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Travis
02-20-2011, 05:30 AM
Hello, soon I am planning to install my peep sight, but before I place my order of the sight, and silicone tube, I need to know for one. What is the best type of string to use when tying it into place.
I plan to install it myself, yes but I'm more of a "hands on" person. It's not a real rush priority because I can't adjust the sights until I re fletch all my arrows.
But anyway, as said, I just need to know what to use to tie it into place when it's finally in the right spot.

I would prefer if eaglearchery's store had it, because it's were I'm getting my peep sight/tubing from. ;)

archerx7
02-20-2011, 05:39 AM
Any type of serving thread will work fine, I prefer to use BCY 2x myself.

Welcome to the forums.

elkslayer4x5
02-20-2011, 07:17 AM
I would caution you about using a "tube type Peep" as they have a tendency to cut into the string over time, have had to replace several strings that had strands of the string cut by the tube peep. Doesn't that 2010 Pantera have quaility strings already? Not only does the tube slow your bow down, they're noisy ! :eek:

Simple Life
02-20-2011, 07:23 AM
I would caution you about using a "tube type Peep" as they have a tendency to cut into the string over time, have had to replace several strings that had strands of the string cut by the tube peep. Doesn't that 2010 Pantera have quaility strings already? Not only does the tube slow your bow down, they're noisy ! :eek:

X2.There is some good tubeless peeps such as Meta and Red Eye and a couple others.

Travis
02-20-2011, 09:12 AM
Thanks for the help!

A tubeless peep would be nice. I'm interested in how they work :D

I'm new to the whole compound bow concept. I've had one before, just never near this level.

So If you have any other recommendations, do tell, I will listen :)

Also you said there are a couple other brands as well for the sights?

bfisher
02-20-2011, 09:26 AM
As per the 2010 catalog the Pantera wears Double Helix strings. These have been known to not be a premium string and may give some peep rotation, therefore a tube peep might be called for, as much as I dislike them.

Tube peeps will have a tendency to pull up the string so serving them in is something I would recommend, keeping the serving above the peep as close as possible. What type of string to use? Regular serving will do fine. I have even used dental floss. Suit yourself.

Travis
02-20-2011, 10:07 AM
How likely is the string to twist? I use a mechanical release with a d-loop which is on fairly tight so it always forces the string to be the same direction when I pull it back.

It's kinda a toss up.... slowly damaging the string... or the string twisting and it not lining up >_<

Hutch~n~Son Archery
02-20-2011, 01:15 PM
A well built string will not have any peep rotation. When you put in a peep in the proper location it will not move or rotate. If it does you can train your peep with your d loop. Here is a link to show you how to install properly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZsDiVgthbo&feature=related

Hutch:cool:

Travis
02-20-2011, 03:30 PM
A well built string will not have any peep rotation. When you put in a peep in the proper location it will not move or rotate. If it does you can train your peep with your d loop. Here is a link to show you how to install properly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZsDiVgthbo&feature=related

Hutch:cool:

Thanks! That's the same guy that I learned how to make a d-loop from :D

archerx7
02-21-2011, 04:37 AM
X2.There is some good tubeless peeps such as Meta and Red Eye and a couple others.

I do like the EP Redeye peeps, but you still need to carefully check them before installing. The last order I got in had a few with some wicked sharp edges that needed to be touched up prior to installing. Fletcher makes a very fine peep also, at half the price of the Meta and EP.

MLN1963
02-21-2011, 09:00 AM
This is most likely a dumb question but I'll ask anyway. It's kind of hard to explain so I hope you can understand my question.

When you split the strings to insert the peep at the required height I notice some seem to separate the strings by color, say black and green for the Hammerhead strings. I assume this is for looks, but it makes me wonder how do you get the peep in the right position? If the twist of the string isn't in the perfect spot where you need it isn't the peep going to be in the wrong place?

bfisher
02-21-2011, 10:52 AM
As you mention the string orientation might be off some with the peep at the right height. I used to just split the string strands as needed, but the last couple of years I've thought about it come to the conclusion that this may unbalance the string so now I do separate the colors. If the string is off then I put on the trusty Bowmaster press and ass or subtract a 1/2 twist or whatever is needed to get the peep orientation facing straight back. Usually I can get it right on, but if it's off a few degrees I don't mess with it.

This stuff I almost always do outside at my archery club and that's where the Bowmaster comes in handy.

Spiker
02-21-2011, 02:00 PM
As you mention the string orientation might be off some with the peep at the right height. I used to just split the string strands as needed, but the last couple of years I've thought about it come to the conclusion that this may unbalance the string so now I do separate the colors. If the string is off then I put on the trusty Bowmaster press and ass or subtract a 1/2 twist or whatever is needed to get the peep orientation facing straight back. Usually I can get it right on, but if it's off a few degrees I don't mess with it.

This stuff I almost always do outside at my archery club and that's where the Bowmaster comes in handy.

Barry - you do what to - (never mind :eek:)

MLN - It is what Barry said and sometimes you have to shoot it a dozen times to let it settle then add/subtract another 1/2...
Once it is there tho - it will stay there.

bfisher
02-21-2011, 04:41 PM
Barry - you do what to - (never mind :eek:)

MLN - It is what Barry said and sometimes you have to shoot it a dozen times to let it settle then add/subtract another 1/2...
Once it is there tho - it will stay there.

Sorry 'bout that. D is right next to the S. LOL.

SonnyThomas
02-21-2011, 06:08 PM
What I've heard of the Red Eye peep it's best to stay away from it. The first ones to come out cut the the bow string. They were supposedly corrected and still the problem exists.

Good, bad or indifferent, there is nothing wrong with the rubber tubing align peep. The rubber tubing isn't the "bad guy" like people say. Installed correctly it doesn't wear a string any more than the next. That bobby pin clip that comes with a kit should thrown away and the tubing tied on the cable. It should be tied so that it aligns with the post of the peep. It should be "fitted" as long as possible and yet still align the peep. The tubing does get used and does dry out and should be checked ever so often and replaced when necessary. It's called maintenance, just like checking the oil in your vehicle.
Noisey? I don't know. 33 deer evidently didn't hear the rubber flopping around. My hunting bow has the rubber tubing. My target bows don't.