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Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow

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Samick Sage 62" Takedown Recurve Bow
 
4.6

(based on 388 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (257)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (119)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to handle (319)
  • Accurate (317)
  • Easy to draw (276)
  • Good power output (238)
  • Durable (228)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practice (340)
  • Hunting (294)
  • All weather (177)
  • Competition (79)
  • Good weather (55)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (233), Beginner (89), Expert archer (32), Competitive archer (31)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (255), 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

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
             
            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.

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                    • No

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