Peep Installation and Adjustment by moving strands

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  • March 25, 2013 at 6:19 am #571011 Back to Top REPORT

    DRG3

    Joined: 6/17/2012
    Hello,

    I was hoping someone could provide the details of how to properly install a peep. I get the big picture, but how do I know exactly where to separate the string to get equal strands so that the peep wont rotate incorectly.

    Also, I have read that if a peep is not rotating correctly, it can be adjusted by moving strands from one side to the other, I assume in doing that it would put an uneven number of strands on each side???  Does that matter?

    Thanks in advance

    March 25, 2013 at 8:48 am #571033 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Age: 63
    Joined: 11/14/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    First and foremost when setting in a peep press the bow enough to relax the string and relieve press on them. This to prevent cutting strands and then having to buy another string.

    If your string is two colors it typical divided even amount of strand by both colors. I find the separation point and then use a peep tool to hold the strands apart while I install the peep. I then set my peep at the height I want it before I relax the press and put pressure back on the string. The peep may rotate when the string is under pressure again and if it is close to being straight in the string I’ll tie it in and shoot it. Once shooting it might rotate some and it might need some adjustment. Most of the time if it need adjustment I typically go the through the steps above and remove it so I can roll the strings and the peep will hold straight.

    March 25, 2013 at 11:46 am #571078 Back to Top REPORT
    straightedge123
    StraightEdge123

    Joined: 10/22/2007
    Here is how I do it.  From the D-loop (not completely tightened), I measure up 5.5″ to 6″ and put the peep in there, noting how the two colors are divided.  I then make sure the peep is lined up with the loop.  I then draw it back to see if the peep rotates.  If it does, I go ahead and balance the string first, adding or taking away twists until the peep comes back straight when the bow is drawn.

    I then have the shooter draw back and see which way it needs to go, up or down.  Making that adjustment, I may have to completely reverse the peep or only move it a little bit.  If it is just a few degrees, I will use the loop to “set” the angle correctly by lining up peep and loop so they are in line with one another. This works 95% of the time.

    For the other 5% of the time, I may have to swap strands to get everything lined up just right.  I will kinda know if I am going to have to do that before I tighten down the loop.

    I have very very few that come back with even just a little tweaking that needs to be done to square them up, even after the string and cables have been broken in by shooting.

    Hope this helps.

    Mathews S2 / Copper John 4-pin / QAD HD LD / Worlds Best Strings / 808 Bowslings / Easton Bloodlines
    March 25, 2013 at 12:31 pm #571087 Back to Top REPORT

    DRG3

    Joined: 6/17/2012

    For the other 5% of the time, I may have to swap strands to get everything lined up just right. I will kinda know if I am going to have to do that before I tighten down the loop.

    is swapping strands as simple as moving one strand from one side to the other? Or is there more to it than that?

    March 25, 2013 at 12:49 pm #571089 Back to Top REPORT
    straightedge123
    StraightEdge123

    Joined: 10/22/2007

    For the other 5% of the time, I may have to swap strands to get everything lined up just right. I will kinda know if I am going to have to do that before I tighten down the loop.

    is swapping strands as simple as moving one strand from one side to the other? Or is there more to it than that?

    Yes, take one across the top and take one across the bottom in opposite directions.  As far as knowing which way the peep is going to go, I would say this:  If you are moving the strands in the direction that the string is twisted, it will go the opposite way.  If you move them in the opposite direction that the string is twisted, it will go the way the string is twisted.  I think that’s correct but hey, I can confuse myself sometimes.

    Mathews S2 / Copper John 4-pin / QAD HD LD / Worlds Best Strings / 808 Bowslings / Easton Bloodlines
    July 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm #583117 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
    Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is
    What size thread do you use when you are tying in the peep?
    July 6, 2013 at 2:55 pm #583124 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Age: 63
    Joined: 11/14/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    What size thread do you use when you are tying in the peep?

    Bcy 3D string is what I have used so far.

    July 6, 2013 at 4:32 pm #583423 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
    Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is

    What size thread do you use when you are tying in the peep?

    Bcy 3D string is what I have used so far.

    I’ve got .020 dis serving material.  I’ll just use that.  It shouldn’t be too bulky.

    July 7, 2013 at 5:09 pm #583474 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
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    So I ditched the timberline no-peep and went back to a normal peep.  I served the peep into the thread after getting it placed.  The .020 was a little thick but it will work.  Do I need to hit it with anything to keep it in place.  I anchored the serving with a clove hitch and finished with a whipped end.

    The other issue I have is that while the peep and the loop line up with each other, the are both pointed 90 degrees to the left when I don’t have an arrow nocked.  When I nock the arrow, the loop and the peep are facing straight back.  I haven’t putt the quiver back on in case I need to re-press the bow and put some twists in the string.

    Can someone talk me through this part again about how to straighten everything out?

    July 11, 2013 at 10:16 am #583875 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
    Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is
    Well, I took off all the nice serving I did to tie in the peep and rotated two strands of the bow string.  It looked good, so I tied it up again.  I’m hoping it is all square and holds up over the next two days.  I’d like to get the quiver back on my bow. (I have to remove it every time I press it…)

    Thanks for the help!

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