Cost me a shot, at the best bull of my life. The peep would not turn. Dam screws in it were loose. I tried like crazy to get that dam thing to turn. With the set up, instinctive back up was impossible......
Now have a loop and never had a problem for the last 10 years..................
The string loop will also pull the peep into correct alignment as you draw, without the need for rubber tubing, because it is tight on the string and is pulled tight again with each draw, which assures you that it won't have vibrated loose, like screws can do.
I have read that a bit of string wax on the loop as it's installed will help even more in it's "grip" on the serving, but I can't attest to that myself, as I've found the loop to have enough grip without it to do the job very well.
If the loop ever does get accidentally twisted out of position, it can simply be twisted back into position in a couple seconds without tools and with little movement.
They are extremely durable, but if one should ever fail in the field, it can be replaced without tools or any expertise other than being able to tie a simple knot, if you have one already prepared and shot in with you. And keeping that spare is extremely easy, since it takes up hardly any space and is feather light.
Even the shortest practical loops can be replaced in the field this way. If you can tie your own bootlaces, you're more than qualified.
Good to have one already prepared and shot in with you, because if you don't and replacement should be needed (rare, but it could happen, and you probably know about Murphy's Law), you'll need to trim the new one to length after installation and burn the ends, which could be problematic in weather, plus there will be some strecthing as the new loop is shot in for a few shots. It can also be done in the field, but it's worth the bother to be prepared with a replacement ahead of time, IMO.
The string loop is lghter on the string as well, helping performance slightly, and eliminating the risk of equipment damage or minor personal injury from impact with the heavier metal loop.
The string loop is also the least expensive (nice when the best solution happens to be the cheapest). A foot of the loop material is avaible at your archery shop for about the same price or less than the cheapest metal loops, and is enough for three string loops.
You can also adjust your draw to best fit yourself by replacing your loop with one slightly longer. This is a less efficient permanent solution to the draw being a poor fit, but is an economical way to adjust it to determine if you would be better fit with a slightly longer draw length bow or cam.
Some of the above reasons will also apply to my choice of the loop that I can tie in myself, as opposed to the served-in ones that would probably need a trip to at least camp, or for most of us, to an archery shop to replace if needed.
You still use the string loop, but install a "speed-noc" (Sorry, not sure about the name) It's a nock with a little tab on the back that your arrow nock aligns. They claim it weights the same as a metal crimp on nock set.
I switched to one when I put on a new string on my old bow 2 years ago and it works great. Not noisy like the metal loops. Didn't need it with the new string, but just a "peace of mind" thing.
My bow I got back in November has a factory string and it is a "must have" on that stupid string!
Would have switched out the string already but I don't have a press that I can press the new bow with.
Hunting 555 tell me more about this device. How much and where can I find one? I think I have the issue resolved but I'm a bit spooked that it will return at the worst time.
All the pictures show it with the "nock set" on top with the tab pointing down, like most normal nock set you see.
I do mine just the opposite. I put the "nock set" on the bottom and point the tab up. The string loop knot keeps the arrow from sliding up the string.
Reason I do this is because if you look at the arrow/string relation at full draw, my way the string is straight up and down thru the nock. The conventional way the string is angled thru the nock. Don't know why, but that's the way it is. Someone pointed it out in a forum and I noticed it was true.
Truthfully, it probably doesn't matter, but I picky like that.
I attached a link to one on Sportsmans Guide's website.
I can't wait to be able to afford a press so I can put a new string and cables on mine.
Watched my son shooting my old bow last night and that peep comes straight back and never twists even the slightest amount!