Nite Hawk Archery
Evaluations from Leading
"Sometimes we just accept what is given us, because
that is the way it has always been.
Then someone comes up with a new idea that is worth
The Nite Hawk Peep is definitely worth trying,"
from the NFAA's, "Archery Mag."
-Until I read Ken Johnson's article on diffracted
light in the May / June issue of," Archery," all
I knew was at dawn or dusk, field shooting or
hunting, there wasn't enough light passing
through my peep sight. I knew enlarging th
peep wasn't the answer. It might bring in more
light, but it led to inconsistent shooting. By
controlling diffracted light, the
Nite Hawk Peep has solved this problem.
To get a clearer understanding of how the Nite
Hawk Peep works let's first review what
diffracted light is and how it effects a normal
The easiest way to understand diffracted light is
to hold the edge of a piece of paper close to
your eye. Look at the edge. The fuzziness you
see is light being diffracted. The light passing
near the edge of the paper is bent toward the
edge. The edge appears fuzzy. This occurs in
normal peeps, making the edge of the peep hole
appear fuzzy. Also, since the peep hole is
surrounded by diffracted light , you never
see the actual peep hole. Instead, you see a
hole created by diffracted light.
If you look through a normal peep in bright
light, the hole appears large. In dim light the
same hole will appear
smaller. This is because light intensity has
significant effect on diffraction. Remember, you
are looking through a hole created by diffracted
light. Therefore diffraction combined with light
intensity determines the size and shape of the
When shooting outside in varying light
conditions, the shape of the peep hole will vary.
This causes us to misalign our sights. What we
experienced was, when the light was more
intense to the right of the peep hole, the effect
of the diffraction was less on the right side of
the hole. Therefore, the center of the hole
moved to the right.
Just a little change would cause the majority of
the archers to misalign their sights and make a
poor shot. The diffraction reduced their
The Nite Hawk Peep does not have a round
hole. Instead it is made of four slots. These
slots are shaped so all the diffraction must
occur within the slots. The slots surround the
center of the peep and create a square hole
that is free of diffraction. The Nite Hawk Peep
is the only peep on the market today that
eliminates diffracted light from its peep hole.
That is what makes it so accurate.
Most archers adapt to the Nite Hawk Peep
quickly. Other may have to shoot 50 arrows or
more before they become comfortable. At first
you will find yourself looking at the peep. You
want to look through the peep. Once your eye
becomes adapted to looking through the
square hole, it will automatically center on the
In bright light you will see a cross, in dim light
you will see a square. Simply center your front
pin inside the square formed by the four
corners of the slots. This square always
remains the same because it is free of
Sometimes we just except what is given us,
because that's the way it has always been.
Then someone comes up with a new idea worth
trying. The Nite Hawk Peep is definitely worth
by Norb Mallaney
Product Evaluation From PETERSEN'S BOWHUNTING
"Archers who feel they have reached their shooting peak should look through the Nite
Hawk Peep Sight. The Nite Hawk was designed to eliminate diffraction and distortion
from its aperture. The center of a round-hole peep is affected by changes in the light's
direction or intensity. The Nite Hawk controls the diffraction, making the aim point
constant for consistant aiming."