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Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow

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Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow
 
4.6

(based on 391 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (259)

  • 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 (322)
  • Accurate (320)
  • Easy to draw (278)
  • Good power output (240)
  • Durable (230)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practice (342)
  • Hunting (295)
  • All weather (179)
  • Competition (79)
  • Good weather (55)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (235), Beginner (90), Expert archer (32), Competitive archer (31)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (257), 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

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
     
    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
         
        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
           
          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

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Darn Good Bow

            By 

            from CT

            About Me Recreational Archer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Easy To Draw
            • Easy To Handle
            • Upgradable

            Cons

            • None yet

            Best Uses

            • Practice

            Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

            Decided to get back into recurve shooting, after being away from it for 40+ years. started light, but will be getting heavier limbs once I get my form back. The Sage is the perfect low cost, high value option. No tiller or other limb issues. Got it with the flemish string. highly recommended.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Best money I have ever spent

            By 

            from Westlake, Ohio

            About Me Beginner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anything You See Fit

              Comments about Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

              I am only 14 years old and although i am considered to be pretty muscular for my age i am nowhere near a grown man and the 60# pull is no problem for me. This bow is easy to use and very adaptable to whatever you want to add to it. It has a very comfortable grip and feels well made. Most importantly it is easy to just pick up and use i already have a tight grouping and i haven't shot more then 100 arrows through it. I see no downside, even the price is great.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              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

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