Long Bow

Below are details of the Long bow style used in Field Archery.

Longbow

 

 

 

The bow must be of wood only (although partial bamboo construction is permitted), straight limbed and of “D” section with nocks of self nature or made of horn and must be free of stabilisers, sights, arrow-rests or cut-aways for the arrow to rest on. No form of arrow-rest
may be attached to the side of the bow.

No fibreglass, carbon or similar synthetic fibre is permitted in the construction of the bow.

The bowstring may be of different colours as long as the coloured strands run continuously
and evenly throughout the string’s length, but the centre serving must be of one colour. One
nocking position is permitted (which may be indicated by nocking points both above and below
the arrow).

Brush buttons and silencers are permitted but no other knots or attachments (in addition to the
sting serving) that could be used for sighting or location purposes are allowed. No additional
vibration dampeners are allowed on the handle section or limbs of the bow.

One anchor point must be maintained throughout the shoot. The “Mediterranean” loose only is
permitted. No draw-checks of any kind are permitted.
No external stabilisers are allowed.
One anchor point must be maintained throughout the shoot. The “Mediterranean” loose only is
permitted. No draw-checks of any kind are permitted.

No form of release aid is permitted.

No deliberate marks can be added to the bow that can be used for aiming.

Arrows shafts must be of wood, fletched with natural feather.

No archer may refer to any memoranda which could in any manner be a means of improving
his/her score.