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Kisser Button or Peep Sight?

Ok yall one more question for the new setup? Ive heard a few good things about both. So I would like to know what you prefer Kisser Button? or Peep Sight ? Or both? I know you can use your nose as a kisser button. But I am trying to decide one last thing for my set up this season. So any advice on the matter would be very apperciated. Thanks again for all the good advice I have gotten in the past And I am looking foward to sharing some hunts this season !!! Thumbs up

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Kisser Button or Peep Sight?

I prefer a peep, only, that is large enough to get a site picture of the ring around the site pins and set my draw hand to the same place at each draw. The less stuff on the string. The better I like it.

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Kisser Button or Peep Sight?

I second that. I've never used a kisser button and really see no need to as long as you anchor the same way on every shot. I usually hook my thumb on my neck and anchor my index finger nuckle right behind my ear which puts my string right next to my check bone. That's just me though. You'll need to find what's comfortable and natural for you.
The peep sight is definitely a useful tool. Helps get everything lined up properly. Make sure you find one that allows enough light during low light times.
Good Luck! Can't wait to start the fireplace and kick back and talk huntin' stories with ya. Thumbs up

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Not to disagree

Really, there is no one answer or a right answer....it depends on what you feel comfortable with and can shoot well with.

My preference is no peep sight and a kisser button. I didn't shoot with a kisser button but my anchor point put my pins at the bottom of my sight so I went with the kisser button.

I use the kisser button and finger placement to consistently anchor which is the key no matter how you do it.

The same thing could happen with a kisser button, but I saw a hunting show and the hunter drew on a really nice buck. He held and then let down. I thought the buck didn't present a shot, but he actually drew only to find his peep sight was missing.

This doesn't mean that a peep sight is bad, instead it only means keep things as simple as possible and then you have less that can go wrong.

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Kisser Button or Peep Sight?

I also use just a kisser button and actually for many year sI used nothing at all. I was taught to feel my anchor by hand / jaw alignment. I only added the kisser button becuase it helped to align the bow when you are in contorted positions like you encounter in a treestand while bowhunting. Takes alot of the seriousness of the old "bend at the waist rule" out of the equation.

I personally cant stand a peep sight, it steals light and blocks my view of the hunt. While I know some guys that flat out cant shoot without one, most can be taught to shoot just as well and gain valuable hunting minutes at low light. Kisser in the side of the mouth, stirng on the nose second joint of the thumb locked under my jaw, deadly accurate.

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Kisser Button or Peep Sight?

I'll agree with the kisser being the solution to low light conditions. Maybe try them both, not at the same time, and see which works best for you. Neither one of them are that expensive and fairly easy to set up.

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Kisser Button or Peep Sight?

I have to agree with Hatracked and CVC.
24 years ago I started bow hunting with a peep but a friend of mine convinced me to try only the kisser button only method and I haven't looked back. I think it was one of the better things I ever did as far as shooting goes. I have been hunting with a kisser button only setup for the last 20 years.
shooting a bow is like a golf swing or a shooting a free throw it is all in the form and repeating the same motions each shot.

It comes down to what you feel comfortable using to make a clean humane shot.

Dang after reading my post I just discovered that I am getting old......

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Kisser Button or Peep Sight?

I use Peep and Kisser.

More anchor points for consistency.

My kisser sets right on top of my string loop and hits the corner of my mouth.

IMy eye is looking through my drilled out peep

and the bow string is hitting the center of my nose.

My hand is set under my jaw.

If it is late and I cannot see through my peep good, I can roll my eye over a little bit and shoot without the peep.

The kisser and string still keep me in line

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Kisser Button or Peep Sight?

Use both! The kisser is for consistent draw length and the peep is for...umm...aiming!

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Kisser Button or Peep Sight?

I used to use both a kisser and peep, but had the low light condition problem, now I use a kisser and a hind sight, my grouping are better, and have no low light problems. The only problem that I see with the hind sight is that it is so much closer to the pins that the bow is alot less forgiving.

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