By Mark V. Lonsdale
After decades of split-finger barebow instinctive and gap shooting with Black Widows, I’m now entering the arena of barebow competition with a Hoyt Xceed with Velos limbs. This is also my first experience with 3-under shooting.
The advantage of 3-under shooting is that the graduated tab can be used like an adjustable rear sight on a rifle or pistol. By string walking or “crawling” up and down the string the archer can establish a different hold point for each distance, while also aiding aiming by bringing the arrow higher and closer to eye level.
If the 3-under tab contributes to the “rear sight” then the arrow tip is the front sight. The arrow point can be held on the intended target of on the 6 o’clock position.