and begin to open up. In my opinion I would rather have the peep sight to keep me accurate 95% of the time and consistent. And then in low-light conditions I will practice shooting outside my peep and compensating. Most low-light shots are going to be pretty close shots, and shooting at long distances when you don’t have enough light is just not ethical.

I prefer the G5 meta peep, but there are several good peeps on the market today. I hope that has shined a little light on things for you. No pun intended!


Mark Claessens on November 30, 2010 said:

Bone, that was a great piece of advice. And I enjoyed the video watching you tie in the peep. I switched to a G5 meta peep this spring and like it a lot better. It was slightly small than my old one, but the old one was black and this one is blue, so it actually lets more light in. And I would never consider not using one.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on June 04, 2011 said:

T-Bone, Have you heard of anyone having their string cut by the G5 Meta Peep? It happened to a friend of mine while he was drawing back. Not a pretty sight. I use the G5 Meta also but now I'm seriously thinking of replacing it with something else.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on September 28, 2011 said:

In response to Mike Pearson's comment, I have not heard of this issue with the G5 peeps... I shoot one myself and have for a couple of years now. Also, working in the industry, I have never heard of this from any of my customers either. May have been a fluke thing or there may have been a string issue that your friend was not aware of at the time... Hopefully your friend is ok.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on June 13, 2012 said:

I use an Extreme Outdoors rear sight, which eliminates the use of a peep. It's simple to use and it gives you the ability to maintain your proper anchor point every time and also keeps you from torquing your bow. It is perfect for low light situations and I highly recommend using it over a peep.
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