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Tubular Ammunition Inspection Standards

Every piece of ammunition must be checked for all standards. 

See the Ammunition Standards and Ammunition Construction Standards Sections for additional details. 

See Appendix B: Tubular Inspection Standards for suggestions on the process of inspecting ammunition. 

Label

The label must be printed (not hand written) with the owner’s name and Kingdom

The label must be in English, utilizing a legible/readable font. 

The label must be completely covered with clear packing tape.  No reinforced or strapping tape may be used to cover the label. 

If the combat archery ammunition is group-owned/labeled ammunition, an individual’s name as a point of contact for within the group must also be on the label. 

Fletching, Colors, Markings and Length

Only duct tape fletches are allowed.  They must be securely attached and can not project more than ½ inch from the shaft. 

Ammunition may not be more than 10% yellow.

NOTE: 6 inches of alternating red and green stripes are only for experimental weapons. 

All ammunition has a maximum length of 28 inches from the back of the head to the point where the string touches the back of the ammunition. 

Shaft

Must be the correct size, thickness, and material as specified in the Ammunition Standards Section.

100 PSI (PE3408, PE3608, PE3710) or 125 PSI (PE4710).

1 inch ID or 1¼ inch OD.

NOTE: Not every piece of tubing will have markings.  Any unmarked pieces must be consistent with the marked pieces. 

Maximum length is 28 inches.  There is no minimum length, but they must fly without tumbling. 

No slits or holes are permitted, but a ½ inch deep nock may be cut in the end. 

The tail must be round. 

The shaft must be open all the way to the back of the tip, so the tip is visible. 

Head

The head must be completely covered in Red duct tape. 

The head must be secure.  Gripping the head with one hand and the shaft with the other, the head should be gently pulled, twisted, and bent to the side. 

The foam padding on the tip must be firm enough that it cannot fit more than ½ inch into a 1 inch slot. 

If it can be determined, the padding on the tip must me at least ½ inch thick (but no more than 1¼ inches thick). 

The diameter of the head must be at least 1½ inches.  It must be round (no corners). 

Every tip must be visually checked (by looking down the shaft) to make sure it is a rubber stopper tip with a hole or a modified Baldar Blunt. 

Rubber stopper tips must have a side wrap.  (Modified Baldar blunt tips do not.) 

The top edge of the side wrap must be flush with the tip padding.

The ends of the side wrap must meet without a gap.   

The side wrap must be at least 1½ inches long.  (If the side wrap is more than 2¼ inches long, more information is needed to determine if there is too much tip padding on the tip.)