Northern Ireland Field
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BOW STYLES
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If you are new to the world of IFAA Archery the first thing to determine is which bow style group you fit into. The styles are not so different between NIFAA or FITA but there are some differences. There are other shooting organisations out there with strange bow groups and they can be accommodated providing they are personally affiliated to the IFAA.

The first step is to look down the chart for the style you intend to shoot. The letter codes (Eg: FSR, or BU) refer to your chosen bow style.

Then go down to the large chart and make sure that you have everything on the list and none of the components not listed for your style.

If you are not sure what group you fit into simply ask an experienced archer and he will keep you right. At equipment inspection donít panic if your kit does not correspond to the groups listed, the Inspector will advise you and help you fit into a group where you feel happiest in accordance with the IFAA Rules. There are no technical problems that canít be sorted in a few minutes.

There is a booklet in PDF form which will
give you more assistance and can be
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BOW STYLES
BOW STYLES IN IFAA Adopted by NIFAA
Please note the NIFAA do not endorse or repudiate any product (Component) shown here they simply represent a generic example of the type commonly in use, for educational purposes.
Allowed but not seen as standard
Either /or not both
Level and clicker not
above the arrow.
  COMPONENT   ↓               STYLE  → BBC FSC FU BHC BL BU BBR BHR FSR LB HB
Arrow speed 300 FPS MAX for all styles
12" STABILISER Max 305mm
   
12" 305mm OR LONGER STABILISER
           
SLIDING SIGHT
               
SCOPE
               
LEVEL
           
CLICKER
           
2-3 PIN SIGHT
               
4-5 PIN SIGHT
           
ARROW REST
   
PEEP SIGHT
           
KISSER BUTTON
           
FIXED NOCK LOCATORS
RELEASE AID
                 
TAB OR GLOVE
STRING SILENCER
 
PLASTIC VANES
   
FEATHER VANES
STRING WALK
           
INDEX FINGER TOUCHING ARROW
   
MEDITERRANEAN LOOSE
ALUMINIUM OR CARBON ARROWS
   
WOODEN ARROWS
               
Allowed but not seen as standard
Either /or not both
Level and clicker not
above the arrow.

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