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peep sight

[′pēp ‚sīt]
(ordnance)
A rear gunsight having a small hole in which the front sight is centered in aiming; distinguished from an open sight.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The inventor of the Peep Sight has developed a working prototype that has been utilized with success.
(If you have two straps, use them both so you can alternate releasing the tension.) Employ the same technique to reinstall a peep sight that has fallen out.
cupped cheek--piece to position and hold the head, double-set triggers, a deeply curved buttplate and large-diameter peep sights.
Edmund's Astroscan offers a lensless peep sight with two concentric holes.
Caption: A misaligned peep sight (top) can ruin an otherwise perfect bowhunt.
Caption: The Ruger factory installed peep sight provides a good sight picture for accurate, close-in shots.
STOCK satin-finished Grade IV/V walnut FINISH bright blue SIGHTS buckhom rear, gold bead front; drilled and tapped for peep sight PRICE $1,800 MANUFACTURER Winchester, WINCHESTER-GUNS.COM
The peep sight was lower than I normally use, so on a quick shot I mistakenly had looked over the top of it, through the triangle of the separated strings instead of through the aperture.
This setup gives you the best of all worlds: It's always ready to go at a twist of the QD ring levers (the peep aperture compresses into the scope base while the scope is in place and pops up into position when the scope is removed), offers excellent sight radius, full windage and elevation adjustments, and the enhanced accuracy of a rear peep sight. Unfortunately, sophisticated is also expensive.
These little stick-on plastic peep sights apply directly to your spectacles.