Timberline Archery The No Peep Sight
The 2003 No-Peep is a 3rd generation that has several improvements. It is now shorter and lighter. The lens is recessed further into the body so it is protected from rain and snow. The alignment images has also been changed so that they are faster and easier to acquire. The light is focused into a smaller area for better visibility in low light conditions.
ďShoot accurately without a peep sight? That is impossible.Ē That is the attitude of most bowhunters today because they started shooting with a release aid and peep sight. Peep sights are not allowed in the Olympics, yet they shoot as far as 90 meters with recurve bows. We are talking shooting bullís-eyes at the length of a football field without a peep sight. They do this by using a consistent anchor point. Every time they draw their bow, they draw to exactly the same place so their eye becomes the rear sight. You could do that also if you practiced for hours every day like they do. The No-Peep lets you shoot like them without the hours of practice. Try it for yourself. Get close to your target so you wonít miss and shoot without using your peep. You will be surprised how well you can group. The problem is you will probably not group the same place every day. You will with the No-Peep.
HOW THE NO-PEEP WORKS
The No-Peep is an eye alignment device. There is a lens with a dot. Behind the lens is a ring. You adjust it so the dot is inside the ring when you are at your anchor point. The No-Peep will train you to draw to the same anchor point every time. You just draw your bow while looking at your sight pins and target. You will see the No-Peep in your peripheral vision. You just move your head slightly to align the dot in the ring if it is off. Most of the time it will be aligned because the No-Peep has trained you like an Olympic archer.
Some bow sights have a front and rear sight. Like a pistol sight, the front and rear sight are too close together for accuracy. The optics of the No-Peep magnify misalignment. Comparing the No-Peep to these other bow sights is like comparing a scoped rifle to a pistol.
The No-Peep will work with any type of sight; fixed pins, moveable sight, or pendulum. In fact, the No-Peep will enhance the accuracy of your pendulum sight. The reason most people shoot high from a treestand is a change in form rather than the effects of gravity. Most tend to drop their bow arm as they aim down. That shortens your draw length. The peep sight moves up as the string angle changes when the string moves forward. As little as 1/4Ē change in draw length can make you shoot 6Ē-12Ē high. A pendulum sight wonít correct for a change in form. This canít happen with the No-Peep because it is attached to the bow, not the string. Your eye will be in the same position every time.
IMPROVE YOUR FORM WITH THE NO-PEEP
One of the biggest advantages of the No-Peep is it points out bad form. Most people who start using the No-Peep find they have several problems in their form that keeps them from shooting to their potential. Some of the common problems the No-Peep will tell you are:
Bow Torque - This is one of the most common problems of archers and one of the most difficult to diagnose. Gripping your bow too tight or tension in your bow hand or arm causes the bow to rotate in your hand. Bow torque causes your groups to string out left and right. Picture the images in the No-Peep as a straight line coming from the No-Peep to your eye. When your bow rotates that line rotates and the images no longer align. That tells you that you are torquing your bow. Picture a line going from your arrow to the target. Your arrow is no longer pointed at the target when the bow rotates. That is why controlling bow torque is so important.
Hand Placement - Changing the location or pressure of your hand on the bow grip will cause the arrow to change point of impact. That is why some target archers tattoo a permanent line on their hand to line up with the center of the grip. Wearing a glove in cold weather can also change hand placement. Adding a bow quiver will change bow balance and the way you grip it. The No-Peep will let you know of any changes because the images will not align. Changing hand placement can cause your groups to string out either vertically or horizontally, depending on how you change pressure on the grip.
GET RID OF YOUR PEEP AND ALL THE THINGS YOU HATE ABOUT IT
Removing the weight of the peep sight from your string will increase your arrow speed by 5-9 f.p.s. It will also reduce string vibration and noise.
Get rid of string twist problems forever. You donít need the rubber tubing that is noisy, breaks and slaps you in the face. You donít have to look through the peep sights that fit inside the string where you canít tell the string from the edge of the peep. You donít need an extra bow when you go hunting because you can change the string on your bow without having to go through the set up process with a peep sight. You just need a string with a nock set.
Have you ever had a deer under your stand and you canít see it when you look through your peep? You will never have that problem again with the No-Peep because if you can see the deer you can shoot it. Looking through a peep sight reduces the amount of light that reaches your eye. You shoot with both eyes open with the No-Peep with nothing to restrict the light to your eye. It is just like when you see the deer before you draw your bow. The No-Peep uses light gathering technology so you can see the images in very low light. In addition, the No-Peep has trained you like an Olympic archer so you anchor the same place. You donít even need to be able to see the images. You can actually shoot in almost total darkness.
Watch most people shoot with a peep sight and they close one eye. That makes it more difficult to see what you are aiming at. The No-Peep makes it easy to shoot with both eyes open for improved accuracy. The No-Peep uses light gathering technology with a lens to project the images in a very narrow path to your eye. You can only see the No-Peep with the eye that is aligned with it. That makes it easy to shoot with both eyes open.
The improved vision of the target will improve accuracy because you canít shoot what you canít see. A typical size fiber optic sight pin will cover about 6Ē at 40 yards. That means you canít see anything smaller than 6Ē when sighting with one eye closed while looking through a peep sight. The bullís-eye of targets or heart shot on 3-D targets are all smaller than 6Ē. Shooting from sun into shadows at 3-D shoots becomes easy because of the better visibility. Left eye dominant people can shoot right handed with both eyes open. We even have people who have lost vision in their right eye and shoot right handed while sighting with their left eye.
A small peep hole improves accuracy but is difficult to see through. Hunters use a large peep hole so they can see through it better in low light conditions. A large peep hole reduces accuracy. The No-Peep gives you the accuracy of a small peep, yet you can see the target or animal better than you can with the largest peep.
Baby boomers know the problem of ďaging eyes.Ē As we get older our eyes do not focus well up close. When you look through a peep sight you have a hard time finding the center of the peep because the hole edges are blurred. This is especially true in low light. The No-Peep mounts on your bow close to your sight pins so ďaging eyesĒ can clearly see it to improve accuracy. Older eyes also have a harder time seeing in low light. Removing your peep sight lets a lot more light reach your eye so you can see what you are aiming at.
THE NO-PEEP DETECTS CHANGES IN EQUIPMENT
Everyone has probably had their nocking point move. The nocking point or serving slips up the string. The nocking point will move on one cam bows as the string stretches. The nocking point is not in the center of the string, like on 2 cam bows. You have more than twice as much string above the nocking point as below. The string stretches equally so the nocking point moves as the string stretches. The nocking point will move as you draw an out of time two cam bow. Change the draw length slightly at full draw by pulling hard into the stops and the nock point will move as the cams take up string at a different rate. Normally you would not notice these problems until you start missing. The No-Peep will identify nocking point movement immediately because the No-Peep images will not line up vertically when you draw to your anchor point. The No-Peep comes with its own mounting bracket that mounts under your sight. It will work with any type of sight. You can mount it either out the front or back of the bow. One model fits either right or left hand. You just flip it over for left hand. The No-Peep bracket has 4 mounting positions so you can mount the No-Peep either above or below your sight pins.
Sometimes the limb will shift in the limb pocket or the cam bearings will wear so the cam leans. The No-Peep will also tell you about these changes because the images will not align horizontally. You know something has changed in your equipment any time you are at your anchor and the No-Peep images donít align. You donít have to wait until you start missing to find out something has changed.
THE NO-PEEP HELPS ELIMINATE TARGET PANIC
Most archers have had target panic in one form or another. We have had numerous reports that target panic has been eliminated with the No-Peep. The addition of the No-Peep seems to break that mental problem of putting the sight pin on the target. Seeing the No-Peep in your peripheral vision changes the way you aim. The brain is no longer solely focused on the sight pin and target and that change often does away with target panic. Sometimes a small change like that lets you recondition the brain and retrain it without the bad habits.
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