I am going to be buying a bear grizzly Friday and was wondering what arrows I should get. I think I want carbon but I want them to look wooden. Any help would be appreciated. Weight of arrow and make and model
Boost - personally I would stick with carbon. The carbon express mid-priced shafts are great for the money. If you want wood grain gold tip traditionals are good but all that wood grain coating does is add weight to the shaft - personally if I'm adding weight I'd rather be adding it to the tip.
I agree with Matt, if this is your first recurve go a bit lighter in the draw weight category at least down to 40 or 45#s tops. and work on your form. If you can, buy a "take-down" that way when you want to go up in draw weight you only have to buy another set of limbs that fit the riser and not a whole new bow.
Assuming you will indeed go through with the purchase of a 50# Bear Grizzly, and that you have a "normal" draw length in the 27-29" range, I'd suggest you buy some 3555 Goldtip Traditional shafts in .006" straightness. They are usually 30" shafts uncut. Put some 4 or 5" feathers on them and some 125gr points. That should get you in the ballpark to start out and tune from there. Good luck.
I also think the Gold Tip Traditional wood grain is a good choice. At 50# you can make a 430-440 grain arrow with 125 grain tip which puts you in the 8.5 to 9.0 gpp range. So unless you want to go to 8 gpp, these are a good choice. If you want 8 gpp, then Matt brings up a good point about the shaft weight maybe being a tad too heavy for good FOC, but still a 100 grain point on those shafts will fly reasonably well.
I'll point out that although the recommended 3555 spine is probably correct, I use 5575 shafts on my 55# Sage. At my draw of 27.25", this is 53# and those 5575's at 28" length and 125 gn points are perfect for me. So, you could be on the border between 3555's and 5575's.
Welcome to the forum.
If you've been shooting your friends 50lb bow you are familiar with trad bows. If you have shot a 50lb bow a lot & it is comfortable, I think I'd get a 50# bow. I have a 1970 Grizzly & it's a dream to shoot.
If you want your arrows to look wooden why not just go with wood? It's a good choice & they will shoot well. There are a number of suppliers who offer wooden arrows. I like wooden arrows & they will fit that Grizzly really well.
A 50# bow & if you draw an actual 28" I'd suggest 50/55lb spine. If you call 3-Rivers archery they will be happy to suggest an arrow that would fit you.
Good luck, good shooting.