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Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow

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Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow
 
4.6

(based on 395 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (263)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (120)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to handle (326)
  • Accurate (323)
  • Easy to draw (281)
  • Good power output (242)
  • Durable (232)

Cons

  • Poor quality (11)
  • Firm draw (4)
  • Lacks power (3)
  • Loud (3)

Best Uses

  • Practice (345)
  • Hunting (298)
  • All weather (181)
  • Competition (79)
  • Good weather (56)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (239), Beginner (90), Expert archer (32), Competitive archer (31)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (261), Yes (49)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Want a "drop-jaw" experience?

Upon receiving the 45# Sage I visually inspected it. The limbs were excellent and the riser was ok, with only a couple draw backs – blocky looking and skimpy finish, this...Read complete review

Upon receiving the 45# Sage I visually inspected it. The limbs were excellent and the riser was ok, with only a couple draw backs – blocky looking and skimpy finish, this however is not a problem for me.
I assembled the bow and checked the brace height which was 7" - perfect, and the pockets were very tight. I then put a straight edge down along the pockets and found them to be spot on straight. I then checked the tiller and it showed -1/16" bottom tiller – excellent. I then grabbed a tiller stick that I had on hand and put it in drawing the bow about 18" and checked limb straightness – perfect, straight as an arrow, no sanding the sides of the limbs to get them straight. The riser is laminated with about 16 laminations – this makes the riser extremely strong – no worries about this riser ever breaking, bending or twisting. This should make it at least as strong as a magnesium riser and much stronger than a single piece of wood.
I knocked the string 1/2" and took a 2413, 2312, 2213 and a carbon 6075 – the carbon having vanes and not feathers. I set up a target and whoa – it shot all of them very well – this tells me that the deflex riser is very forgiving and this bow is going to be a breeze to tune. It has a nice smooth, progressive draw and is very quick with no objectionable noise – a distinct twang to it. Some puff balls in the string and now just a "swoosh". To say the least I was "drop jawed". "What a great shooting bow for only a few bucks" I noticed no fishtail or porpoise to the arrow flight with any of the aforementioned arrows with only a slight kick-out with the vanes. It is a real pleasure to watch an arrow fly off the riser straight and fly straight to the target, without developing any hebie-jebies along the way. I might note here that this 45# bow on my scales shows 45# at 28" and 54# at my 31 inch draw length.
Over the next 24 hours I had to twist the string several occasions to maintain the 7" brace height – after sitting for over 30 hours in a strung condition it has finally stopped stretching and it took 40 turns in the string...
The next day I decided to see what this bow could do – I mounted a front sight and took a mechanical release and used the 2413 with 4" feathers – no rear sight and I didn't bring a range of tip weights. With a 4-5 shots I adjusted the sight to be close to bulls-eye. From 20 yards this bow grouped 12 shots in a 5" circle with 4 shots in a 2.5" bulls-eye. Wow – with some bow tuning, arrow tuning and sight adjustment this thing is going to be a nail driver. As it sits with 5" group it is just about ready for hunting season – by the way, the 5" group is shooter error and not bow error. At full draw holding 54# only gives me a bout 2 seconds to find and get on bull – then I develop what some might consider the "DT's", I am only used to holding about 28# from my compound.
The next day I took the bow apart and took it to my shop and with a drum sander and also hand sanding I took all the hard edges out and smoothed them into gentle curves. With 4-5 coats of clear gloss Lacquer the bow looks like a bow costing much, much more.
I highly recommend this bow for all levels it is a very accurate, forgiving and fast bow. For the advanced/expert, which I consider myself to be – it will definitely put a smile on your face and leave you with the same "drop-jaw" amazement. For the intermediate, this bow will enhance your shooting fun and will definitely assist you in your progression. For the beginner, this bow is so forgiving that you will be shooting above your level, even if you know little about the tuning process and happen to be a little off.
I have owned 50-60 compound bows, 7-8 recurve bows, which are down the road, and this one is a keeper, because it shoots so well and is so fun to shoot. I have never hunted with a recurve because I didn't feel that any were accurate or fast enough – this year the Sage is going hunting.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Breaks Easily

WARNING. This is just a warning for high draw weight users.

These bows are not designed (in my experience, and the opinion of my bow shop) to be powerful...Read complete review

WARNING. This is just a warning for high draw weight users.

These bows are not designed (in my experience, and the opinion of my bow shop) to be powerful 55lbs and over bows. I've used the Sage for a few years now regularly, and while the light poundage versions are fine, the heavy ones are trouble.

My 60lb has fractured and split 3 limbs now, none from misuse or improper string / tuning, and my riser finally cracked when I pulled back with a new string.

Just a poor quality wood / design. Poor finish and weak fiberglass. These limbs are only held on the riser by a bolt, and with all that weight, they WILL crack at some point from regular use. Since these are not ILF limbs, it will eventually be impossible (and expensive) to find replacement limbs, as it has been for me.

I took it back to the retailer and they STOPPED selling this model (Sage), and are now only selling the lighter (white limbed) models that are 35lbs and under. I send the limbs back on warranty, and they sent me a cheap, scuffed up pair that were nothing like the originals, and seem a lot weaker.

I assume they got wise to the failings of these high poundage models and are now recalling them. You get what you pay for though.

If you want a cheap bow to play with for awhile, go for it, but if you want a serious tool to use and keep for years, I would highly suggest investing in something stronger.

I have not had this problem with other take down bows, so I don't believe it's a design flaw universally.

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5.0

Great now but bad string

By 

from east durham, my

About Me Recreational Archer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful Draw
  • Easy To Draw
  • Easy To Handle
  • Light weight
  • Powerful
  • Powerful Shot

Cons

  • Weak String

Best Uses

  • Even Hunting
  • Hunting
  • Practice
  • Target practice

Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

I use this bow for hunting and for practice. It is easy to draw yet each shot is very powerful. When I first got the bow however to string broke after only three uses so I would recommend spending the extra $18 or so for the better quality bow string. All in all I would definitely recommend this bow to anyone who is skeptical about getting one.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great inexpensive bow

By 

from Tracy, CA

About Me Recreational Archer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Durable
  • Easy To Adjust
  • Easy To Draw
  • Easy To Handle
  • Powerful

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • All Weather
  • Good Weather
  • Hunting
  • Practice

Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

The Samick Sage is well worth the price! I decided to get back into traditional archery, and wanted and inexpensive bow to start out learning to shoot a recover after a 30+ year vacation. I started with a 40# bow and after a month I'm ready to move up to a 50# bow. I like the fact that it is a takedown for easy transport! I plan on trying out for deer hunting this year!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

great shooter for the money

By 

from Indiana

About Me Recreational Archer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Durable
  • Easy To Draw
  • Easy To Handle

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Weather
    • Hunting
    • Practice

    Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

    I began shooting quite a few years ago. I'm now 66 yrs old and its harder to do for me. The samick sage 62"/40# bow allows me to continue my shooting. Its a great light weight bow and has plenty of zing for this old timer. Thanks to 3 rivers for all the great products& service I've rec'd.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Very happy with the bow and setup

    By 

    from MA

    About Me Recreational Archer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy To Handle

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

        Got the bow, both 30 and 40 pound limbs, bearhair rest and plate, flemish string, beaver fur silencers, and some beman bowhunter fletched arrows. Bow was set up for 3 under style.

        Measured brace height, and added 5 twists to get it in manufacturer's range (may have untwisted some in shipping), 7 1/2 inches. Left strung for a day and a half. Added another 7 twists, and the next day the brace height was OK at 7 3/4 inches.

        Shot very well at 10 yards right out of the box (after adjusting number of twists). Arrows are too costly to keep hitting one another, so quickly moved on to 20 yards.

        Setup was very convenient, with 3Rivers putting on the nock, rest, plate, silencers, and initial ballpark twist.

        (Aside: it looks like even the Koreans are shifting manufacturing to China.)

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery was quick, well boxed, and more compact than I expected. Clearly 3Rivers does enough business to get that down right. (I chose UPS shipping.)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        my daughter loves this bow for a 30#bow you can't go wrong.

        By 

        from Harker Heights TX

        About Me Recreational Archer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Durable
        • Easy To Adjust
        • Easy To Draw
        • Easy To Handle
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Weather
          • Reenactment

          Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

          My daughter loves this bow. We LARP and if your a LARPer this bow is perfect. Smooth draw, smooth release and is very accurate. We are very pleased with this bow.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Quality product

          By 

          from Texas - land of the free

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Easy To Draw
          • Easy To Handle
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hunting
            • Practice

            Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

            This is my first recurve bow so take what I am about to say with a grain of salt. a few months ago I started researching archery as an activity I could do with my kids, indoors or outdoors, that would be fun and a life skill. I did a ton of research from many different resources and decided traditional archery was the way I wanted to go because of the challenge. I had shot compound bows in the past and while they were fun, much of the challenge was removed with all the gadgets you put on those things. I knew traditional was the way I wanted to go. I firmly believe in the buy once cry once methodology of buying quality products. I was pleased to find that there was a good quality option that wouldn't break the bank. Enter the Samick Sage. I am 6'1" 175 lbs and have a 30in draw. This bow seems to fit me perfectly. I initially thought I would go with a 55 or 60 lb draw but after researching I realized I would be way overbowed for what I would be doing which is recreational shooting. I did want to have the ability to hunt down the road with it if I choose so I ended up going with 40 lb limbs. with my draw length it is actually closer to 45 lbs and that is PLENTY. a typical shooting session for me consists of 100+ shots and there is no way I could do that with a heavy weighted bow. 45 lbs is plenty to kill most game in north America anyway. This bow can be set up to be extremely quite. so much so that I am more than confident it could work in a hunting scenario. all I did to mine was add a Flemish Fast Flight string, some yarn puff ball string silencers and some fuzzy sticky back Velcro to the limbs where the string contacts. super quite. Overall, very pleased with this purchase. you wont be disappointed.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Nice Bow

            By 

            from Minneapolis MN

            About Me Recreational Archer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Durable
            • Easy To Handle
            • Great Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Weather
              • Practice

              Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

              A good bow for the money.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Easy to tune, shoots sweet

              By 

              from Streeter, ND

              About Me Beginner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Durable
              • Easy To Adjust
              • Easy To Draw
              • Easy To Handle

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Weather
                • Hunting
                • Practice

                Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

                Was easy to tune and is comfortable to shoot. Interchangable limbs will make it easy to move up or down in poundage if I decide I want to shoot a heavier bow later.

                Service and delivery comments:

                It came with #-rivers usual quick delivery.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love the bow

                By 

                from Swansboro, NC

                About Me Recreational Archer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Cost
                • Easy To Handle

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hunting
                  • Practice

                  Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

                  Dollar for dollar you can't bet this bow. It's not the top of the line bow, but it didn't have a top of the line price tag either.

                  My overall impression of the bow is good. It's super simple to setup right out of the box. I bought 55# limbs and they are just about too much. If I had to do it over I would have gotten 45 or 50 simply because I think I would enjoy the bow even more. I shoot several hours a day and my arm gets tired but that is just how it goes.

                  Great value for a respectable bow that does exactly what it should, throw arrows at a target. Fit and finish are on par with the price, nothing super detailed but nothing missing or ugly either.

                  I didn't like the string it came with but, that is only a preference issue. First thing I did was make a new string for the bow. I have played around with strand count and currently shooting 13 strand B50. The first one I made was a 16 strand B50 but decided it was just a little bulky for what I like. The 16 strand flemish string was also loud, limb slap. Raised the brace height to 8 1/2 and that quieted things right down but still didn't like the 16. I did try a 12 strand but didn't like that, almost too small. the 12 was super quite though. 13 seems to be the one for me.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  The folks at 3Rivers are TOP notch. The package arrived a day sooner than predicted, which is ALWAYS a good thing. Highly recommend these folks.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  won't find a better cheap bow

                  By 

                  from alabama

                  About Me Expert Archer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Adjust
                  • Easy To Draw

                  Cons

                  • Little Hand Shock And Gri

                  Best Uses

                  • All Weather
                  • Anything You Want
                  • Competition
                  • Hunting
                  • Practice

                  Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

                  You can make this bow do anything you want i filed the grip down to suit my shooting style refinished the whole bow added pin sight which is dead on did a camo spray paint job on limbs groove silencers limb dampeners its awesome you can't beat it just wish they made a longbow limb for it too. buy it

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                  • No

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