Please find below a handy summary of the rules governing all hand-bow styles.

(Ref. NFAS Rule Book 2014 edition.)

NFAS Style Rules
AFB BB BH CL FS HT LB PV UL
One-piece bow, braced limbs curve in one direction, oval to rectangular limbs        
Bow of wood only, D or oval section, braced limbs curve in one direction, wood/ horn limb nocks, hand grip not shaped        
Bow incl. limb nocks of natural materials only (glues, finishes and string excepted)        
Recurve bow          
Compound bow            
Brush button allowed  
Silencers allowed  
Sight allowed            
Multi pin sight (up to 5 pins) only (non-adjustable unless equipment failure)            
Spirit level allowed              
Pinguard allowed            
AFB BB BH CL FS HT LB PV UL
Peep sight/ kisser button allowed (not both)            
Vibration damper allowed          
Mediterranean loose only        
Any hand loose allowed                
Index finger must touch the nock at full draw                
One anchor point only used throughout the shoot    
No face/ string walking              
No arrow-rest or arrow shelf allowed              
Arrow rest must not overdraw more than 2 inches behind throat of handgrip          
No draw-check allowed        
No draw-check allowed above manufacturer’s specification              
AFB BB BH CL FS HT LB PV UL
Single stabiliser allowed – any length                
Single stabiliser allowed – max length 12 inches/ 30cm                
Full stabiliser system allowed            
Release aid allowed                
Aiming marks allowed              
Wooden arrows only (natural feather fletching)          
Any arrow permitted        
Reference memoranda allowed