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Old 11-13-2021, 09:27 PM   #1
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Scanning on YouTube it looks like a whole lot of archers shoot 3 under.

What is the most popular style on the TBH
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Old 11-13-2021, 09:39 PM   #2
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I shoot 3 under
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Old 11-13-2021, 09:49 PM   #3
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It’s really mixed around here with a slight lead probably going to 3 under. I tried split for a while but 3 under just works better for me partly because it allows me to use cock feather to nose as an anchor point. I draw with three but drop my ring finger off the string at anchor.
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Old 11-13-2021, 10:13 PM   #4
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I shoot 3 under after about a year of trying both ways but I would think split finger is most popular.

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Old 11-13-2021, 10:25 PM   #5
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Split before a Rod Jenkins weekend shooting class, three under after the class because that’s how he shoots. Three under puts the arrow closer to my rear sight right eye, and this has tightened my groups up.
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Old 11-13-2021, 10:27 PM   #6
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Split for me. I’m self taught and that’s just how I taught myself.
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Old 11-14-2021, 06:17 AM   #7
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Split for me. Iím self taught and thatís just how I taught myself.
Me too.

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Old 11-14-2021, 07:05 AM   #8
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I'm a splitter. Now that I have 3 bows tillered that way, I suppose I stick with it.
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Old 11-14-2021, 07:35 AM   #9
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Been shooting split for 60 years. Tried 3 under but just couldn't make it work for me.
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Old 11-14-2021, 08:03 AM   #10
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Split but prefer release
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Old 11-14-2021, 08:51 AM   #11
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Split for me. Thatís the way l learned a long time ago, and thatís what works for me. I e tried 3-under a couple different times over the years and it just wouldnít work for me.

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Old 11-14-2021, 08:59 AM   #12
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I can shoot either way but shooting split finger I shoot more consistently and get a better release than I do 3 under.
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Old 11-14-2021, 10:10 AM   #13
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Split for me!
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Old 11-14-2021, 03:01 PM   #14
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I’ve been practicing something I call “ don’t think just shoot”.

If I don’t think about the shot, just pull back, look and let it fly, it usually goes where I want it to, or very close. If I think about my grip, my anchor point, the bird flying above me or anything else, it will miss the mark.

I would think 3 under would be more of an aiming style will cause me to think about it so much I might as well attach a sight pin
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Old 11-14-2021, 03:44 PM   #15
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Both, but primarily 3 under.

Like other, I shot split for many years, and had a hard time getting in the groove with 3 under.

I finally forced myself to learn 3 under. Once I did, it became just as natural to me as split finger, and I can now do both equally well. I only use split for when shooting long/longer distances.

Due to how I loose/release/drop the string, I do not have to tune the bow any different from one to the other. Comes in handy sometimes.

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Old 11-14-2021, 03:52 PM   #16
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Split for me. I can't keep the arrow on the shelf shooting 3 under.

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Old 11-14-2021, 04:31 PM   #17
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Three under. For whatever reason, I can visualize the shot much easier that way vs. split.
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Old 11-23-2021, 05:41 PM   #18
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3 under for me. Can't keep the arrow on the shelf with split. Can't hardly draw a bow with split.
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Old 11-23-2021, 06:33 PM   #19
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Curious, with split finder my anchor point is my middle finger in the corner of my mouth, where upper and bottom lips meet. Do all split fingers anchor like this? How does 3 under anchor?
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Old 11-23-2021, 06:56 PM   #20
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3 under for me.

It really doesn’t matter though. Do what works best and is comfortable for you.
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Old 11-24-2021, 11:24 PM   #21
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My partner in the land we bought has wanted to kill a deer with a stick bow for years. I took him to Bob's and he found a bow he liked. He always shot a compound split so learned to shoot his stick that way. He missed 3 and hit two in high almost misses last year. I showed him how to shoot 3 under this year and he shot the first one he saw. For some people, three under is just how they need to shoot and Joe was one of them. He's stuck on stick bows now.
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Old 11-24-2021, 11:45 PM   #22
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Congratulations Joe!

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