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What are archery target rings called?

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The rings on an archery target are called scoring rings. Standard archery boards feature a face of 10 evenly spaced scoring rings. The rings carry values of one through 10 points, with five colors representing two rings each.

The smallest rings in the center of the target are gold, featuring values of 10 and nine points. Extending outward and increasing in size are a red ring for eight or seven points, a blue ring for six and five points, a black ring for four and three points, and a white ring for two points and one point. An arrow resting on the border of two rings is known as a line breaker or line cutter, and it is always awarded the higher of the two values.


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