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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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Simply split the two-tone string, install the peep sight and then remove one end of the string and twist it until the peep points straight back.
Caption: A misaligned peep sight (top) can ruin an otherwise perfect bowhunt.
Many European target guns have both a precision rear peep sight and a second sporting rear sight located somewhere on the barrel.
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If the scope had been detachable and the rifle carried peep sights, perhaps I could have slipped a bullet through the brush and gotten meat that day.
FEW ACCESSORIES HAVE HELPED BOWHUNTERS IMPROVE ACCURACY MORE THAN THE PEEP SIGHT. Unfortunately, some peeps restrict light to the eye, which inhibits aiming in low light.
Montana Vintage Arms, the manufacturer of fine quality peep sights for BPCRs, loaned me one of their VLR (Very Long Range) peep sights.
Curt responds: Doug, you are correct--I did neglect to mention the rubber tubing used with some peep sights. Tubing can generate noise, which is one reason I do not use that style of peep.
As far back as the 1870's Winchester had drilled and tapped the upper tangs of their rifle receivers so peep sights could be mounted.