Ask Me Anything: 7 Answers to Your Questions About Indoor Archery

Indoor archery target
Indoor Archery

Familiar with archery? Archery is an outdoor event most of the time but today in this modern era, it is preferred indoors. It is a very well known form of archery and today in this question-answer blog post I will answer 7 most asked questions about indoor archery.

1) What is indoor archery?

It is a shooting that is based on a type of indoor game. Archery Sports can be played indoors as well.

Indoor archery is nothing but a type of archery that is playable indoor rather than outside fields like hunting or outdoor competitions. It doesn’t need any type of complex equipment and targets are mostly under 20 yards.

For beginners, it is preferable to build skills practising indoor shooting rather than jumping towards hunting or outdoor shooting.

2) How do you score indoor archery?

Scoring indoor archery depends upon various formats like national field archery association, USA archery or Lancaster archery classic.
It is not that hard and fast rule to score in these formats. Generally, points can vary according to different formats, but the results will be the same.

Key to score indoor archery

 Middle circle for more points and out ones will give you fewer points.

3) What is the difference between field and target archery?

Field archery is nothing but playing archery in the outside environment. Hunting is a type of field archery which is a kind of outdoor activity.

Target archery is nothing but shooting targets whether indoor or outdoor. It is a versatile format of archery which is great for beginners to improve skills.

4) How long is an indoor archery range?

It ranges from 18 to 25 metres and varies with different formats. Instead of outer archery, which ranges from 30 to 70 metres.

5) How are the NFAA blue indoor targets scored?

NFAA has a middle white circle with blue rings. If you hit arrows in a white circle, it will score you 5 points and other rings will score 4, 3, 2, and 1 points.

6) What is the difference between an end and a round in archery?

Let’s talk about around in archery. Generally, around indicates the total amount of arrows you shoot during an archery event. Different formats have a different amount of arrows to shoot in a single round.

Whereas, an end is nothing but the number of arrows you will shoot from quiver before removing them from the target.

7) Can I shoot my bow in my backyard?

May or may not be.


Backyard shooting requires various laws depending upon the area you choose for shooting. It is very risky to shoot in your backyard but you can shoot if you are living in rural areas where neighbours or people around your backyard archery range are less.

Read this detailed article on backyard archery.

These were some most asked questions about indoor archery and if you have different queries about indoor archery then feel free to comment or send me an email. I will try my best to solve your doubts and it helps me to interact with my audience. 

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