How do I use my Precision Peep to line up my shot?
First, don’t worry about lining up your peep aperture and your front sight housing. All you do is focus on the Precision Post first, then move your focus to your distance pin, placing it right on top of the post like a golf ball on a tee, and then focus on your target. The post will blur just enough to “get out of your way” and not block your vision. Let ‘er rip!
How do I serve in my new Precision Peep?
Exactly like your old peep but with the post pointed toward the top of your bow. Be sure your D-loop is aligned so that the peep lines up straight when you’re drawing back your string. Use the optional groove to securely tie it in. See our video for more information.
What are the benefits of the Precision Peep?
First, instead of trying to center-mass two circles (your peep and your front sight housing), you simply are using two exact points of reference (the post and your distance pin). Two fine points of reference are better than lining up two areas of reference. Also, both your aiming reference points are part of the bow, and attached to the exact same points that your arrow is attached to. Now you aren’t as reliant on having an anchor point on your face that may not be the same every time. If you are in a tight spot, or twisting in a tree stand, your anchor point might get compromised. With the post and pin sighting, if those are in line, it doesn’t matter what your body is doing or where you’re anchored.
Why not a point on the post? Wouldn’t a point be better?
So there’s a trick your eye performs on your brain. Artsy types call it “chiaroscuro”. Eye doctors call it “depth-of-field”. That’s a lot of vowels and hyphens. At Precision Peeps, we call it blurring. Your eye can only focus on one distance accurately. So when your target is in focus, your front pins and your Precision Peep aren’t. The width of the Precision post is designed to still be seen, without being in focus. If it were a point, it would blur into a whole lot of nothing for your eye to try and find.
What is a Precision Peep made of and how much does it weigh?
Our peeps are made of 7000 series aluminum which, which is incredibly strong and weighs 13.12 Grains.
What are some of the other advantages of a Precision Peep?
Our peep will let your eye know if there is any torque on the bow. If your pin is directly on the post, you will be centered left-to-right; you no longer need to have to try and center-mass two ambiguous circles. Our 5/16" aperture allows light to enter the peep and gives you a clear field of view. By placing the pin on our post, you now have to accurate reference points right on the bow which is important if you cannot access your anchor points because you are in a blind or tree stand and can't get the right angle for your shot, or if you have yet to master perfect anchor points each time.
Will the post of the Precision Peep blur my focus?
The simple answer is: No. But, if you're reading this FAQ you probably want a more reassuring explanation. So, let's look at the science. Warning: science nerds only past this point.
When the eye is focused on an object at a distance, the light enters the eye in parallel wave lines (Figure 1.1) and therefore there is no divergence or convergence of wavelengths at the entry point, or Cornea.
It passes through the cornea and the Pupil and hits the curvature of the Lens. (Figure 1.2)
The lens of the eye works like any lens of a telescope, binoculars, or a camera. Light enters through the front of the eye, or the Cornea, and passes through the lens. The curvature of both of these elements works to focus the image on the Retina at the rear of the eye.
When an eye is focused on objects at a distance, the lens is pulled taut by the Ciliary Ligaments and therefore has a relatively flat surface. The flatter surface of the lens while focused on distances means that the lens can’t converge the light rays much, but doesn’t have to because rays enter the eye in a parallel manner when focusing on distant images.
Conversely, when the lens is focused on an object near the eye, there is a much greater degree of divergence to the light rays entering the Cornea. This is compensated for by a relaxing of the Ciliary muscles, which allows the lens to become rounder on its front side where light enters it (Figure 1.3).
This rounding needs to occur to bend, or converge, the light in order to compensate for the divergent nature of the light rays entering through the Cornea when focused on close objects. This ability to compensate by the lens is limited, though. As objects get closer, they create more increasingly divergent light rays when passing through the Cornea. The Lens’ limited ability to compensate, or curve, is defined as Accommodative Amplitude. Because of these limits, a narrow or thin object close to the eye cannot be focused on or recognized by the eye.