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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 341 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (221)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to handle (283)
  • Accurate (278)
  • Easy to draw (240)
  • Good power output (212)
  • Durable (205)

Cons

  • Poor quality (10)
  • Firm draw (3)
  • Loud (3)

Best Uses

  • Practice (300)
  • Hunting (260)
  • All weather (159)
  • Competition (69)
  • Good weather (48)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (205), Beginner (77), Competitive archer (28), Expert archer (28)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (212), Yes (45)

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

ONE RIGHT AFTER THE OTHER HAD DAMAGE

By DUST

from Mandan,ND

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Weather
    • Good Weather
    • Hunting
    • Practice

    Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

    Product is awesome for the price

    Service and delivery comments:

    First bow I received had damage on the lower bracket of the riser and the limbs and then the second bow had damage to the one limb

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Nice bow

    By charlie

    from the village fl

    About Me Competitive Archer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy To Draw
    • Easy To Handle

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Competition
      • Practice

      Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

      Great price and quality

      Service and delivery comments:

      A one service

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best bow i'v ever bought! But the string

      By Tim

      from PA

      About Me Recreational Archer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • String

      Best Uses

      • Everything
      • Good Weather
      • Hunting
      • Practice
      • Reenactment

      Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

      I love just about everything about this bow! The only bad side is the string. I would recommend purchasing a 14 strand fast flight string, 3 Rivers also has that.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Couldn't be happier!

      By Deer Hunter

      from Vancouver Island, Canada

      About Me Recreational Archer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy To Adjust
      • Easy To Draw

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Weather
        • Hunting
        • Practice

        Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

        I was surprised by how consistent it is. I didn't think a cheap bow would group so tight. This is my first bow and I have had it for 2 weeks, at 15 meters I can have 6 consecutive arrows in a 4 inch group! I have the 40 pound limbs, and I am glad I didn't buy a more expensive bow because I doubt for even double the price you could buy one that will perform any better.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Pretty happy.

        By Lumpy

        from The U.P.

        About Me Recreational Archer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor Glue In Bushing

        Best Uses

        • Competition
        • Hunting
        • Practice

        Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

        I got this bow in 45# for my birthday, and am quite happy with it. I shot Archery League with it this week, and I shot 50 points better than the previous week where I was using a different bow. it's pretty accurate, the draw is really smooth, and it's an extremely comfortable in your hand.

        The reason I knocked a star off from being perfect is while shooting today, the brass bushing for a rest popped out. I'm not too worried about it because I'm shooting off of the shelf, but it still shouldn't have happened.

        Overall I'm very impressed with the bow. If you're on a budget and want a decent recurve I recommend picking one of these up.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        couldn't ask for a better bow

        By 69stunt69

        from smithvville, TN

        About Me Recreational Archer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Weather
          • Competition
          • Good Weather
          • Hunting
          • Practice
          • Reenactment

          Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

          great bow, it is my very first bow and i was kinda skeptical as to how long it may take me to get the basics down. fortunately, this bow was constructed well, its great in any weather, and was cheap as could be! dont let the low price fool you, its an amazing bow, i couldnt ask for a better result! as a beginner, i dont have a typical amount of experience and fluency as others do, all i know is i started out reading forums and picked this bow and, needless to say, i fell in love immediately. many people use it primarily for hunting or target shooting, but as an avid squirrel, goose, coon, and groundhog hunter, i feel that, in less than a month or two, ill be able to drop whatever i sight in, using no sights, only an elevated rest and intuition. i kept it basic and it performed beautifully. i would recommend this bow to literally anyone, inexperienced or a 40 year veteran, looking for a traditional archery lifestyle. Yes, you should practice, practice, practice, but, believe me, its so much easier having a great, inexpensive bow like this to begin your journey to mastering traditional archery! I admit, i haven't tried the super grizzly, bear grizzly, etc, but from what i know, you can get an inexhaustible amount of practice and expertise from this sammick sage!

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          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          samick t\d bow, sage

          By marine

          from lebanon,pa

          About Me Recreational Archer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Competition
            • Practice

            Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

            terrific bow for the money

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            My thoughts on the Samick Sage

            By Bo

            from North Carolina

            About Me Competitive Archer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

                  Purchased a 45lb Sage mid December 2013. Have shot approx 2000 arrows since purchase on it. I use 50-55 spine 3Rivers hunters arrows cut to 29.5 inches with 125gr field points. Initially purchased a Flem Twist FastFlight string to go with the bow but after having 4-5 of my nocks explode off the arrow in a semi dry firing I determined the serving on the string is too thin and not compatible(unless you alter the serving with tape, floss, additional serving) with the bohning classic nocks. I have since put the stock string on the bow. I added my home made wool silencers to the string. For me I have found a brace height of 7 7/8 to 8 inches and a string nock height of 1/2 to 9/16th to be pretty optimal and provide smooth flight for my arrows. Check brace ht and nock ht frequently initially until the string stretch settles in. Other than that I enjoy shooting this bow very much. Smooth draw and release and relatively quite once you tune it. For the price you can't go wrong in my opinion. Would and have recommended it. I use this bow to shoot within the SCA, general target/practice shooting and 3D shoots so far.

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                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Breaks Easily

                  By Eric Westerholm

                  from Greenville, Tenessee

                  About Me Competitive Archer

                  Pros

                  • Cheap

                  Cons

                  • Lacks Power
                  • Poor Construction
                  • Weak

                  Best Uses

                  • Practice

                  Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

                  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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  nice bow for the money

                  By Deerhuntin Dave

                  from District of Columbia

                  About Me Competitive Archer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Durable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Competition

                    Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

                    Purchased for my wife.

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                    • Yes

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