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rpalt1
03-23-2011, 04:49 AM
Does anyone have experience with the peepless sights that are on the market?
i.e.:: anchor sight,hindsight,rifle sight What are your thoughts?

SonnyThomas
03-23-2011, 05:31 AM
I tried the compound bow rifle sight. Okay, it works. BUT the price for the chunk of metal was way too much. I have the Display book for this sight. Many great pics of game taken and extreme long range target shooting. It's been on the market for a few years and I have yet to see one at our shop or the clubs I go to. So what's that tell you?

rpalt1
03-23-2011, 06:49 AM
Good point Thanks. Just tring to figure best way to go. I've always used peeps but always had difficulty with them as far as target aquisition. Just looking to see what the alternitives are

HawgEnvy
03-23-2011, 06:55 AM
I've used the Eradicator w good results. I just like my peep better. If you're not crazy bout peep sights,try the string splitter.

SonnyThomas
03-23-2011, 07:51 AM
Good point Thanks. Just trying to figure best way to go. I've always used peeps but always had difficulty with them as far as target acquisition. Just looking to see what the alternatives are

Well, if having the kind of problem the rifle sight won't help. With the rifle sight you use your peep to center all - torque reducing thing.

I'd suggest having someone watch while you are sighting. You should be standing erect, looking at the target, draw and bring bow to you, not you go to the bow. Bow brought to you and anchored you should be looking right at the target and pin on the target, maybe not center, but on the target.

bfisher
03-23-2011, 10:50 AM
I've used the Eradicator w good results. I just like my peep better. If you're not crazy bout peep sights,try the string splitter.

I've heard, or should I say read about a few problems with the String Splitter. Namely breaking strings or strands in strings. I can't confirm this as I've never personally encountered it, but I can imagine it. IMO it would occur because the peep is wider and spreads the strands and then those strands are served too close to the peep creating a sharp angle.

There is another peep on the market which is somehwat different and won't cause this problem. It's called Predator's View. Google it and you'll see. It is actually manufactured by the brother of a friend of mine. I don't use one, but it is a very nice machined aluminum piece with no sharp edges and comes in different sizes and colors. Expensive as far as peeps go, but what isn't these days.

I dn't remember seeing them in Martin's catalog but they were selling them last year. I think they had placed an order for about 1000 of them. That should say something about the peep.

bfisher
03-23-2011, 11:12 AM
one drawback I see of the peep elimiator type sights such as the Peep Eliminator is that no matter how you look at it you still have a rear sight to align with your pin or front sight. How well you'd be able to see this in dim light would be my main concern. The Peep Eliminator has a light shining on it which uses batteries (expensive ones) that could burn out at a very unopportune time. Also, because it has a shorter sight radius I doubt you'd experience the same degree of accuracy as with a peep.

I just looked at the three mentioned above and pretty much feel the same about any of them. And the prices are out of this world for what you are getting. My guess, from experience, is that you could get acceptable accuracy by just using a kisser button and practice enough with it to get similar results.

In the past I have tried using just a pin or front sight and a consistent anchor to get about 3" groups at 30 yards---with no peep. This does take pretty consistent form which takes some time to tweak the draw length of the bow so you can obtain a consistent anchor, but it can be done.

rpalt1
03-23-2011, 11:21 AM
Thanks BF i've looked at predetors view and they definately piqued my interest I'll look into them further:cool:

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-23-2011, 01:11 PM
I have used a STRING SPLITTER and it is too much weight and slows the fps. I don't recommend it. I use a jim flecher peep that is very thin walled. When I look through it, it seems to disappear.

HUTCH:cool:

bowhntr
03-23-2011, 03:02 PM
a guy i was shooting with at the indoor 3d range had a peepless sight system on his bow (x-force vendetta) what it was was another pin that he lined up so it was just to the left of the pin he was aiming with. so when he shot he said you just have 2 pins right next to each other. he said he loved it. but honestly he was shooting pretty bad.

rpalt1
03-23-2011, 06:42 PM
hutch What size do you use?

NuttyNative
03-23-2011, 07:31 PM
I don't think a peep is needed for this sight. APEX Nano Dot.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Apex-Nano-Dot-1-Dot-Electronic-Dual-Color-Sight-/230599731931?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b0d0aadb

bfisher
03-24-2011, 05:25 AM
I don't think a peep is needed for this sight. APEX Nano Dot.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Apex-Nano-Dot-1-Dot-Electronic-Dual-Color-Sight-/230599731931?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b0d0aadb

I don't know whether a peep is needed, but you still need some reference point at anchor whether it be a peep, kisser buton, or just a very consistent anchor.

I noticed that the seller is Bowhunter's Superstore. I live just 25 miles from that place and have been meaning to stop in. Just haven't done it. It used to be called Bowhunter's Discount Warehouse and I knew the owner personally. He sold out many years ago and the new owners ran the place into bankruptsy. That has to be at least 10 years ago. The owner now is, I believe, the original owner's son and I need to meet him. He remembers me from many years ago as I used to buy a lot of stuff there. Maybe I'll do it today. It's ugly outside anyway.

NuttyNative
03-24-2011, 08:17 AM
I haven't seen one of these used but was told they are like the Pollington scope and other scopes. I believe just a consistant anchor point is necessary for accuracy? And maybe keeping it level.