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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.
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Although you may be able to shoot accurately at home on level ground without a peep sight, I speak from experience and guarantee you still need one in the field.
Those vintage rifle--or replicas thereof-always benefit from a peep sight.
Many European target guns have both a precision rear peep sight and a second sporting rear sight located somewhere on the barrel.
Although they are most well known for their sights, TruGlo also produces peep sights, with their latest offering being the Versa Peep ($19).
Some of these devices totally eliminate the need for a peep sight, while others function as normal peeps but do it better, even in the dimmest shooting light.
I have a seedy M1905 model undergoing periodic improvements and wanted very much to install a Rigby bolt peep sight.
4 version has a peep sight, whereas the earlier model has barrel-mounted open sights.
Fairly new to the bowhunting scene is the Square-Up ($60), which can be used with or without a peep sight.
Wells didn't mention the noisiest part of most bows--rubber peep sight tubing.
String-mounted peep sights have been a staple on hunting bows for decades and are undoubtedly the most popular aiming device used by archers.
When my friends and I tie peep sights or string loops into a bowstring, we singe the ends of the serving thread to keep the servings tight and prevent fraying.
I can still shoot pretty well with peep sights, but I can shoot faster and straighter with a red dot.