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    Default Why Do Peep Sights Rotate During The Draw?

    I'm curious why the peeps seem to rotate on some bows and not on others. Mine rotates but I see pictures of some bows and the sight and D-Loop are straight back.
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    I believe it has to do w/ how stretched in your string is. Hutch will be able to really tell you. But depending on the quality of string and pre stretch of string when it is made a peep will react to the string wrap rotation under draw. Average strings will stretch more thus rotate/tighten a wrap more. The peep is mid string between wraps so when the wraps tighten and roll so does the peep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjchasman View Post
    I believe it has to do w/ how stretched in your string is. Hutch will be able to really tell you. But depending on the quality of string and pre stretch of string when it is made a peep will react to the string wrap rotation under draw. Average strings will stretch more thus rotate/tighten a wrap more. The peep is mid string between wraps so when the wraps tighten and roll so does the peep.

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    Just for clarification, I'm talking about rotating during the draw cycle, not from stretching after repeated use.

    My peep is nearly on the back side of the bow but rotates to nearly the proper position at full draw. I'm still "training" it for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLN1963 View Post
    Just for clarification, I'm talking about rotating during the draw cycle, not from stretching after repeated use.
    It's the same idea during the draw cycle. Think about it. You pull on the string, which tightens it up, and causes the peep to rotate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLN1963 View Post
    Just for clarification, I'm talking about rotating during the draw cycle, not from stretching after repeated use.

    My peep is nearly on the back side of the bow but rotates to nearly the proper position at full draw. I'm still "training" it for now.
    Usually when a peep has a consistant rotation during the draw cycle its caused by one of the servings being wound on in a different direction than the others.

    If the peep rotation is inconsistant or keeps moving, its normally because the strands are still stretching.

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    How do you handle getting it to turn that last 1/4 turn? It seems that is where I'm at right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLN1963 View Post
    How do you handle getting it to turn that last 1/4 turn? It seems that is where I'm at right now.
    Take some pressure of the string, pull the peep out and resplit the string a 1/4" closer to where in needs to be.

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    The reason the peep turns is, if either of the end servings is opposite of the way the string is twisted, when you pull the string back to draw, it is basically stabilizing one side and untwisting the other. Thus causing the peep to turn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch~n~Son Archery View Post
    Take some pressure of the string, pull the peep out and resplit the string a 1/4" closer to where in needs to be.

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    Does it have to have exactly the same number of strands on each side? Them small strands will be hard to count! Anyone now how many strands are in the HH strings?
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