Surprisingly, one of the most overlooked bow accessories
is the addition of a peep sight. These little round pieces of aluminum or plastic are located on the string of your bow and they provide an aiming mechanism when you look through their small opening. When you are trying to aim at your intended target, you have to make sure that you align the opening on your peep sight with the appropriate pin on your bow sight so that you can hit your mark. Using a peep sight also forces you to keep your anchor point consistent which one of the main factors that contributes to accuracy.
The main purpose for having a peep sight is to get tighter groupings on your shots and increase your overall success rate. The next question on everybody's mind is the question of what peep sight is the best? What peep should you add to your bow accessories
. You have a range of sizes that you can choose from that typically range from 1/4'' to 3/16'' in diameter. What is important to note here is that if you are bow hunting then you are going to want a peep sight that has a larger diameter so that you can get as much light through as possible. Getting more light into your picture will allow you to have a clearer field of view when hunting. The clearer your view, the greater your chances of success.
There are many peep sights that are being offered on the market right now. The three most popular types of peeps currently, for bow hunting, are the trio peep, the Fletcher peep, and the rubber peep. As their name suggests, the trio versions split the string into thirds so that there is less chance of the peep mis-aligning. The Fletcher Style splits the string into two and places a small aluminum tube, which is a fan favorite among the experienced archers. The rubber tube peep is the old tried-and true method, but I would not recommend it for bow hunting because of the loud noise that is associated with it when you shoot which might scare off the animal. Take aim, and feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.