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    Adjusting Peep Sight Rotation

    Adjusting Peep Rotation
    By Mike (Javi…) Cooper





    When installing a new string, I recommend shooting approximately 100 shots through the bow before installing the peep.

    After installing the peep, make a note of which way the peep is facing, you will use this as your guide. Nock an arrow, point it safely at the target butt and shoot; notice that the peep has rotated from its earlier position.

    The string will creep and settle for the first few shots. Once the string has settled, you’ll notice the peep will be in exactly the same position after the shot.

    It could take as little as twenty shots or as many as a few hundred, depending on the quality of the manufacturing processes and the material used in making the string.

    Once the string has settled you can tune the peep, make sure that it is set to the correct height and begin by nocking an arrow and drawing the bow slowly, watch how the peep moves as the string goes through the draw cycle. This is will tell you what to do with the peep.

    If your peep rotates from left to right, press the bow and twist the string a ½ twist in the same direction. I recommend that you twist from the bottom cam end. Now shoot the bow several times to settle the peep. If it still does not roll into the proper position, repeat the process. Always shoot the bow several times to settle the peep before checking for position. If the peep settles exactly opposite, then just flip the peep to face you.

    Relax the string in the press only enough to be able to get the peep out and turn it a half turn. Remember that each time the bow is in the press you must shoot the bow several times to settle the string. Occasionally the peep will settle just a little off no matter what you do. At this point any adjustment moves the peep too far; it is the time to flip strands.

    Relax the string again. Look carefully at the direction of the string twist. For example, if the normal twist of the string is clockwise, and your peep must move to the left a ¼ of a turn, take two strands from the top left side and flip them to the bottom right side. Then take two strands (make
    sure they aren’t the same two strands) from the bottom right side and flip them to the top left side. This will pull the peep over to the direction you want.

    If you want to move it the other way, just do the same steps in the opposite direction. Note: more strands will mean more movement.

    Shoot the bow to re-settle the string and repeat as necessary…

    If you have the patience this will work…

    Something to help you when you install a peep sight that has no rubber tubing attached to it. Good luck.
    Last edited by Bow Walker; 01-20-2007 at 07:56 AM.

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    Re: Adjusting Peep Sight Rotation

    I have always wondered about this process. I hate the little bungie cords that are tied onto the cable and pull the peep around. They just look second rate!

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    Re: Adjusting Peep Sight Rotation

    Addendum to the "procedure"


    Occasionally the peep will settle just a little off no matter what you do. At this point any adjustment moves the peep too far; it is the time to flip strands.

    Relax the string again. Look carefully at the direction of the string twist. For example, if the normal twist of the string is clockwise, and your peep must move to the left a ¼ of a turn, take two strands from the top left side and flip them to the bottom right side. Then take two strands (make sure they aren’t the same two strands) from the bottom right side and flip them to the top left side.

    This will pull the peep over to the direction you want. If you want to move it the other way, just do the same steps in the opposite direction. Note: more strands will mean more movement.

    Shoot the bow to re-settle the string and repeat as necessary… If you have the patience this will work…










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    Re: Adjusting Peep Sight Rotation

    Dude... where can I buy a case of this patience stuff you kep talking about? How much is it and is it cheaper by the gross?
    The Hermit

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    Re: Adjusting Peep Sight Rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hermit
    Dude... where can I buy a case of this patience stuff you kep talking about? How much is it and is it cheaper by the gross?

    Sometimes patience and persistence come in a little piece of thin white paper that is wrapped tightly and licked to glue it closed. Then ignite it by a match, or lighter, or even a stick from the camp fire to get a nice glowing end on it. Now - suck on the unlit end to draw the resulting smoke down into your lungs.

    Several repetitions of this act should result in a feeling of greater patience and a relaxed, sustained feeling of persistence, which should last for about a half hour.

    When obvious signs of losing your patience are felt (or observed) it is time to get another portion of this little helper, which is often reefer(ed) to as a toke.

    A note of caution.....too much patience can cause you to become fuzzy headed.






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    Re: Adjusting Peep Sight Rotation

    The above advice on correcting peep rotation does work. I've done it every time I get a new string and cable on my bow.

    I did it with my new bow as well. It works.

    Dan.

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    Re: Adjusting Peep Sight Rotation

    Sounds good. But will I have the patience for it? Meanwhile, I stick with the rubber cord that aligns the sight just fine and has never given me any cause for problems.
    Franko Manini said it looks "second rate". I know. But I never cared much what my bow looks like. The only thing I care about is reliability and peace of mind in the field.
    "Wouldn’t it be wise for us to be more tolerant of each other and pick our battles with the ones that really threaten our way of life?"

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    Re: Adjusting Peep Sight Rotation

    This peep tuning process is aimed at the "split string" type of peeps - that is the ones that go between two halves of the bow string when separated. Types in this category are Fletcher peeps and the G5 types.

    I have been told of another type of peep which is inserted in the string after the string has been split into thirds. This type is not supposed to be prone to being out-of-line because of string twisting.

    The only thing that bothers some people about the three strand type of peep might be the third strand of the bow string that is sometimes visible to certain archers. Most can ignore this shadow in the aperture. If anyone is interested I can post a link or two to this type of peep.

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    Re: Adjusting Peep Sight Rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by BowWalker
    I have been told of another type of peep which is inserted in the string after the string has been split into thirds. This type is not supposed to be prone to being out-of-line because of string twisting.

    The only thing that bothers some people about the three strand type of peep might be the third strand of the bow string that is sometimes visible to certain archers. Most can ignore this shadow in the aperture. If anyone is interested I can post a link or two to this type of peep.
    I use to have the three strand split sight. It never went out of alignment but the shadow it created used to bother me and so I changed back to the one that is pulled into alignment with the rubber band.
    "Wouldn’t it be wise for us to be more tolerant of each other and pick our battles with the ones that really threaten our way of life?"

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