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The Hungarian bow is a symmetric, composite and recurve bow. It was invented in Central Asia.
It improved on the Hun bow by lengthening its lower part until both halves were of equal size. This symmetry increased both its range and accuracy. If the archer was using the Hungarian bow while mounted, he or she needed to stand up in the saddle, an action that was impossible until the invention of the stirrup. See also composite bow.
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