well - I took the bow to the local sport shop and the fellow straightened me out. The peep was 180* out of whack - the peep was faced away from the bow just sitting there - he spun it around, shortened my draw length to the smallest setting - and I pulled that thing back - the peep lined up - the sight pin was perfect - - - I about danced in that place! So - I went home and shot - it seems now that I have everything set up correctly - tuned that is - I just have to shoot, shoot, shoot and get used to it. I think by the rut I will be deadly proficient - right now I can put a nice group at ~ 20 yards - all kills. But I will perfect things within the next few weeks. I do plan on migrating to a 4" fletch - that seems logical...

thanx for all the ideas and support!