ANST - Drawing a Bow Whi
Chuck_Graves at mmacmail.jccbi.gov
Thu Aug 28 09:35:59 PDT 1997
>My opinion on the combat archery is that we should keep the standard
>draw distance for our measurements. And in particular, the rule
>against gleaming or borrowing another archer's arrows.
The rules state that "wooden shafted arrows" (and eventually any
fiberglass ones under consideration) cannot be gleaned--that means
reused. Inspections of wooden shafted arrows are good for one
The rules do not preclude "borrowing", which I take to mean using a
fallen comrade's arrows. The rules also allow for gleaning golf tube
arrows during a scenario with re-inspection between scenarios.
>I think it is all too easy for an archer used drawing say, a 30 inch
>arrow to draw a quickly picked up 28 inch arrow past the safe draw
>point. It is true that we don't have points on our combat arrows, but
>I think the danger in this out-wieghs the slight gain.
It is an interesting concern when you consider how difficult it is to
draw past the head of a combat arrow. The head tends to preclude such
an overdraw. The concern would certainly be valid for standard target
points, which can slide right past the bow rest. However, a 1 1/4"
head on a 5/16" shaft is a much different animal.
By the way, the rules state that the maximum length of a combat arrow
shaft is 28". Since we have been discussing overdrawing of late, can
someone tell me if the rules have changed to allow longer shaft
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