Ammunition

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Ammunition

Not explicitly granted to anybody, ammunition is a class of projectiles used in conjunction with other types of weapons.

Arrows

Includes bolts and any other similar items.
NOTE: Improperly constructed or maintained arrows can pose a serious safety hazard. Before building your fist arrows take the time to study an online construction tutorial or practice with an experienced player.

General

  1. May not be drawn beyond 28”.
  2. Fletching and nocks, if present, must be in good repair.
  3. Must be clearly labeled with their owner’s name.
    • Arrows without labels will never be allowed on the field.
    • Using arrows without labels can result in immediate suspension from the field.
  4. Broken or poorly mended arrows are not to be used.
  5. Like any other equipment arrows may only be used by their owner unless the owner grants specific permission for another player to use their arrows.
    • The owner of an arrow is responsible for the safety of the arrow even if fired by another player.
    • Special arrows may never be shared.
  6. Swinging at an arrow in flight is illegal.
    • Arrows may only be passively blocked by placing an object in the flight path.

Shafts

  1. May be fiberglass, aluminum, plastic, or graphite.
  2. Wood shaft are only allowed if covered in a minimum of 4 mils of plastic tape or equivalent.
  3. Shafts must have any real arrow head or tip removed.
  4. The tip of shafts must be built up to at least 0.5” in diameter in a solid manner such as:
    • Wrapping in duct tape and capping with a penny.
    • Affixing a washer into the shaft with a glued-in screw.
    • Other similar methods.

Heads

  1. Must be 2.5” in diameter.
  2. Front and side must be Strike-Legal.
  3. Must include a minimum of 2” of foam in front of the shaft of the arrow.
    • The 0.5” of foam immediately after the end of the shaft must be closed-cell.
    • Foam must be firm but compressible, and not able to deform around the arrow shaft on impact.
    • Very soft foams such as couch cushion do not count towards the required 2” minimum of foam.
  4. Heads should be checked regularly for degrading foam.
  5. Must have a cloth cover on the head.
    • Properly colored strips may be used in lieu of colored head covers to denote special arrow status.
    • Normal arrows may not be covered in any of the colors reserved for special arrows.
    • Reserved colors are: yellow, red, green, purple, and grey.
  6. Must strike point first to score a hit.
  7. Affects all targets struck while in motion.
  8. Hits from arrows are Armor Breaking.
  9. Hits from arrows are Weapon Destroying.

Siege Projectiles

See Siege Weapons for more information.

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