For brackgroung, I shoot a cheap Diamond Infinite Elite bow, and I would call myself amateur at best. But I can shoot it well and I had a clean pass through on a buck last season, so the name on the outside doesn’t really bother me. 2 weekends ago I’m shooting at 40 and 50 yards routinely hitting the 9 ring and feeling like I’m really dialed in for the season. I look down, and the tube to the peep sight has broken. I bring it in to Archery Country and for 2 dollars they put a new tube on, simple and cheap fix. I follow up by shooting it yesterday, and I’m now 3-4 inches low at 20 yards. I’m dead on at 10 and 15, and 30 and 40 seem a little low as well, but within my normal margin of error. I called up Archery Country and they said any time you change the peep, you have to resight it in. But they didn’t change the peep, just the tube to it. Talked to lots of seasoned archers and they all had a different idea, but nothing concrete. The most plausible idea I heard is that the new tube is tighter, hence it’s pulling/angling that peep downward, which makes sense to me. But would it change my point of impact at 20 yards by 3 inches? Why isn’t it affecting the longer distances as much? I’m taking it to another place tonight to see if anyone can give me answers.
Again, cheap bow and average shooter, maybe it’s just me and I’ve got the yips or something, but funny how I could be shooting that well a week ago, and now my confidence is so rattled I don’t trust going in the stand with it for fear I’d just wound something with a poor placed shot.