the 252 challenge

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Have you ever lined up for a tournament and looked around at the other Archers and felt a little intimidated? Or wondered whether you can now shoot longer distances accurately?

 

Well the 252 scheme is for you! It’s designed to help you practice your shooting at different distances.

  • You get 6 sighter arrows

  • You shoot 3 dozen arrows (36 arrows in total) on a 122cm face at your chosen distance.

  • You score the round using the 5 zone scoring method (so 9 for a gold, 7 for a red etc)

The aim of the round is to get a score of 252 or better (there are adjusted target scores for longbowmen and barebows – see table below) – keep in mind that the maximum score for 36 arrows when using 5 zone scoring is 324, so 252 is quite a challenge!

We all know that there is a large mental aspect to Archery, so if you can line up for a tournament knowing that you can score 252 at a chosen distance then you should be able to feel confident in your ability to shoot a good round regardless of how much experience you have.

The round can be shot at the following distances: - 

  • 20 yds, 30 yds, 40 yds, 50yds, 60 yds, 80yds & 100yds.

  • The three dozen arrows may be shot alone or as any consecutive three dozen arrows of a longer imperial round.

For each round that you get a score of 252 or better you can claim a badge that you can proudly display on your quiver. Badges cost £2.50 and can be claimed down at the club. Just ask one of the coaches.

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The table above gives you the adjusted scores you need for each discipline. Click below to see the Foresters Scores 

LEICESTER ANCIENT
ORDER OF FORESTERS
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