The 252 Scheme

20 May 2017

If you haven’t heard yet, our new Records Officer Darren is starting up a new 252 scheme for members.

What is it?

The 252 award scheme is designed to help you practice your shooting at different distances and have your achievements recognised. This is a scheme which is widely used throughout the country to not only help beginners, but for club archers looking to improve scoring and move up to the longer distances in a structured manner, which will ultimately improve your confidence and make you a better archer.

After 6 sighters, you shoot 3 dozen (36) arrows on a 122cm face at your chosen distance. The round can be shot at  20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 or 100 yds with the aim of scoring 252 or better (that’s recurve, alternative scores apply for other bow types). If you achieve the score twice you can claim a badge.

The rules?

  • Standard Archery GB rules apply
  • Shooting Imperial, five zone scoring on a 122cm target face.
  • Round must be scored on a specific 252 score sheet at the club.
  • Six sighters to be followed immediately by three dozen (36) scored arrows.
  • Awards must be claimed in sequence. You can’t for example claim a 30 yard until  you have a 20 yard.
  • Scores need to be achieved twice to qualify for the award.
  • Only 1 qualifying score per day will be permitted.
  • To make an award claim, two signed, dated and witnessed score sheets need to be submitted to the club’s Records Officer.

The distances

Distance Recurve Compound Longbow Barebow
20 yards 252 300 164 189
30 yards 252 300 164 189
40 yards 252 300 164 189
50 yards 252 300  164 189
60 yards 252 300 164  189
80 yards  252 290 126  164
100 yards  252 280 101  139

Score sheets

The specific score sheets will be made available in a folder in the hut, however you can also grab a copy to print off here. Completed rounds will then be placed in the completed folder or handed to Darren directly.