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Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow
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Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow

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Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow
 
4.6

(based on 383 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (255)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (116)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to handle (315)
  • Accurate (313)
  • Easy to draw (272)
  • Good power output (237)
  • Durable (225)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practice (336)
  • Hunting (291)
  • All weather (175)
  • Competition (78)
  • Good weather (55)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (231), Beginner (87), Competitive archer (31), Expert archer (31)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (250), Yes (48)

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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4.0

nicks badly covered, good bow

By 

from Oregon

About Me Recreational Archer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

  • Good Weather
  • Practice

Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

Look its a decent bow but the first time I took it out of the package I saw three nicks on the lower part of the handle and grip. I wouldn't care but they are badly colored over with sharpie marker that I now have to remove and replace with proper paint. The bow works great and is exactly what I wanted, but a little quality control wouldn't hurt.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

great bow

By 

from Rome, NY

About Me Recreational Archer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Smooth Even Draw Without
  • Well built

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

      Very nice bow for the money. Very smooth draw with no stacking. So far am still tuning with arrow spine and length adjustments. I'm very happy so far. Get the ff string up front with the bow.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Bow was shipped the day after I placed the order and UPS (my choice of carrier) tracking info was sent via email to me. Bow arrived at my door two days later in perfect condition. Excellent dealing with 3 rivers archery.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Best Value for Money

      By 

      from Queensland Australia

      About Me Recreational Archer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy To Draw
      • Easy To Handle

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

          This just feels good to shoot and is exceptional value for money

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great starter bow

          By 

          from San Antonio TX

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Easy To Draw
          • Easy To Handle

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practice

            Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

            Use for practice
            easy to maintain
            the string needs to be waxed!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great entry level and up bow

            By 

            from Ramstein AB Germany

            About Me Recreational Archer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Weather
              • Competition
              • Hunting
              • Practice

              Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

              For $ this bow is awesome, and you get more than what you paid for. I got back into archery last September after 15 years. I bought a selfbow to begin with, but wanted to get a recurve as well. I spent about a month reading reviews and watching youtube videos before I finally setteled on the Samick Sage. I will say that you get more than what you pay for! A lot of the reviews that I read said that this was a great entry level bow, but im going to disagree with that. The great thing about this bow is that it's a take down, meaning that you can easily change the draw weight of the bow simply by purchasing different limbs. If you want to start off light to work on form and technique then you can get the lighter limbs. Once you get that down and decide you want to go huntng it's fairly inexpensive to purchase heavier limbs. I did notice that some of the reviews knocked this bow because of the finish. The riser is a little dull, but doesn't take away from the beauty of this bow.Accurate: It took me a little bit to get used to the way this bow shot compared to my self bow. Once I adjusted this bow became very accurate. My groupings got a lot tighter at 15-20 yards. Easy to adjust: This bow is a take down, so it is easy to get different draw weights. I will say that this feature isn't unique to the Samick. Any take down bow has the ability to change limbs to increase or decrease the draw weight. It just depends on how much you are willing to spend to do it.Easy to draw: I got the 60# limbs, and for me they are easy and smooth on the draw. Do not get limbs that are out of your comfort zone. If you have never shot a traditional bow or know for a fact that you can handle 60# then I would not reccomend them. My selfbow is 80# and the 60# on the Samick took a little bit to get used to.Powerful: This bow is increadibly powerful! Once I tuned the arrows to this bow they flew straight and fast. I instantly saw a huge power/performance increase over my selfbow, and I wouldn't hesitate to take this bow on a hunt. If you are looking for a fairly inexpensuve recurve that packs a lot of power and performance then look no further. This is the bow that really has it all, great price and performance.

              Service and delivery comments:

              I am stationed in Germany so it usually takes a little over a week for packages to get here. I ordered this the Friday before Presidents day and got it on Thursday. Service was excelent. I asked a lot of questions about different bows and normally got a reply the same day.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Excellent bow.

              By 

              from St. Augustine, Fl.

              About Me Expert Archer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Durable
              • Easy To Handle
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Weather
                • Competition
                • Hunting
                • Practice
                • Reenactment

                Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

                I have been an archer for 20 years or more. I was a little concerned about all of the reviews I read about this bow being an entry level bow. After shooting this bow for a while I have the opinion that it should not be called anything but a top of the line in it's price range bow. If your an experienced archer but don't want to pay or don't have the money for an over priced bow then buy this bow. For a traditional archer there is nothing starter or entry-level about this bow. It has a lot of the features that the brand name over priced bows have. And if you look at hand made traditional bows those bows have less features and are more expensive. This bow has the inserts for attachments. I intend on buying a second pair of limbs for it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Wonderful bang for your buck!!! #55

                By 

                from Middle of Iowa

                About Me Recreational Archer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Weather
                  • Hunting
                  • Practice
                  • Reenactment

                  Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

                  So far I love my new bow. It seems to be much better quality then my old re-curve and I love the way it shoots.

                  Here is an Unboxing video i did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbV564Berr4

                  Update and first impressions review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AvADQ3zQQc

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Only took just over a week for my big order to come... I got a lot of stuff. It was well packed, even though the box did get damaged in transit nothing inside was hurt.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Unreal

                  By 

                  from Loveland

                  About Me Recreational Archer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Adjust
                  • Easy To Draw
                  • Easy To Handle
                  • Powerful
                  • Quiet
                  • Shoots Expensive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Weather
                    • Hunting
                    • Practice

                    Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

                    I'm not a pro. But I have shot many name brands like the black widows. Or Hoyt's this bow shoots almost no diffrent than the expensive bows. I have the 50# and 60# limbs and am amazed at the speed. And power. I shoot a 540gr arrow. With 20% Foc. Cuts threw wind like a hot knife through butter

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Great bow, great price, great company

                    By 

                    from Myrtle Beach, SC

                    About Me Recreational Archer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Weather
                      • Hunting
                      • Practice

                      Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

                      I'm not loaded. Money and I are not good friends. So, when I went looking for a recurve for a reasonable price I hit a lot of brick walls. That is until I found Three Rivers Archery and the Samick Sage. Wow, what a bow and what a price! I've thoroughly enjoyed my 60# Sage. It's all they claimed it was and more. Moreover the service provided by Three Rivers was outstanding. Thanks Three Rivers Archery.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      I would buy this bow again!

                      By 

                      from Southwest Kansas

                      About Me Recreational Archer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Draw
                      • Great Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Hunting
                        • Practice

                        Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

                        I purchased this bow to shoot in my back yard. I read the reviews of others who had purchased it. I was pretty confident I would be getting a very good bow worth more than what I was paying for it. I was not dissappointed.

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                        • No

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