Scoped Bows by OutLaw666
Skyrim » Weapons
Added: 31/01/2014 - 01:34PM
Updated: 18/12/2014 - 08:00AM

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Uploaded by OutLaw666


Last updated at 8:00, 18 Dec 2014 Uploaded at 13:34, 31 Jan 2014

Play without crosshair they said
It will be fun they said

OutLaw666 proudly presents:
Scoped Bows
A Skyrim Mod for Archers

Scoped Bows featured in MMOxReview "Skyrim: Top 10 Weapons" (skip to: 2:14)

Review by Skytts.(9:09) * * * Showcase by Gruntlock.
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Review by Gopher.

Note: Some videos are showing outdated mod-versions. Many things have been improved or changed.

What it Does

This mod adds craftable Scoped versions of all Bows to the game and also replaces some unique bows.
Each Scoped Bow requires the corresponding vanilla original to be crafted. In other words:
This mod gives you the ability to upgrade every bow to a Scoped Bow.

You are getting
27 Scoped Bows in total. Each one of it has its own unique appearance and is made as lore-friendly as possible.
Each bow does 3-5 points more base damage than his vanilla counterpart.

These bows are designed for immersive first person archery without UI-Crosshair.

Complete List of Bows:

Dwarven Sniper
Dwarven Sniper (silver)
Dwarven Sniper (dark)
Daedric Wrath
Nordic Assault Bow [Dragonborn]
Dragonbone Bow - Scoped [Dawnguard]
Glass Bow - Scoped
Hunting Bow - Scoped
Noble Hunting Bow - Scoped
Iron Sight Bow
Orcish Bow - Scoped
Elven - Bow Scoped
Stalhrim Bow - Scoped [Dragonborn]
Ebony Bow - Scoped
Forsworn Bow - Scoped
Improved Wooden Bow
Nordhero Bow - Scoped
Falmer Bow - Scoped

unique (replacer)
Auriel's Bow [Dawnguard]
Glass Bow of the Stag Prince [Dragonborn]
Bound Bow
Dwarven Black Bow of Fate [Dragonborn]
Angi's Bow
Bow of the Hunt
Zephyr [Dawnguard]
Nightingale Bow
Firiniel's End

How it Works

There are at least 2 Sights attached to each bow.
One is used when aiming while standing, the other one is used when sneaking.
Some bows are having a third "extra reticle" which lines up when sneaking.

The scopes are pointing precisely into the screen center where the overlaying UI-crosshair would be. That way you can aim with the weapon itself, without using an overlaying crosshair, which increases the immersion factor significantly.

How To Get in Game

Crafting (craftables):
The craftable bows can be crafted at any Forge. (respective smithing perk required)
They are improvable and enchantable.

Finding/Obtaining (replacers):
The Dwarven Sniper Bow is craftable but can also be found on the top Platform of the Hall of Rumination in Blackreach.
All Unique Bows (replacers) can be found on their default vanilla location or are obtainable during their related quest.

Cheating (Console Command):
open the console with
help "name of the bow" it will show up with it's id (instead of "name of the bow" type its complete name accordingly to the list above)
player.additem xxxxxxxx 1 (instead of x type the numbers of the id - the 1 at the end stands for the number of bows that you will get)

Install - Notes

This mod adds and replaces a bunch of bows. There is nothing else under the hood.
-Scoped Bows is scriptfree.
-Scoped Bows can not break your game or saves.
-Scoped Bows can be installed and uninstalled at any time.
-Scoped Bows can be affected by other mods (look under "compatibility and issues") but it can not affect other mods.

1.)Download and install one main file
2.)OPTIONAL: Download and install Optionals if you like them
3.)Play and have Fun!

1.)Uninstall all Optional files if you have used any.
2.)Uninstall the Main file.
3.)Go to hell!

Load Order:
Doesn't matter. I would place it somewhere in the middle, in case other mods need to be at the top or bottom.

Upgrade Instruction:
Form id's have not been changed since version 1.3. Therefore a "clean save" is NOT required. Just uninstall the old version and install the new one. You will not lose any bows of previous versions.

Recommended Mods and ini Tweaks

For the best experience i recommend to use all suggested mods and ini tweaks below in combination.

->ABT - Arrows and Bolts Tweaks (50% faster arrows) Makes arrows faster and reduces the gravity for a higher range. (+other options) Highly Recommended!

->Immersive Hud Disable the crosshair for ranged weapons. (+other options/MCM) Highly Recommended!

->Simple Crosshair Choose "Oblivion Style Sneak Eye - No Crosshair" to move the sneak eye down between health and magicka bar. Highly Recommended!

If you want a higher Zoom, use: Better Eagle Eye and Steady Hand Redux (+other options/MCM)

If enchantment effects are distracting you, you can use: Enchantment Effect Replacer Download the "No Effect" File!

TWEAKS: (skyrim.ini) Highly Recommended! (backup your .ini file first)


For information about the ini-tweaks read the "ABT - Arrows and Bolts Tweaks" mod description. (link above) Ini-tweaks are also working without that mod.

Third-Party Addons and Patches

Scoped Bows Level Lists - Vanilla or SkyRe

Requiem - Scoped Bows Patch

Compatibility and Issues

This Mod should be Compatible with Everything that does Not change the 1stperson skeleton.
There are some mods which can disturb the scope/reticle calibration. In result the scopes may appear inaccurate or completely displaced, which makes them useless.

Interfering Mods:
Lower 1stperson weapons
Staffs 4 Lighting
Immersive First Person View
Use Skyrim - Enhanced Camera instead.
Predator Vision
The glass lenses may get black or opaque when activating predator vision
Some Edited Versions of XP32 Maximum Skeleton
Seems to be fixed with latest version. Uninstall if in doubt. Reinstall only for later customization (before using "showracemenu" command).

Known Issues:
only with some of the bows,- noticable if your character wears thick armor
The glass lenses are fogging up (getting opaque) if you're sneaking while wearing something with Boethiah's Mail enchantment.
Some Bows are causing problems with Dynamic Depth Of Field. The focus will jump between scope and target.
I recommend to disable DDOF for gameplay.

If you find more incompatible mods or Issues please let me know.


You have permission to create Patches, Translations and Addon's to share them here on the nexus, without asking.

You have permission to integrate the bows into your own (compilation/playerhome/overhaul) mod as long as you properly credit me.

I do NOT give permission to improve the bows or to reupload them in a further modified way.

This Mod is NOT a resource pack! Do NOT use my meshes or textures without my explicit permission.

I want to say Thanks to:
-skysan4298 for letting me use his refraction technique, -7hr08ik for helping me in many ways, -everyone who helped me with testing and feedback, -The Nexus community, all the modders and all the users, especially to everyone who motivated me over all that time with nice comments and endorsements. Without your support this mod would not exist!

Endorsements, comments, pictures and videos are always appreciated!