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    • OldbowKY
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      After many – MANY years of split finger shooting I am going to try 3 under this spring for several months.

      What are the pros and cons of shooting 3 under with a standard tiller bow ?

      The advantage of a tillered for 3 under? Is it necessary?

    • Troy Breeding
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      If you shoot gap method then three under reduces the sight picture gap.

      The con to shooting three under is you will have more of a tendency to torque the string with the third finger.

      As for the bow tiller? It really doesn’t matter.

      Troy

    • Stephen Graf
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      I’ve gone the other way, again… I shot split fingers first and did it that way for 20 years (compound shooting). When I made the move to traditional gear 7 years ago I changed to 3 under and liked it. But now I’ve moved back to split for the following reasons:

      1. It seems that split finger shooting isn’t as hard on the ring finger as 3 under. I had a bad case of “jersey finger” and shooting split doesn’t hurt as much.

      2. It seems the bow shoots more quietly with split fingers

      3. It seems the serving and nock set don’t wear so much on the string shooting split fingers.

      Jury’s still out on whether I can shoot as accurately with split fingers. But all the best shots do it that way… Besides, now I can lean way over backwards and shoot the bow upside down. Which really is the most important consideration, in the long run.

    • Clay Hayes
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      Steve Graf wrote: Besides, now I can lean way over backwards and shoot the bow upside down. Which really is the most important consideration, in the long run.

      😆

      I shoot 3 under because it gets the arrow close under my eye which causes my point on to be about 30 yards. I’ve never noticed additional torque.

      With modern glass bows, I don’t think tiller would matter much, but I shoot selfbows so I don’t have a lot of experience there.

    • wahoo
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      I went to 3 under myself and believe I am shooting better. I think I get a better release and it is closer to me eye and besides that just feels good. ( sorry Clay – I just luv that line )

    • OldbowKY
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      Thanks Mates, I was mainly thinking about the tiller on a new bow I have ordered.

      I am sure 3under will help my shooting.

    • RalphRalph
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      Some people say they raise their knock set a bit when they convert to 3 under but my bows shoot the same. I agree that the tiller in not a problem. Could be for me that I have never put much pressure on 3rd finger anyway so no problem there. I swapped a few months ago and I’m shooting better. Good luck, good shootin’:lol:

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