On 6/20/05, akiba79 <akiba79@...
>> I am new to archery and was wondering to be legal in the SCA....are
>> bows allowed arrow rest? I am speaking of an all wooden bow where the
>> rest is made with the bow of the same wood.
In general spring type rests are not permitted. Any rest with an
adjustable pressure plate is also a no-no. A brush style rest and the
simple plastic rests that almost any archery store sells are allowable
under most kingdom's rules. Also permitted is what you describe. When
the handle or riser area of the bow is cut in to accept the arrow, this
is called a shelf. Shooting off the shelf is permitted. You can also add
things to the shelf and still be within the rules. Examples that are
permitted include leather, a brush of some sort or even several rows of
trimmed feathers (so that the barbs will lay down in the direction of
the arrows travel).