252 Awards

The 252 award scheme is designed to help practice shooting at different distances and have achievements recognised.

After 6 sighters, you shoot 3 dozen arrows on a 122cm face at your chosen distance. The round can be shot at 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 or 100 yds with the aim of scoring 252 or better (that’s recurve, alternative scores apply for other bow types). If you achieve a qualifying score twice you can claim a Lintman 252 badge. There is a different award badge for each distance.

This is an award scheme in use at many archery clubs in the UK and applies to all archers, irrespective of age, ability or bow type.

Members awards

The 252 award scheme participants progress is available by bowtype:

Recurve Awards  Barebow Awards  Compound Awards  Flight Bow Awards  Longbow Awards

Scheme Rules

  • Imperial, five-zone scoring (1,3,5,7,9) on a 122cm target face.
  • Six sighters to be followed immediately by three dozen scored arrows.
  • The three dozen arrows may be shot alone or as the first three dozen of a longer Imperial round.
  • Qualifying rounds must be shot at a Club target session or event (i.e. Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings or at a special event).
  • Scores need to be achieved twice to qualify for the award.
  • Awards must be shot and claimed in sequence. You can’t for example shoot a qualifying black award round until you have completed and claimed a white award.
  • Qualifying scores for a given distance for the same bow type must be shot on different days.
  • Qualifying scores for a given distance for different bow types may be shot on the same day.
  • To make an award claim two signed, verified and dated Lintman 252 Award score-sheets need to be submitted to the club’s Records Officer. These Award specific score-sheets are available in the main shed and to download for printing. Claims on scoring apps etc. will not be accepted for this award.
  • Only one award badge of each colour will be awarded per archer, regardless of bow type although achievement will be recorded on the website.
  • Flight bows (i.e. other bow types such as horse bows and flat bows) must achieve Longbow scores.
Distance Award Recurve Compound Longbow Barebow
20yds White 252 280 164 189
30yds Black 252 280 164 189
40yds Blue 252 280 164 189
50yds Red 252 280 164 189
60yds Bronze 252 280 164 189
80yds Silver 252 280 126 164
100yds Gold 252 280 101 139

252 Score Sheet