This page provides a list
of forms, fact sheets and other documents prepared by the Club or experienced members
which are considered useful to other members in getting the most from the sport.
They cover a range of topics including advice on improving skills, further
training, etiquette, equipment check lists, bow & arrow selection and
Unless stated otherwise,
all the documents are downloadable PDF files and their file sizes are given so
that users can decide whether or not to download them.
Rounds & Classifications (web page)
This web page presents a set of twelve tables prepared by the Records Officer
showing popular Imperial and Metric rounds, the arrows to be shot at each
distance and the points required to achieve the various classifications.
Individual Imperial and Metric tables are presented for Gents (incl boys) and
Ladies (incl girls) shooting compound, recurve or longbows. The tables can be
downloaded as PDF files (approx 75kb each) and are designed to fit an A4 page
Forum (website link)
This is a newly created archery forum where members can post messages, exchange
ideas, share anecdotes and jokes, give advice or discuss topics associated with
archery. To prevent abuse, contributors must first register (though may hide
under a pseudonym) and a moderator will monitor content. Go on, give it a try!
How far do you walk? (web
A table showing the minimum distances you walk when shooting various rounds!
Handicaps & Classifications explained (web
A detailed explanation of how handicaps are allocated and maintained by the
Records Officer for both indoor and outdoor shooting plus an introduction to the
GNAS Classifications scheme. Aimed at the beginner, but also a useful reminder
for old hands!
Nocks, Knots & Loops (300kb)
How to make tied nock points and 'D' loops for compound bows
(tied nocks applicable to all bows).
Easton Tuning Guide (517kb)
Everything you need to know about setting up and tuning recurve and compound
bows. Includes comprehensive section on arrows selection, components, assembly
Recurve Archers Reference Guide (801kb)
This comprehensive guide has sections on description of bows, their components
and accessories, selection of equipment, setting up, tuning and maintenance,
shooting techniques, training and problem solving. There is also a very handy
glossary of archery terms (ideal for the beginner) and a large bibliography of
reference material, including that available on the internet.
Longbow Reminder Sheet (292kb)
This document has two parts; a form for recording details about one's bow
settings, arrows, etc, and a two-page explanation of terms used giving lists of
options when selecting arrows and their components, etc. Although prepared for
the longbow archer, much would be of interest to recurve archers.
Archer Data Sheet (5kb)
A handy form for recording details and settings of equipment.
Sight Markings (4kb)
A handy form for recording sight markings for two bows at both imperial and
The Club's Constitution V9 including revisions agreed by Members at the 2018 AGM.
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material accessible from this page is primarily intended for Club
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