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    So what you're saying is that ou like the longer sight radius, right? An added benefit of this is that a longer sight radius lends itself to better accuracy. Not a bunch, but some. This just a reason that rifles with iron sights are more accurate than a handgun----more distance between the front and rear sights. Did you also find that it's slightly easier to gap shoot with a little more space between the pins? It's fun learning more by experimenting isn't it? Instead of just asking questions on the internet try things for yourself and see how things work and what works best for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer View Post
    And a smaller peep will weigh less which means a little more speed.



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    Uuhh, not a whole lot less and it'd would be very little gain in speed, if measurable. Just sayin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elkslayer4x5 View Post
    Uuhh, not a whole lot less and it'd would be very little gain in speed, if measurable. Just sayin.
    No problem mate, depends on the make of the peep really. The fletcher's seem to weigh all the same regardless of size but my G5's gained a few fps going to a 1/8".

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    @bfisher, yeah extending the radius. Mine isn't way out there, but enough that is has made a difference in where my sight sits and my pins. It definitely helps having a little more of a gap in the pins and I can that helping for mid range shots as well, much easier to split the 2 and still be accurate.

    For the peeps, that is a funny thing. I really like the G5 and have the 1/4" - if you look at the weights they have listed the 3/16" actually weights more than the 1/4" - kinda funny - assuming the outside diameter is the same just the OD is smaller (more material left on the peep)
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    I use a 3/16'' peep 1/4'' was really really big. What I found was I like my peep to be like a halo around my sight ring. That way I know that I am set up right, even in a awkward position. If I have my peep perfectly haloing my sights at anchor, then I have NO deviation from where I should be shooting, and am right on. I don't really dwell on it, but it's just a reference point.
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    Right now, mine is haloing quite well. I'll have to do some more shooting and see exactly how much coverage I have or if I could go down to a smaller size, but for right now I really like my field of view. Also if you can get away with it, a slightly large peep will allow for a little bit more light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droppixel View Post
    a slightly large peep will allow for a little bit more light.
    Only a little. The downside is that you won't align the string as well.

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    but for right now I really like my field of view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer View Post



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    A bit stale hey. How about 'Woozle Wuzzle'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrow Splitter View Post
    You should try a new line.LOL
    Yeah, but "if it aint broke"
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