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    Default 2012 ONZA3 Peep Twist

    I recently received a new 2012 Onza3 and I am in the process of setting it up. Although I have shot bows for many years I am fairly new to set-up and tuning. I want to eventually do all of my own work. On my Onza, the peep makes a 1/2 turn to the right as the bow is drawn. At rest it sits so you can see through the peep. How do I fix this? Thanks for any and all guidance.
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    If the string has settled, you can take a 1/2 twist out of the string. Back off the limb bolts ( couple turns top, couple turns bottom ) until you can see light through the barrel nut in the riser. At this point, the string will be slack enough to remove, untwist 1/2 turn, put string back onto cam and retighten limb bolts ( same pattern ) until you are were you began. Your string should be a 1/2 turn short of lining up but will be in place once you come to full draw.
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    Elkslayer is right, that is the quickest way to get the peep oriented. If you want you can also swap strings. The peep doesn't need to be split between one color or the other, you can "rotate" your strings around the peep to make it do what you want, as long as they are evenly split. In your case, I believe you would take one string from the back of the left side and move it to the right, and one from the front of the right side and move it left. If that doesn't do the trick, repeat until it does, if it rotated the wrong way, do the opposite.

    If don't feel comfortable with those options, you can "train" your peep by nocking an arrow then twisting your peep before you draw. If its still not where you want it, you can use the corner of you mouth to move it a little bit at full draw. Do this every time and it will eventually "remember".

    You can also cheat a little bit by twisting the d loop in the opposite direction of the peep rotation so that when you draw it will automatically pull it into line.

    As you can see there are lots of ways to keep your peep in line. Find one that works for you and you'll be golden!
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    Thank you!
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    One other method not mentioned is, if you have good tight serving above and below the peep, you can usually move the serving slightly up or down, to rotate the peep. Just look at how the string is twisted, left or right, and move a section of your peep serving up or down to rotate it. If the string is twisted like this " / ", moving the bottom serving upwards a bit will make the peep rotate right. Moving the top serving down, or the bottom serving down, will move the peep to the left. If it's twisted the other way " \ ", then do the opposite. Hope that makes sense. lol When "peep training" doesn't work, that's the method I use. I know some guys will move their string silencers like StringJax, String Leeches, etc. up and down in the string to make the peep rotate.
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    Default 2012 ONZA3 Peep Twist

    Make sure you twist the loop straight back after twisting the string. Doing this you only contend with the string, not the loop being a half turn out of position which will twist the string.

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