Originally Posted by killasoundz
Thanks for the replies.
I'm going to take the bow up to the shop tonight and get it setup. I'm thinking about a spot hogg sight. What is out there as far as peeps go. That G5 looks like it would work how well does it do with string rotation. I know the peep I have on my Pearson is terrible now that the string it stretched out. I have to give it a good twist or two every now and then just so I can see through it.
Also the bow seems to be really from heavy. It has a cheap walmart looking stab on it and I tried shooting with it off and it still felt very front heavy.
Just wondering if it should fell like that or if it should be balanced in my hand.
Get a top quality string and your peep issue of twisting will become a "non issue"....The G5 peep is nice and light but spendy. Do not get the 1/4 inch or it'll crush. I'd reccomend the 1/8 inch metapeep to start out with on 3D..It wont crush. You dont need a G5 peep either..the RAD's cost half the price of the G5's but are heavier so you'll lose 1-2 fps.. As far as a sight I'd do something with a dovetail so you can remove the sight quickly & easily. This way you can protect it & put it in a case...you dont wanna be banging around your sights, after all these are gonna be precision instruments, so keep them protected...Also I'd recommend .010 pins...nothing comes close to a nice precise .010 pin sight hovering over your intended 3D target.
The more you shoot the more you'll prob migrate towards more weight on the end of your stab as well as getting a longer stab..advaced hunter class in 3D says a stab should be 12 inches or less. Might as well use it (the length) if they allow it. If your like me you'll prefer something thats gonna make your bow tilt/lean forward a sec or two after the arrow leaves the bow. Weight in a target bow is your friend. Its more forgiving in wind, accidental torque, or microscopic movement caused by the shooter. All you need to do is condition your holding arm for the extra weight. Make it a gradual increase as well.
I recently converted my 101 from my hunting bow to now be my full time 3D bow.....last weekend I spent both days using a little trial and error to refine my setup. My old setup on it (hunting) had a 3/16 peep with a larger hunting sight/sight housing and and 8.5 inch 14oz B-stinger..I shot pretty decent but didn't nail nearly the amount of X's I wanted to..My main problem was the peep..it was way too big, I was constantly trying to center my sight housing within the ring of my peep so I was getting the same line of sight on every shot. The next day (sunday) I put in a 1/8 inch peep and I literally doubled my X count. My sight picture was significantly reduced and it framed my sight housing perfectly (micro 1.75" housing). No light or gaps around it. I may go to a smaller peep to see if I can shoot it even better. For me, getting a smaller peep for more consistant & precise sight alignment was an instant payoff...