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07-09-2002, 03:40 PM
When the sun is in front of me and to my right, my sight picture becomes blurred somewhat near the center especially when it's a dark shaded target.
The bowstring is parted in 3 (3 strands holding it in), one of which catches the light at that angle and blurs the center of my sight picture a hair. ###Otherwise, I shoot just a hair to the right of the strand and I'm right in the ballpark.
What would you do? ###Is there something wrong with this configuration? ###Anyone else encounter this?
Thanks in advance for your help on this one....
(Edited by wmidbrook at 3:42 pm on July 9, 2002)
07-10-2002, 02:10 PM
Well, in case any greenhorns to archery like me encounter this, I got some info from the shop I bought the bow from....he says it doesn't matter what type of peep for bows...glare's a problem. ###Now, I don't know if I buy into that fully yet but they are wider than disk peeps I've used on rifles. ###But, I've shot mostly through scopes on rifles.
But, he had some ideas. ###Twist the string a bit--seems to help a little but I still get bad glare at certain angles.
Anyone ever see and taperred disks used for bow peeps? ###Something that wouldn't reflect the light?
07-11-2002, 05:36 AM
I've had this problem before. I was using 2 bows at the time so I tried a different method with each and they both worked great. On one bow I tried a dull, flatblack paint that didn't prove too effective so I put some black cloth tape on it and the problem went away. On the other bow, I kept twisting the string until I found a spot without the glare and that worked great as well, however, twisting string is one more thing to worry about when getting ready to take a shot.
At the time I was having this problem, I was shooting with one eye closed. Once I started shooting with both eyes open, I never had the problem again. I use fiber optic sights and shooting with both eyes open allows me to focus on the impact point and not on the pin and has made a big difference in my shooting.
07-11-2002, 06:28 PM
I too had a problem with string-mounted disc peeps and I never could get it where I could see thru the thing right every time so I went back to a peep with tubing. Now it's there right every time. Note: be sure to check your tubing every now and then and keep an extra piece with you when hunting for extra insurance. It never fails, if you don't have something, it will break when you need it most and if you do have it, it never will.
07-12-2002, 08:14 AM
Thanks for you're help. ### My 450 string doesn't accept the 2 strand peeps well. ###I'm going to get a different string and try the tubing after this hunting season. ###I'll replace the string, peep and go up 10 lbs. ### I'm too used to my setup as it right now to swap it all out.
The bow shop accidently put the peep 'shiney side' facing my eye. ###He put it on the bowpress and flopped it around the other way yesterday. ###I had no clue those things had a shiney and dull sides (at least some of them).
Great idea on the cloth tape! ###I will try it out--sounds fool-proof.
Thanks for the ideas.
(Edited by wmidbrook at 8:17 am on July 12, 2002)
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