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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-05-2014, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Having some problems with my peep sight...

So, after last Christmas, I bought my first bow -- a Bowtech/Cabela's Instigator. Nice little bow. At first, the peep seemed to be twisted around a little bit -- it would keep creeping around, and rotating so that, at full draw, it wouldn't be 'wide open' so that I could look through it. Folks told me to just keep using it, and it would come around. It did.

I've been practicing all year, and I've had it in the field. After a little 'incident' last weekend (while rotating in my seat to keep facing a doe I was waiting to get a good shot on, I either tapped the release with my glove or my string arm just lost it and I let the bow down, fast -- practical upshot was that my arrow impacted a tree immediately in front of me (just about close enough that, with the bow at rest, the broadhead almost touched the tree trunk), releasing from the string and driving the nock into the arrow, trashing it), I've noticed that the only thing that's 'different' about the bow is that I'm having the peep sight problem again. The peep is now rotated; typically, when I draw, I'm looking at it at 90 degrees from where it should be (it looks like a line rather than an open circle, if that makes any sense).

It fires just fine -- took it out to the range, and I'm doing great. But, now, I have to sit and twist the peep 180 degrees and hold onto it a little bit, and then, when I let go and draw, the peep is oriented correctly for that shot.

Is this normal? How do I fix it? Have I done anything to the bow that I need to take to the shop and get fixed?

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Re: Having some problems with my peep sight...

get one with the rubber cord attached to it,that will keep it in perfect aliangment all the time
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Re: Having some problems with my peep sight...

Sounds like you need some new strings.

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Sounds like you need some new strings.
Wow... in less than a year? Is that normal?
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Re: Having some problems with my peep sight...

If you use a d-loop check its position. if it slid on the string what happens is as you draw it pulls straight back causing the string to twist pulling your peep off center.
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If you use a d-loop check its position. if it slid on the string what happens is as you draw it pulls straight back causing the string to twist pulling your peep off center.
By 'slid', do you mean up & down the string, or rotated in place? If it slid up & down, then I have bigger problems, right? I mean, that would mean that I'm drawing and my arrow is canted up or down!

It seems that the d-loop has rotated around; but if I rotate it back, it doesn't change the orientation of the peep.
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Re: Having some problems with my peep sight...

here watch this, it's just a thought!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiHgXMabfHA

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Re: Having some problems with my peep sight...

Thanks, Brandon!

The video was interesting -- I don't have a solid silencer wedged between the string like that, though...
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Re: Having some problems with my peep sight...

The video looks like a scab fix to me, adds weight to your string and without being tied in with servings I am not sure it will stay in place during bow recoil. The string just needs to be twisted until the peep is straight during the aiming progress.

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Re: Having some problems with my peep sight...

Have you had it checked to be in tune? The strings could have stretched and that it why your getting rotation.

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