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Equipment

Archery, like many sports, has a huge variety of equipment options to choose from. These become more complicated as you then look at equipment rules for competition with many associations using different rules.
Hopefully we can make things easy for you.
If you have any dispute or questions regarding what equipment you can use at the club please contact the club president for a ruling.

Olympic Recurve
The type of gear used at the Olympic games is the Recurve bow with sights.
Description is here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recurve_bow

If you decide to enter State, National and International competition then the following gear is not legal
Magnified scope
Release aid
Peep Sight

Compound Bow
Popular for competition archery, hunting and recreational use and in most Australian competitions the most popular division.
Description is here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compound_bow

Rules at organisations vary greatly with compound.

  Club Archery Australia Events 3DAAA Events World Archery Events ABA Events
Over 60lb Draw Weight
Camo Equipment
Camo Clothing
Barebow (Unsghted)
Sight Lights
Hunting Sights
Arrows over 9.3mm diametre (except one indoor round)
Crossbow
Broadheads on Arrows

Longbow
Popular with those that want a more traditional form of archery.
Description of the equipment
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longbow

Longbow Rules Club Archery Australia Events 3DAAA Events World Archery Events ABA Events
Wood Arrows
Camo Clothing
Alluminium Arrows
Carbon Arrows
Sights
Arrows over 9.3mm diametre (except one indoor round)
Target and Indoor Events
Broadheads on Arrows