Bear Kodiak Recurve??

Discussion in 'Archery Equipment' started by taxidervin, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. taxidervin

    taxidervin Spike

    Sep 20, 2002
    I have a 50lb recurve, just got it. What kind of arrows should I be using? This is all new to me. Alum? Carbon? weight? size? Broadheads you recommend??
  2. BR1

    BR1 8 pointer

    Apr 8, 2012
    I use aluminum arrows myself. You can use wood shafts and I've seen people shooting carbon shafts. I'm shooting a 2216 aluminum arrow but could use anything from a 1916 on up to the 2216. Wood shafts would need to be 11/32" or 23/64" spine weights. The carbons would need to be a 500 spine. That's my take on it anyway, there'll be others that may have a different view.
  3. Storkfish1

    Storkfish1 6 pointer

    Dec 18, 2010
    Visalia, KY
  4. randy grider

    randy grider 12 pointer

    Mar 15, 2006
    Burgin, KY
    I use 35/55 goldtips, full length, with a 100 grain brass insert, and 125 gr points, it will take that weight, and length to weaken the spine enough for good arrow flight at a 28" draw. Unless you are drawing 32", I can gurrantee the 55/75 are way too stiff,as are the 2216 aluminums,and 23/64 wood, bareshafting will prove this. You have to go a lot lighter spine with traditional bows, even centershot recurves. That "snap" on release is just not there like it is with a compound. Also that additional weight on the head gets you to around 500 grain,(recomended 10 grains arrow weight per # of draw weight) and will help tremendously with penetration. Bareshaft test shafts, that will tell the truth.
  5. randy grider

    randy grider 12 pointer

    Mar 15, 2006
    Burgin, KY
  6. ksp771

    ksp771 10 pointer

    Contact Bear Archery directly they will tell you what you need for your recurve.

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