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    Are peep sights really necessary?

    So I got a alphamax 32 today in a trade and it didnt come with a peep sight. I wanted to shoot it so bad I went ahead threw a whisker biscuit on and flung a few arrows. Although I only shot at 20 yards I had 3 arrows touching. So is a peep sight necessary or was it just luck that I shot a few times and they were touching?

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    Short answer, yes. Long answer, yes they are.
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    I think you can do ok with only a kisser but without both I dont think you will be consistant.

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    Practice, practice, practice! I know guys that shoot without a peep and the shoot very very well! I think it takes getting used to and a solid anchor!


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    No, they just look really cool.....................
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    No, but they are for me.

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    Yea I was just wondering because I have shot with a peep all my life and so when this bow came I just wanted to shoot it and not wait for a peep. I just recently switched over from shooting one eye to shooting with 2 eyes open.
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    Get yourself an anchor sight.
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    Fita recurve shooters hit less than five inch diameter ten rings at 90 meters consistently without one.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unclegus View Post
    Fita recurve shooters hit less than five inch diameter ten rings at 90 meters consistently without one.......
    If it was legal bet every one would of them would have them. Only the top few are in the 10 at 90 meters consistently
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    I tried not using a peep and struggled. I also tried the hind sight and didn't like it. I'm using a meta-peep 3/8". I would love to go peepless tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjwhfsd View Post
    If it was legal bet every one would of them would have them. Only the top few are in the 10 at 90 meters consistently
    And if nitrous was legal in NASCAR, everyone would have that too. What's your point?
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    I have never used a Peep and have killed many whitetails without one so I would say that they are not required. I shoot a hindsight and before that shot a recurve only for 20 plus years with no sights.
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    No peep sight, or no kisser, you'd better have flawless, repeatable form....I know I don't...
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    Yea I need a kisser button. I just started using one on my rampage xt and it's cool how much something like that helps you.


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    I make several sets of strings a year (friends and family) and shoot them in before installing the peeps. Not really much difference as far as I can tell.

    I think good (repeatable) form is the key. A poorly placed peep can wreck your form.

    That said, I always use a peep. I don't think I really need it, but I use it.

    Best of luck to you.

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    When I first shot the Craze that I bought (at 15 yards) I shot six arrows, last four really close to the bull with just a rest and a D loop (no sights at all), so yes it helps no it's not necessary, back when I started in archery we shot recurve bows, and there was no such thing as a sight........and we killed all kinds of critters.
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    I shoot without a peep or kisser. Been doing it for several years. Each year I talk myself into going back to a peep to improve my accuracy. I can't see any improvement, so I usually take it off. I shoot a lot though and only hunt.

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    try some white serving thread on the string at eye level
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    For me they are necessary. I've killed deer without a peep and just using a consistent anchor and a couple facial touch points. But I'm far more accurate and consistent with a peep, and even better than when using peep elimator devices. I also use a very, very small kisser button. Can't have too many reference points.
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    Guys here love bashing the Peep Eliminator ... but fact is it works!

    Tell me this is not good looking also > https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1...90668567295169

    Bottom line it works, works well and that comes from a string peep user and Anchor Sight user..... Actually I use all three as they have specific purposes.

    They just work and people hate change so they stick with old school string peep sights.

    People have the most stupid ideas of change from a peep sight and come up with a whole crap load of excuses to not even try one of these... of all the "Peep-less" options this is the best!

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    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showth...eep+eliminator

    Peep Sights are NOT necessary to accuracy or maintainable Anchor Points. PERIOD!
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    I prefer to hunt without a peep sight. They do help accuracy, but I've had some poor experiences with one, and have had no trouble without.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOW BUM View Post
    I prefer to hunt without a peep sight. They do help accuracy, but I've had some poor experiences with one, and have had no trouble without.

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    Ditto! I even hunt w/o peep, peep eliminator or Anchor Sight. It is all practice in the end. If you shoot long bow and recurve you know what I mean.
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