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BareBow Archery

A form of Recurve Archery, which uses the same basic "modern" bow, however the level of assistance with aiming and stablisation is very limited, if not done away with completely. It looks like a barebow archer is using a plain recurve bow without a sight, clicker or stablisers, however the bow is adapted in cirtain allowable ways, with weights etc.


Barebow archers often use a sight picture which includes the target, the bow, the hand, the arrow shaft and the arrow tip, as seen at the same time by the archer. With a fixed "anchor point" (where the string is brought to, or close to, the face), and a fully extended bow arm, successive shots taken with the sight picture in the same position will fall on the same point. This allows the archer to adjust aim with successive shots in order to achieve accuracy.