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    Default Shooting with out a peep site....

    In a trade a while back I had a guy build me some Strings/cable ..He was in Canada some where ...Any who, I could not ever get the peep right ,it would twist right for a bit and bam be off again..I never had this trouble from Martin strings sure some adjustment but, once I got it it was good ...Well, This is my back up Turkey bow a 02 Martin Altitude..Great little bow ...I finally had one of those peeps with a tube put in ,However, I kept thinking it was going to pop me in the eye..LOL maybe that happen to me one time I can't remember ...

    Then I seen a post on the A.T. that a guy just uses a small piece of white thread tied into the string where the peep use to be ..and that gives you a reference you can use each time you shoot ..you see it as a blur out of the corner of your eye .I make sure it is line up with the bottom of my site ever time and then I have a very clear site picture put pin on target then shoot.I shoot about as good this way and can get an arrow off faster ,I think..But I am..Not really , trying to talk anyone in to this just wondering if you guys have heard of this or do it....If so, how long and have you hunted with this kind of set up as I manly hunt...Thanks ,,

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    Thats what I used to do long ago before I went to using peeps.
    I just tied white dental floss around the string like a small tied-in nock set.

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    It's not a totally dumb idea. We're always open to suggestions. I have, on occasion, shot bows without a peep SIGHT, anddone well for hunting accuracy, but this is why I am a staunch believer in getting the bow's draw length just so-so for me--like down to the lat 1/16" or 1/8". If I do this I can rely strictly on my anchor and shoot about 3" groups at 30 yards.
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    Back in the day, I used to hunt without a peep. I shot fingers with an old Jennings wheelie bow with the old flat bar 4 pin sight. And shot it well for what it was. Anchor points & sight picture are even more important when shooting this way. As Barry said 3" groups at 30 yds. is very obtainable. Oh yeah, it can be a lot of fun too!
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    I been having fun trying this ..It is that time of year to play with stuff as our turkey season just ended ..I was shooting a little while ago and did not do as good with low light as I thought ,I would .But, I am still working things out ...

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    IQ bowsight with Retnia Lock. I tried this and did ok out to 30 yards, beyond that the peep became neccessary for me. Have the IQ on both my bows and like it alot. One of them survived a 15' drop out of a treestand.

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