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Peep sight that works for a recurve

Messages posted to thread:
catfish 09-Sep-22
1buckurout 09-Sep-22
Clydebow 09-Sep-22
Brian waters 09-Sep-22
George D. Stout 09-Sep-22
fdp 09-Sep-22
Stick Hippie 09-Sep-22
2 bears 09-Sep-22
[email protected] 09-Sep-22
Live2Hunt 09-Sep-22
DanaC 09-Sep-22
felipe 09-Sep-22
[email protected] 09-Sep-22
fdp 09-Sep-22
Poppy 09-Sep-22
Corax_latrans 09-Sep-22
[email protected] 09-Sep-22
George D. Stout 09-Sep-22
Viper 09-Sep-22
Krag 09-Sep-22
deerhunt51 10-Sep-22
Jon Stewart 10-Sep-22
searcher 10-Sep-22
searcher 10-Sep-22
4t5 10-Sep-22
4t5 10-Sep-22
mahantango 11-Sep-22
thekunk 11-Sep-22
Matt M 11-Sep-22
Matt M 11-Sep-22
fdp 11-Sep-22
[email protected] 11-Sep-22
catfish 12-Sep-22
MCNSC 12-Sep-22
From: catfish
Date: 09-Sep-22




Looking for some help finding a peep sight that will work on a samic sage recurve. It is for my daughter she is struggles bad and is getting discouraged. I tried the ones I used 20 years ago on my compound buy it is to horizontal to look through. I emailed Lancaster and they said they don't have any that will work for her bow. Can anyone point me in the right direction.

From: 1buckurout
Date: 09-Sep-22




It's difficult to get a peep to work well with the long angle of a recurve. I'd suggest using a kisser button on the string, move it up the string so as to have her look just under it. It'll work as well as a peep and keep her string blur and elevation in the same place on each shot.

From: Clydebow
Date: 09-Sep-22




I was going to tell you the same problem you already found out.

From: Brian waters
Date: 09-Sep-22




In my compound days peeps and i did not agree. So i used a brass nock and touched it to the end of my nose. Or, you could get a riser thats cut more past center, which is what i had to do teaching myself to shoot LH.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 09-Sep-22




People were using peeps on recurves in the 1960's, so they can be used. The thing is to have them in position to actually see through. They used to make one that had a selfadhesive base that attached to the inside upper limb, and tubing that kept the peep turned. Maybe you could find one of those. Probably best to just use a kisser button.

From: fdp
Date: 09-Sep-22




If I were you I would get on the 3Rivers website and look at the SRF sighting system. Then call 3Riveres, explain to them what you want to do and buy the one they suggest.

From: Stick Hippie
Date: 09-Sep-22




Tie a bright colored nock on in the spot you’d put the peep, that’d give her a reference

From: 2 bears
Date: 09-Sep-22




You didn't mention her age but I think she will have trouble seeing a peep sight while holding her draw. I start all kids with a simple pin sight taped to the bow. Simple to make if you don't have one. It has the effect of narrowing it down & showing them where they need to be looking. Work on her anchoring in the same place & simply put the pin on the target. It really speeds up the learning process & after a few days they don't need it. Patience, >>>----> Ken

From: [email protected]
Date: 09-Sep-22




Try a single pin

From: Live2Hunt
Date: 09-Sep-22




I would think one of the peeps that uses tubing to pull it straight would work. I shot compound with fingers and used a 45" axle to axle bow without issue.

From: DanaC
Date: 09-Sep-22




First thing is, you'll want an endless loop string, not Flemish twist. Large aperture.

I have been playing with a sight recently and find I shoot pretty well using 'string blur' as a rear reference.

From: felipe
Date: 09-Sep-22




A peep adds much to the complexity of shooting; not for a beginner. A good strong anchor gives the same affect and is required with the peep anyway. If you do use one serve it into the string so it will stay put.

From: [email protected]
Date: 09-Sep-22




Have you seen the SRF sight system?

From: fdp
Date: 09-Sep-22




A peep doesn't add a level of complexity at all

A peep.or other sightingbreference helps new archers learn proper string, arrow, target alignment which is the basis of all accurate shooting.

When using a peep sight a beginner can actually see what th a alignment looks like through the aperture of the peep.

It can shorten the learning curve by a lot if used/coached correctly.

From: Poppy
Date: 09-Sep-22




Agree with fdp and DanaC, they used to have a-large peep that you would devide the string into 3, so no mater how you drew the bow, it was aligned and you could see thru it, don’t remember the name but I’ll check on that .

From: Corax_latrans
Date: 09-Sep-22




I am inclined to agree with Frank, although the point about string angle compatibility makes sense. I don’t know exactly how that would work out.

“I have been playing with a sight recently and find I shoot pretty well using 'string blur' as a rear reference.”

I did that for a long time, and still do occasionally, although the problem I have with it is that I have moved my usual anchor point back to get some extra draw length and it just doesn’t work anymore.

But if you can’t find a peep that’s easy to see through, I would just virtually look “through“ the string by using blur.

If Frank knows of a specific make/model peep that works well, I’d take his word for it.

From: [email protected]
Date: 09-Sep-22




Some guys drill out the hole in the peep

From: George D. Stout
Date: 09-Sep-22




There is no string angle issue with a recurve bow. Peeps have been used since the 1960's, well before compound bow design became prevalent. It is not complicated if you can get it aligned; my wife learned with a peep and a Chek-it sight and within two years was in class A freestyle. It was invaluable in getting her alignment correct. By the way, she shot for a year with a target recurve with same sight and peep before she changed to the compound bow.

The only reason you don't see them in most World Archery or Olympics is they simply aren't allowed. That indicates in itself that they can be an advantage. The tubing models are basically foolproof if just set up correctly with tubing length. The biggest issue is the fact that they can cut down on vision during low light times.

From: Viper
Date: 09-Sep-22




cat -

What Mr. Stout said. The concern is that "if" it helps, and it might not, is that it's a band-aid fix or may mask for a bigger problem.

How old is your daughter, and have you considered trying a legit coach to help?

Viper out.

From: Krag
Date: 09-Sep-22

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I have this old style peep that might work for her. It slides on the string and is tied off above and below. It's open 360 degrees around the string so is always open somewhere to sight through. PM your address if you want to try it and I'll send to you.

From: deerhunt51
Date: 10-Sep-22




I tied on a string nock knot on the bow string so it lined up with my eye when at full draw to use as a poor man's rear sight when I first started. Works great.

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 10-Sep-22




You can make the hole bigger by pushing a heated drill bit through the existing hole.

From: searcher
Date: 10-Sep-22




i have used a peep and a kisser on a 68" golden eagle recurve with a checkit sight to shoot field rounds for a REALLY LONG TIME. since the arthritis i am also using a chappy boss release on a "d" loop. guess a release and light arrows (900 easton redline carbons or 1912 easton eclipse) won't really delaminate this 54 yr old.

From: searcher
Date: 10-Sep-22




thats a 54 yr. old bow not me i am a bit more than that

From: 4t5
Date: 10-Sep-22




Sometimes gadgets make archery a struggle, my daughters had their most fun shooting at balloons, tennis balls on a string,soda bottles ect. When you put money up,bet them a dollar they can't hit it, they'll shoot a long time. 15 yds is enough for a new shooter.

From: 4t5
Date: 10-Sep-22




No offense I know I did not answer your question, but sometimes , Less can be More.

From: mahantango
Date: 11-Sep-22




The one Krag showed is the way to go if you're determined to use a peep.

From: thekunk
Date: 11-Sep-22




I had daughters, I taught them both to shoot recurves. I also teach woman at our sportsmen's club to shoot archery. I always had great success with the person I was instructing with these tips. I had them shoot three under. I had the cant the bow. I made sure they had a very easy low weight bow to shoot. I told them to have a high anchor point and look down the arrow to aim. I also made sure they keep their elbow up when drawing bow. I had the bend their bow arm a little bit. Most of all just have fun. Most did very well and enjoyed shooting. Good luck !!!

From: Matt M
Date: 11-Sep-22




The Sherz-a-peep brand peep sights would be what I would try. They used to have a 2x2 that split the string into pairs of two and several orifice hole sizes available…that was years ago when I was messing with them but I can’t see a reason why they won’t work on a recurve

From: Matt M
Date: 11-Sep-22




That may be Shurz-a-peep….don’t remember the spelling

From: fdp
Date: 11-Sep-22




Pine Ridge, Metapro, GWS as well as the others mentioned will work fine.

The addition of the rubber tubi g to keep the sight oriented correctly is advisable for beginners.

From: [email protected]
Date: 11-Sep-22




Catfish have you checked her eye dominance?

From: catfish
Date: 12-Sep-22




Thanks for all the help

From: MCNSC
Date: 12-Sep-22




If she has a good consistent anchor point she can use a sight without a peep. Try a peice of adhesive backed foam or cork with a stick pin stuck in it for a sight. I’ll bet her shooting improves with just that. Good luck finding something that helps





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