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Old 08-25-2005, 08:32 PM
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Default Twisted peep tubing

I got new tubing on my peep and it is constantly twisting. I can untie it from the string and straiten it out and tie it back on and after one or two shots its twisted again. Whats wrong and how can i fix it.
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Old 08-26-2005, 10:52 AM
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Take it to the proshop and have a Fletcher peep installed without tubing and do away with that noisy, eyeslapper...
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Old 08-26-2005, 03:58 PM
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http://www.yeoldearcheryshoppe.com/fletcher-true-peep-p-314.html
Looks nice.
Is it lighter than the kind that take the tubing?
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Old 08-28-2005, 08:36 AM
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I'd get rid of the tube peep as well ,I've used it and found that it would break or twist ,just when you didn't want it to.I went to the Fletcher Tru Peep and wouldn't look back .I'm now going to install the no-peep for next season.

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Old 08-28-2005, 09:27 AM
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The Tru-Peep is a heckuva lot lighter than the tubing style peeps. I'd recommend either the Hunter or Super Hunter size
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Old 08-28-2005, 09:52 AM
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Default RE: Twisted peep tubing

Do you have to use the type of bow string that will not twist, in order for this type of peep to be effective? String twist is what has always caused me to go back to the tubing?
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Old 08-28-2005, 10:21 AM
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No, you don't. We shot these peeps for many years before these supposed no-twist strings came along.You just get the peep set so that it will turn to your eye when you're at full draw. It might even be facing backwards at brace height, but still turn so you can see through it at full draw. It's a pain to get set just right, but it's well worth the effort.
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Old 08-29-2005, 12:02 PM
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I have to agree with Arthur on this one. I might have limited experience as I've only been shooting since 1972. During that time I've shot target archery, field archery, indoor and outdoor target, 3D, hunting---you name it, and have never had a tube attached to a peep. If you have decent strings on your bow you can adjust the peep (us old timers call it "training the string") so the peep rotates to the same position all the time. We call it training the string. It takes a little work and time, but eliminates a tube that is noisy and can break at the wrong time.

And if you look Fletcher now has a peep that I think is called a Super Hunter, with a 1/4" hole. This is a hole that is big enough to let a lot of light through, and doesn't necessarily have to rotate right toward the eye every time to be useful. I have one on my ShadowCat and it works just fine.

If you do more research and use your head you'll probably also notice that most people that have peeps with tubes on them also have very cheap (factory) strings on them that are constantly creeping. Put some decent aftermarket strings on the bow and peep rotation is a thing of the past, as is the bow constantly changing it's tune. Barring that, factory strings can be made better simply by putting a bunch of twists in them. Few come with enough twists in the first place. A string should have approximately 1 complete twist every two inches of it's length. This has an added benefit of making the bow shoot more quiet (less string noise). Ya just twist up the rigging, shoot a hundred shots or so to stabilize the string, and then set your peep for proper rotation.

What the heck, it takes a little time and thought, but playing is fun, not to say anything about how much you can learn from it. Then someday you'll be able to answer such questions instead of asking. Learn by doing. That's how we did it. And good luck.
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Old 08-29-2005, 01:24 PM
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Thanks for the tips BGfisher. Perhaps my problem has always been I have never put an after market string on my bows. Never shot enough to wear out the factory string.
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