How to Install an Archery Peep Sight Tube

Written by c.l. rease
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Peep sight tubes provide stability for a peep sight installed on a bowstring. Without a peep tube, the peep sight will twist and interfere with your view through the sight. Installing the rubber tube incorrectly will cause the tube to snap at the point it connects to the peep sight or slip off the peep sight when you draw the bow. Either situation will cause trouble when aiming the bow during target practice or while on a hunt.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Rub one end of a peep sight tube between two fingers for two minutes or until warm.

  2. 2

    Push the warmed end of the peep sight tube onto the hard nipple extending from the front edge of the peep sight. Hold the peep sight in place by pushing on the back of the sight with the thumb of your non-dominant hand if the peep sight moves around when attempting to connect the tube to the nipple.

  3. 3

    Pull the loose end of the peep sight tube over to the pulley cable closest to the bowstring. Use a sharp pair of scissors to cut the peep sight tube to allow it to extend eight inches past the pulley cable.

  4. 4

    Wrap the cut peep sight tube around the first pulley cable. Tie an overhand knot, keeping the pulley cable in the centre of the knot. Pull the knot tight while leaving two inches of the tube extending beyond the pulley cable.

  5. 5

    Draw the bow. Ensure the peep sight tube pulls tight and straightens the peep sight. Lower the bowstring and remove excess length if the tube does not pull tight.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not dry release your bow when in full draw.

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