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Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow

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Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow
 
4.6

(based on 360 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (236)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (112)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to handle (296)
  • Accurate (294)
  • Easy to draw (255)
  • Good power output (224)
  • Durable (215)

Cons

  • Poor quality (10)
  • Firm draw (4)
  • Loud (3)

Best Uses

  • Practice (316)
  • Hunting (275)
  • All weather (164)
  • Competition (74)
  • Good weather (53)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (214), Beginner (84), Competitive archer (30), Expert archer (29)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (229), Yes (46)

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 for the money

By danimal

from central florida

About Me Recreational Archer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Durable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hunting
    • Practice

    Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

    i bought the 50 lb version to hunt with, target practice and knock a few stumps here and there. this bow is perfect for all of the above. i added the fast flight string as well as the bear hair rest and the string silencers. with all the add ons this bow is amazingly quiet and shoots smoothly. the fit and finish is what you would expect from a much more expensive bow. i have been using this bow for about 6 months now and my compound no longer sees the light of day. hunting season is here and after a few hunts i couldnt be happier with it. for the money there is no better bow for beginner or advanced shooters.

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    4.0

    Very smooth and easy draw.

    By Gizmo

    from Dayton, Oh

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

        Pretty easy to draw. Smooth release.

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        5.0

        Outstanding bow at an outstanding price!

        By RMH

        from Northern, VA

        About Me Recreational Archer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hunting
          • Practice

          Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

          I bought this to hunt with and was excited as soon as I opened the box. Shoots extremely well and hope to take my first recurve deer with it this year. I have been archery hunting with compounds for 27 years. This bow feels awesome in hand, I don't believe you could do any better at this price!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Solid Bow for the Money

          By sheepdog

          from Indiana

          About Me Recreational Archer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Weather
            • Does It All
            • Hunting
            • Practice

            Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

            This is my first true recurve. I have been using a PSE recurve for bowfishing the past few years and i would occasionally target shoot with it.i loved the feeling of shooting fingers and no sights so i pulled the trigger on the sage! This thing is night and day compared to the pse kingfisher. Its light, draws smooth, minimal stacking at my 29in draw, and its very accurate. do yourself a favor and upgrade to the flemish fast flight string and get the bear hair rest and plate. I added string leeches and this bow is dead quiet. ive been shooting it every day for about 3 wks now and its holding up great. Finish was not the best but i didnt expect much for a $ bow. I got the 50# limbs and also ordered a half dozen High Planes Hunter Carbon arrows from 3rivers as well. After a nock set these arrows flew true in the 400 Spine. No need for tuning i highly recommend those as well. im done with compound this is my new hunting bow!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            WOW !

            By Frgvn

            from Virginia

            About Me Recreational Archer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Draws Smoothly
            • Durable
            • Easy To Handle
            • Excellent Value
            • Excellent Value For
            • Holds Steady
            • Well balanced

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hunting
              • Practice

              Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

              Solid construction. Shoots very nicely. Amazingly easy to assembly / disassemble. Extra limbs for $. 62" or 64" depending on extra limbs purchased. Nicely radiused shelf. Getting this quality for $ is unbelievable. I have been thinking of a "high end" bow, on and off for some time. Lately I am thinking that I am happy with the Samick Sage and the extra limbs that I have and that I'll take a pass on the more expensive bow. I have never seen a bow this nice at this price point. Whole heartedly recommend the Samick Sage.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great bow for beginners

              By Robinhood

              from Australia

              About Me Beginner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Durable
              • Easy To Adjust
              • Easy To Draw
              • Easy To Handle
              • Easy to set up
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

                I am only a beginner in archery and this was my first bow. It is very accurate and I use it in competition. I thought it was so good I even brought one for my dad for Father's Day.
                It doesn't get better than this for a beginners bow.

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                5.0

                Smooth handeling

                By Kaleb

                from Salt Lake City, UT

                About Me Recreational Archer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Grip

                Best Uses

                • Competition
                • Good Weather
                • Hunting
                • Practice

                Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

                I am easy to please and this bow provides everything you need for a very respectable basic setup. it fits the hand nicly is easy to use weather you have a arrow rest or just use the shelf. and has a very natural point of aim at about 30 yards. the only draw back is that for me in hot weather my grip was hard to maintain. Granted that is in weather of 90F+.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Samick sage

                By Kevin Reynolds

                from Stilwell, Oklahoma

                About Me Recreational Archer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Easy To Draw
                • Easy To Handle

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hunting
                  • Practice

                  Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

                  I got this bow after reading alot of reviews about how good it was and how affordable it was. I really was just curious about shooting a recurve and didn't want to get to vested into a custom bow. I was very surprised when I shot this bow how accurate I was with it. I make alot of selfbows and I am accustomed to shooting them, but this bow really is a shooter. If you are looking for a good bow at a great price, I recommend picking up one of these. I'm glad I did.

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                  4.0

                  Kinzalka

                  By Arrow

                  from Sacremento, CA

                  About Me Recreational Archer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Draw

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Good Weather
                    • Hunting
                    • Practice

                    Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

                    I purchased this bow after I decided to learn Kinzhalka (a Russian speed shooting technique) and after only a few months of practice, I'm putting 32 arrows down range in 39 seconds on average. My grouping at 15 yards is 6ft. (Which is good starting out). I'm using 35# at 30". Off the shelf. My arrows are a mixed bunch (I wanted to learn to shoot reflexively). 18 arrows from cabela's (8 with thumpers. 10 with field points). 5 Easton arrows. 9 gander mountain tech hunter arrows. I'm drawing from a back quiver from cabelas. I'm using 3 finger release glove.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    great bow!

                    By Rookie

                    from Cleremont LA, CA

                    About Me Beginner

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Amazing Accuracy
                    • Beautiful
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Adjust
                    • Easy To Draw
                    • Easy To Handle
                    • Great Beginner And Expert
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                    • Serious String Slap

                    Best Uses

                    • Competition
                    • Good Weather
                    • Practice
                    • So Much Fun

                    Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

                    If you are a begginer, get this bow! I love it! It's very accurate and everyone tells me how beautiful it is.

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                    • No

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