The image shows a bow hunter using Latitude Outdoors Saddle while shooting a mathews bow with ARD bow sight.

ARD: A Peep Sight Alternative


A peep sight is used to ensure you that you are as accurate when shooting a bow. When a peep sight is used correctly, achieving the same anchor point shot after shot is fairly easy. When a peep sight is out of rotation, when an archer's vision is getting bad, or when shooting in low light conditions, a peep sight can be a problem. Of course if a bowhunter’s vision isn’t extremely good and they are bowhunting in low light conditions, the odds of something going wrong are extremely high. Many older bowhunters and even young people who struggle with vision problems struggle with peep sights. What do most of these bowhunters do when they start to struggle seeing through their peep sight? They keep struggling. Most bowhunters who have always used a peep sight continue to use one even when they can hardly see while using one. “I am amazed at how many bowhunters I speak to that have peep sight problems but because they have always used a peep sight, it is what they are comfortable with. They stick with it even when their shooting goes downhill due to the peep sight they are using,” Tim Zelenka, the Co-Owner of Adjustable Red Dot, said.


For many bowhunters, the peep sight is the Achilles heel of their bow rig. How many bowhunters have missed a buck completely when bowhunting because they couldn’t see through their bow sight at the moment of truth? How many bowhunters have come to full draw when trying to get a shot off at a buck or a bull of a lifetime, only to find out that their peep sight is slightly out of alignment? How many bowhunters, young and old, have missed when shooting at an animal, a target in the backyard, or at an archery tournament because something went wrong with their peep sight?


How do you fix the peep sight problem? Use an ARD sight system. Red dot sights have been around in the gun industry for a long time. Red dot sights have been used by a select few bowhunters over the years, but the Adjustable Red Dot system is unique. The mounting bracket is designed to work in unison with red dot sights so the red dot inside the scope is always visible, as long as the shooter is looking through the scope properly. If an archer is at full draw and looking through the scope and the red dot disappears, the bow is slightly torqued. If the archer is anchoring the bow properly and the bow and the scope are properly aligned with the target down range, the red dot can be seen and an accurate shot will be executed. It is important to note the red dot is only seen inside the scope, the scope doesn’t project a red dot onto a target.


With the Adjustable Red Dot sight system, hunters can aim the red dot and shoot. A peep sight and kisser button are not needed. If an archer can see the red dot, they are ready to shoot. If they can’t see the red dot, the bow is being torqued. It is that simple. Best of all, with the adjustable mount, archers can adjust their system for yardage so they are always dead on.


As bowhunters age, it gets harder to see through a peep sight. The ARD is the answer to this problem. The red dot is always bright and easy to see.  It aligns with the target, regardless if it is first thing in the morning and the sun is just coming up or late in the evening and the sun is dipping below the horizon. The ARD is the perfect setup for all conditions.



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