Peep Question

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Currently using a 1/4 Hamskea Raptor on a V3 27 at 29 inch draw. There’s a fair amount of light between the peep and housing. I want to increase my accuracy without buying a million peeps. Anyone else run into this problem on the shorter Mathews in the past? What size peep worked best for you if you have similar specs to me? Thanks!
 
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This is why I mainly use peep with replaceable aperture.


They add weight, and they can loosen up, but you can fit it to what you need.


Been using the Hamskea Insight.
 
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I have a lift 29.5 and had to go to a 3/16” peep to get a perfect match on my spot Hogg. 1/4” was way too big, 1/8” too small
 
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I have a spare Raptor 5/32 I actually ordered by accident but I’m worried that will be too small for lowlight whitetail hunting.
 

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It also really depends on how far the sight is mounted from the riser, but I'm a 27.5" DL and use a 3/16" peep.
I always buy a dovetail mount sight setup, that way I can just stay using a 3/16" peep and move the sight until I have them matching.
 

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Hamskea Raptor 5/32 matches perfectly with my Black Gold standard size sight housing. Been using it for Whitetail hunting the past 2 years. V3X29 28" DL.

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Hamskea Raptor 5/32 matches perfectly with my Black Gold standard size sight housing. Been using it for Whitetail hunting the past 2 years. V3X29 28" DL.

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I have a black gold pro sight with wingtruss. What mount are you running?
 

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I’ve never worried about lining my sight housing and my peep sight up. I didn’t even know that was a thing until I read it on the internet a few years ago. Heck when I started, my sights didn’t even have a housing.
 

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I've always used 3/16", but when I got my Traverse that was just a tad too small so went with the 1/4". It's a tad too big about the same as the 3/16" was small, so a 7/32" would be about perfect. I'm not sure they make a 7/32 though. For hunting I figure the 1/4" is good enough though. The bigger the better for those low light situations.
 
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I just bought a 3/16 raptor. I’m going to try both when I put on my new string. I’ll use the wingtruss to move it until one of them fits perfect. I had the opposite problem of your traverse the short ATA with 29 inch draw made my 1/4 way too big to feel comfortable. I’m looking for a inbetween of letting light in without having too much space around the peep.
 

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Used a 1/4" Peep, just adjusted my SpottHogg sight in/out until peep-housing sight picture was correct.

Few years ago, I went back to not using a peep. Shoot better, group better and better for the old eyesight, especially in low light conditions.
Just as I did 40 years ago, no peeps or lighted pins back then. Jennings T-Star compound, my 4 metal pin heads were colored with wife's nail polish, set 3 anchor points to make the shot.

Just focus on my 3-anchor points, which you have to do using a peep anyways.
 

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Some things to try. Move the sight closer to the riser. Try a smaller peep like 3/16. move the peep up the string a bit (will move it farther from the eye).
 

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I had the opposite problem of your traverse the short ATA with 29 inch draw made my 1/4 way too big to feel comfortable.
Ya, I don't know if my 32 1/2" draw would make it smaller or bigger than with a 29" draw. Also depends on where the peep is placed. Mine is 6.25" above the center of my nocking point.
 
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