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Samick Sage Takedown Recurve Bow

SKU#BUNDLE3880126

$139.98

Item # BUNDLE3880126

Samick Sage Takedown Recurve Bow
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Samick
Product Description
Product Description
• 62” Takedown Recurve Bow for up to 28” Draw
• Economical, Entry to Intermediate Level Bow
• Olive Dymondwood & Hard Maple Laminated Riser
• Limbs are Hard Maple with Black Fiberglass
• Single Tapered Knob and Metal Limb Pocket Design
• Riser Cut Past Center with Crowned Arrow Shelf and
Brass Plunger, Stabilizer and Sight/Quiver Bushings
• FastFlight Phenolic Reinforced Limb Tips
• 7 ½”- 8 ¼” Recommended Brace Height
• Includes B-50 Bow String

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A great bow for beginners Review by Pietro
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Great bow, good price, easy to mount and lightweight for a low-price takedown bow. There are some details that could be better, principally about the quality, but still being a very good equipment.

(Posted on 11/19/14)

Great looking and awesome shooter Review by Chris Sewell
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Bought this bow in 30# for my wife. She has never even seen a bow up close before! The first thing out of her mouth, was "that's so pretty! Is that mine?" After a 10 minute tutorial from me, she was hitting the target from 10 yards! She hates when we have to take it down for storage, because she " can't see it" anything that gets my wife to shoot with me, gets high marks! Also, Lancaster ships super freaking quick!

(Posted on 10/25/14)

Good bow and even better Customer Service Review by Dave D.
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I bought this bow for my daughter as a birthday gift.
As luck would have it, we had a few small issues with the setup.
The folks at Lancaster Archery went over and above anything I ever expected
in order to make things right and ensure a satisfied customer.
My daughter is happy with her bow, and we are both more than pleased
with the service we received from the folks at LAS.
Thanks

(Posted on 9/20/14)

Great Bow, Highly Recommend!! Review by Danish
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Looks and feels great. Draws perfectly. Would highly recommend this to anyone beginner or professional!!

(Posted on 8/19/14)

Great "workout" bow Review by Hookton
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My first bow was a Red Stag takedown, and I have to say it's a nicer feeling bow than the Sage. That said, my eventual goal is to be able to shoot the 110lb war bow that a late uncle left me. Obviously a monster like that would leave me (and just about everybody else) seriously over-bowed. Therefore I needed something that I could use to gradually progress through the available draw weights, until I was strong enough to try the WB. At $75 per set of limbs, the sage is buy far the most economical option I could find that would accomplish that goal (well, half way anyway).
I'm now into my 3rd set of sage limbs, and have been pleasantly surprised by the feel of the bow at all 3 weights. At least I was after I upgraded the string. The string that ships with the bow makes an adequate backup, but if you are going to shoot a lot, I'd seriously recommend spending another $20 on a better string.

(Posted on 8/18/14)

overall worth every penny Review by jesse holmes
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I just purchased this bow Saturday i wanted something with more power and a little more traditional than my little compound bow( genesis pro which is a youth bow but great for starters)
and this is it
it's light weight and affordable for a beginner or more advanced archer it has mounts for a sight and other items if you so choose to add them
what I like most about this bow is that if i feel the weight is to high or low I can always purchase new limbs for it
i'd say if your little for something traditional and priced perfectly
i'd recommend this bow

(Posted on 7/14/14)

Good beginner bow Review by Creeper
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I just got into Traditional archery so I ordered this bow with 45# limbs and a standard string, along with a stringer. It arrived in the time given, packaging in good shape (UPS).
The bow is a very nice looking bow. It may not have the best shiny finish and may look a little
plain but it has been a blast to shoot and I cant hit well with it. Will need to add string silencers before hunting with it as even though brace height set it's still a tad loud when firing.
(in case your wondering I found Gold tip 3555 (500 spine) arrows @ 30" w/125 f/p worked best for me.

(Posted on 4/22/14)

Great Bow Review by Timberwolf116
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Great Bow
Bought mine with #55 limbs for hunting, but my wife can't use it and she got tired of hearing me talk about how much nicer this little $139 is then the selfbow I built for her so she went and got one she can draw #40

(Posted on 2/28/14)

Versitile Take-Down Recuve Review by Lightfoot
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My 35# Sage is as good as they get for a new traditional archer like me. I set the brace height to 8" and made sure to buy the Gold Tip 1535/600-spine arrows @29" long/125gr tip. GT 3555/500's are still a bit stiff for 35# and too unstable @ full length IMO. I can not stress enough how much arrow selection will affect your impression of the bow right from the start and you will likely get misleading and confusing advice from most compound shops and traditional forums. Just read Gold Tips spine selector chart on their web sight for your selves Regardless Of Your Draw Weight. Now back to the bow. This item will gladly accept all the accessories you may want and does fine if left bare as well. The Sage was certainly the right way to be introduced to the recurve bow.

(Posted on 2/16/14)

Good for the price but watch out with the mini stress carcks! Review by VM
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This is a great bow , i get a 45# sage and im pretty happy with it but the first time used the bow after some shots i saw some mini cracks in the riser , but i put some epoxy glue on and now it´s perfect! , no problems after 7 months with it

(Posted on 1/24/14)

Greatness out of the box Review by Tyler
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My wife bought it for me for Christmas, didn't get to shoot it until yesterday, so I had time to make a few tweaks, but my first instinctive shot at thirty yards was in the red. The second was right on the edge. I was kind of shocked really, I hadn't shot a recurve in 15 years, but even then I didn't have one like this. The tweaks I made are rubber washers in between the bolt and limbs and also between the riser and limbs. I also heat tapped the string at the top and bottom where the track is in the limb. I just used velcro on the rest, that's all I did, I am impressed...

(Posted on 1/6/14)

Awesome Bow Review by Garrett Q.
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Bought this bow about a year ago, and have probably put about 2-3k arrows through it. Love it. its my first bow, so it took some time for me to get things set up just right, but with a little practice, and guidance, i can now hit targets just as well as the compound guys at 40 yrds or less. Bow has worked without a single problem since ive owned it. Reason im reviewing this bow a year later, is because i brought it out for some target practice at thanksgiving, and the kids and ladies wanted to try it, but had difficulties with the 50lb draw. Thats when i decided to get some 35lb limbs on this site, but the best part about this bow is, the quality to price ratio is awesome, so i just bought a whole new bow. This bow is perfect for the beginner like i was, its not crazy expensive, so if you decide you dont like it, you're not out a lot, but if you decide you really like it, this bow is competent enough to shoot as well as bows 2-3 times its price.

(Posted on 12/27/13)

Excellent Review by Ben
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Extremely good bow, I have the 40# and it is fantastic. Shoots like a dream (when all my form is good) and has a very nice color and finish. Only thing I wasn't too fond of was that my bottom limb isn't aligned perfectly and is on a little angle. But hey, that's only being really picky, and even then I cant really argue if I'm still getting great shots.

(Posted on 12/25/13)

I Love This Bow Review by Kilakilaboy
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I purchased a 30# Samick Sage bow to get back into Traditional archery. After a month I ordered a 40# limb. The 30# limb really helped me develop those muscles needed to hold the draw. I got into bow fishing and wanted a stronger limb, so I ordered the 40# limb. The bow with the 40# limb shoots flat out @ 20 yards. I use my fish hook rest to even shoot the target I have and I have tied a peep into my fast flight string that replaced the string that came with thy bow I now am able to group my arrows to within 6" @ 35 yds. With that setup. I now upgraded to a 45# limb and planning on getting another Riser to shoot the 45# with. That way I can now have another bow to practice my instinctive shooting. It's so much easier to bow fish without any sights, but with the sights I have taken a lot of pigs and a bunch of Axis Deer here in Hawaii. That's why I just love this Bow. It's so much less complicated than shooting a Compound. I hooked on This Recurve. Thank you Lancaster Archery

(Posted on 10/24/13)

Great bow for the money! Review by Jdavis86
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Got this bow for Christmas last year after deciding it was time to get serious about shooting traditional equipment. Shot a recurve off and on over the years but never seriously. After some research I decided on a sage and man I don't know if I would want to spend the money on a pricier bow now. I went with the 50# limbs and calve hair rest(off the shelf), FF string, yarn silencers, and some brush buttons. Also a six arrow limb bolt quiver by thunderhorn to complete my setup. Absolutely love it! Shoots great, very quiet. I would not hesitate to try one for the money it's hard to beat. No it don't have a 700 dollar finish but still looks darn good. Mine has a fee very minor imperfections in the finish but you need to look close to see them.

(Posted on 10/10/13)

Outstanding service Review by David Hooker
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I bought two Samick Sage Bows with 30 and 40 pound limbs. After the first shoot I am very happy with the bows. I did buy "out of the box" models, however, I would not do this again. there were marks on the bows (minor) and one had a bent pocket. Lancaster replaced the riser with the bent pocket as it was very difficult to fit the limbs - tight and hard to lock-in. So, despite some minor issues I can only say great things about the bows and most importantly about Lancaster Archery. Ordering from outside US is always a risk - not with Lancaster - I will be back again and again for bows and accessories. Awesome online shop ... Awesome service.

(Posted on 9/14/13)

Great! Review by Ghost
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This is my first now. I've had long-time shooters comment that it shoots great and is well made. I've been shooting about a year and a half now and absolutely love it, only drawback was that the string wasn't great, so I bought a new one (hey, it can't be absolutely perfect, right?). I'm looking to getting higher poundage limbs now, since 25# feel like a toy to me now...

(Posted on 8/30/13)

Great bow terrible string Review by Ruff G.
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Ordered the samick sage for my first recurve bow, out of the box, the string didn't allow the bow to reach its proper brace height; measuring in at only 5 in. Recommend order a new string along with the bow to reach maximum potential.

(Posted on 8/26/13)

can't ask for a better deal Review by airik
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Great bow for the price. Came fast. Shoots great

(Posted on 8/22/13)

maybe a little premature review Review by Usta Jus Flingem
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Hey all this may be a little premature and I will update...but if this bow is just half as good as the service I got on my first order from Lancaster...it can only be spectacular...I am an old bower...been shooting some sort of bow since 1978...and thought I knew alot about archery...I found out last weekend after being coached by Rod Jenkins I really knew very little...my human nature after the clinic was to rush out and buy me a expensive bow so I would really be good :)...it took a little humbling but I am really looking forward to my new Samick Sage...with a few extras I still spent less than I have paid for a dozen custom arrows before...so for what its worth save a bundle and try something that from all the reviews you can't go wrong...will report on bow in a couple of weeks...hope this helps...and a real big shout out to John Wert and Lancaster Archery

(Posted on 8/20/13)

A Great Starter Bow With Lots Of Growing Room Review by CSLR
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After much research I bought this bow knowing that I can start of with 30 Pound Limbs but as i get better i have the option to get much stronger ones . I am very happy with the quality of the bow .The riser has a great feel and look to it and the limbs feel smooth to draw.
A little bit about he riser it is pre-drilled and ready for all extras like clickers,sights and more.
the grip for my self is wounder full . It's not a large grip just a nice medium one.
So if your looking to get started this is a great all around bow that you will sure in joy for years to come.

(Posted on 7/26/13)

Excellent, fun bow. Review by KenP
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I ordered a 45# Sage a couple months ago after being out of archery for 20+ years and have been having a good deal of fun with it. Got a 15 strand Flemmish string right off the bat and with the strategic placement of moleskin and string leeches it shoots straight, fast and silent.
Just ordered some 55# limbs and a whack of arrows and plan to keep this bow for target and hunting even if I do upgrade at some point.

(Posted on 7/3/13)

Excellent buy Review by Nat
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I order this bow in 40# . I found that it has a smooth draw compared to similarly priced bows and the overall quality is pretty good. It shoots well and is fairly quiet once you install string silencers. Overall it ranks at the top of it's class as far as low cost, entry level bows go.

(Posted on 6/25/13)

Great bow for the price Review by Amazon hunter
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This bow is one of the best bows I have bought. Altough I would like to suggest replacing the string as soon as you can. Mine just snapped (after 3 months of use). But all in all, no doubt in my mind. The Samick sage is no dissapointment.

(Posted on 6/12/13)

Great starter bow!! Review by shay allen jarvis
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This is my first bow. Took it out of the box, had it put together in about three minutes ready to go. Super smooth, very comfortable, great value for money. shipping time was good, two weeks to get to South Australia!! Very happy all around. I have already told friends about this site and this bow. Happy shooting!!

(Posted on 6/5/13)

Outstanding bow Review by Johnny
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I ordered the 50# version and it shoots like a dream and doesn't hurt the pocketbook I've already taken hogs and elk and I get great penetration w/125 grain broadheads. Shoot straight!:)

(Posted on 6/4/13)

Very happy now!! Review by JPHONGER
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I received the Sage (30#) and found that it drew very hard and stacked. (felt more like 40-50# to me) but have been shooting my wife's 20# Polaris for a while and thought maybe I had gone soft. After only a few days from getting the Sage, the upper limb delaminated. Called LAS customer service and they sent out new limbs. Got them today and they are fantastic, they pull very smooth and are quiet. Just got a bad pair to start. I absolutely love the bow now. Thanks for the awesome customer service, and great price. Jim and Josh get a shout out for their help with the order and replacement limbs.

(Posted on 5/31/13)

great bow! Review by Brett
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i couldn't be happier with this bow. first recurve in about 15 years, wanted to ease back into it. i am a big dude, 6'2" 240 lbs and seems to fit fine. i got the 40lb as my draw length is 30in, and it's no problem shooting 100 or more arrows in a session. one bad thing is my first set of limbs were twisted pretty bad, but lancaster was great about the return and my second set are perfectly straight. i would buy again, and am planning on getting one for my dad for father's day!

(Posted on 5/27/13)

Excellent value for the money Review by Hermann Delorme
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I live in Quebec and received my Samick Sage within 6 business days after my order was shipped and have since then purchased a couple of other accessories from the exceptional customer service at Lancaster Archery.
I've been traditional bows since 1986, longbows, recurves and the last one was a hybrid reflex-deflex 60 inch longbow. Once the Sage is set up properly, I've found it to be just as enjoyable to shoot as any of the much higher priced ones I've had in the past. Considering the price I paid for it, i simply can't find fault with it and I am just as satisfied as can be. I did however replace the Dacron string the Sage comes with and installed a Flemish twist. My new Samick Sage will accompany me to all the 3-D shoots I will participate in over the Summer months.

(Posted on 5/20/13)

Excellent value for money, and shoots exceptionally well Review by Geoffrey Martin
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I live in Australia, and at times it is very hard to find a value for money bow. I did a fair bit of research on this bow, and all novice through to experienced shooters agreed it is excellent value and shoots well. I cannot recommend this bow strongly enough. Lancaster Archery sales and shipping were awesome, I received my bow in 5 days from ordering, not bad considering I live in Queensland Australia.

(Posted on 5/10/13)

Great Review by Cody
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This bow is great and I highly recommend it.

(Posted on 4/26/13)

A good bow for all around shooting Review by Canuck slinger
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Purchased this bow while wintering in South Carolina. After a few minor adjustments the bow was shooting great.Used it for 3 D tournaments, a little rusty from shooting only compound for last 20 yrs. Have since made a custom recurve, african bubinga riser and red elm /clear glas s limbs. I still shoot the Sage for carp shooting and to introduce family and friends into trad archery.I will be ordering a set of lighter limbs as my wifes PSE impala limb just delaminated.Over all you can't go wrong with this one.

(Posted on 3/27/13)

A good bow for all around shooting Review by Canuck slinger
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Purchased this bow while wintering in South Carolina. After a few minor adjustments the bow was shooting great.Used it for 3 D tournaments, a little rusty from shooting only compound for last 20 yrs. Have since made a custom recurve, african bubinga riser and red elm /clear glas s limbs. I still shoot the Sage for carp shooting and to introduce family and friends into trad archery.I will be ordering a set of lighter limbs as my wifes PSE impala limb just delaminated.Over all you can't go wrong with this one.

(Posted on 3/27/13)

It's a good bow for the money Review by Caleb Wright
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This bow is a very nice bow for entry level shooters. It is very inexpensive and great for someone who wants to get into archery. I only recommend that when you get it get a better string to replace the one that comes with it.

(Posted on 3/25/13)

Great starter bow Review by Fletcher Phil
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Originally bought the Sage as my first bow. Let me add to the praise - for the price, this is a very smooth and competent bow. The finish is okay. The riser is kind of large and relatively heavy. Definitely plan on adding string silencers and dampers to control the vibration. But it does the job well and is good enough to hunt with. If you want to try archery without spending much money, and especially if you want to try different limbs until you figure out a good draw weight, this bow is the way to go. However, I did get a bit bored with it after a few months and moved up to a better bow (also a Samick). For $100-$150 more, you can get a bow you will be happy with for years. I'm keeping the Sage and 3 different sets of limbs - it's still great for introducing friends to the sport.

(Posted on 3/14/13)

Great starter bow Review by seh903
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I decided last year I would give archery a try and started off with a PSE Snake to be sure it would be something I would enjoy.
Enjoyed it enough I upgraded to a Samick Sage LH with 35# and 50# limbs and I shoot it before and after work just about everyday and ½ day or more on my two off days, whenever I get the chance. It is a whole different feeling than the Snake and I LIKE IT. A better string, a little moleskin, adjusting the brace height and some beaver balls and it is very quiet, I have a hard time hearing it especially when I am concentrating on my form.
I of course have no experience with more expensive bows so I do not know what they have to offer over the Sage, but the Sage is a great starter bow and so far I see no reason to upgrade to any thing more expensive.
Lancaster's service was great and I will be using them to continue with my new found passion.

(Posted on 3/6/13)

Great price and smooth shooting Review by Stickman
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Bought this bow for the price and after reading the reviews i was glad. It took some time to find a good arrow to fly correct, but I did. I shoot Alum. 2117 at 29.5 inches using a Muzzy Phantom Heads @ 150 grain, not super fast but great penetration. I killed my first deer with it, a big 8 at 10 yards and it was a complete pass thru. There is very little hand shock and it stacks well at 28 inch. Love the bow thinking about ordering 50 lb limbs for it for turkey season. I have told my dad about it and he bought one. Make sure that you mark your string so you know what is top when taken apart.

(Posted on 2/26/13)

Shoots nice, disappointing factory work Review by Alexis
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The only issue I had was with the poor manufacturing of the screws themselves that fix the limbs to the riser. One of the screws had a large burr (too significant to be from shipping), making it very difficult to fasten. I fixed it myself with a thread cleaner and silicone lube, but this is something that shouldn't have been missed by quality control during assembly. It was a very visible defect and made fastening almost impossible by hand. Even for a budget bow, one should expect that all parts won't be damaged right out of the box.

Other than that, I love my Samick. The bow itself is wonderful. A great starting bow and even for those with more experience in archery. I have not let this experience deter me from buying another.

(Posted on 2/21/13)

Ticks all Boxes for the Money Review by Squiza
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You just can't go past this Bow for the Money.And she Shoots just fine.Quite enough with a Fast string and home made Silencers.Not much Shock to make any Complaints here .Simply a Great bow All round.I'll be Looking at more Samicks that's for Sure.
Tried to talk my friend into one and he ended up with a PSE Stalker-It's already on the way Back after only 30 shots.

(Posted on 2/3/13)

The best there is for a beginner. Review by Brian
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I think the Sage is the best return on investment available for entry level archers. I recently bought one for my son. Even after reading all of the positive reviews, the quality and versatility were far beyond my expectations. I would have no qualms about hunting with this bow. I couldn't be happier with this purchase. If I had a third thumb, it would be up too. Great job, Samick!

(Posted on 1/26/13)

Great bow, great customer service Review by Anonymus
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The bow is great, especially for the price. It shoots great, it's durable, and comes in a variety of weights.The only problem I had was that it did not come with the "stick-on arrow rest", so i sent their customer service an email and they sent it with no hassle. I plan on buying many other things from Lancaster Archery.

(Posted on 1/25/13)

100% perfect Review by Justin
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This is a aweasome bow, I now prefer it to my compound. Powerful and quiet this one is!

(Posted on 1/12/13)

amazing, and not just for the price! Review by anthony
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I have been shooting this bow for just over a month at about 150 arrows a day, and it's great!
one thing though, I purchased it at 55#, and it weighed in at #65 with a 29" draw! really not a complaint, but rather a perk! just took more effort finding the right spine needed. great with .300,-.340 anything less just won't do for me with this bow.

(Posted on 12/30/12)

Best Bang for the Buck Review by TD
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Great quality bow, very good construction. Very powerful and smooth pull.

(Posted on 12/30/12)

Love it Review by Sash
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bought this as my first bow. i don't have much experience to compare it too but i love it! other folks at the range say it's a great bow for the price and better than many beginner bows you might find. my only very mild complaint is that it's a little loud on string vibration, but some silencers will probably fix that up. :)

(Posted on 12/2/12)

decent bow, great value Review by birdseye
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The good part is the price, given that the next step up in quality is going to run half-again to twice the cost of the Sage. The not-so is pretty much what you would expect for the price in component quality, assembly quality, and fit and finish.

Mine came with several deep scratches in the "dymondwood" part of the riser, partially filled in with the thick coat of finish that covers the entire riser. Dymondwood is a fairly soft wood and resin engineered material, and while strong and stable, isn't particularly dent-resistant. On the other hand, if you want to customize the grip, it works well with sandpaper, and an oil touch up brings the surface to almost the exact same appearance as the original finish. The lighter laminations were in good shape, but I will only call them that, since the grain is coarser than any maple I have ever seen, and is only partially filled in with the finish.

More bothersome than that was the attachment of the limb pockets. There was an intense buzzing over the first few shots, and hand-tightening the limb bolts did not help. On disassembly, I looked at the heads of the screws holding the pockets to the limbs themselves, and the heads of two of the four were mildly butchered, leaving metal sticking up, and one was angled slightly and protruding above the surface. All were tight, so I put two strips of 7 mil vinyl tape over the interior surface, which silenced things completely.

With those and a few other tweaks, the bow shoots amazingly well for the price, close to the same ballpark as my much more expensive bows, and more than fulfills its mission as a general recreational bow that at 25#, I can shoot all day with my wife and daughter. Even with the nits, highly recommended.

(Posted on 11/19/12)

dig it! Review by armytrpt
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I got into archery with my sons this fall after many years of the wife saying no. (I finally won!!!)
After I got some properly spined arrows, I have nothing bad to say about the bow. I'm still only shooting at 10yds most of the time because I only get to shoot on the weekends, but the bow is smooth to draw, and the grip is comfortable. The arrows go where ever I aim, good or bad, but the bad is user error.
It's not the prettiest bow out there, but this isn't a fashion show.
The string that came with it was crap, but a new flemish string is working great (I just have to fine tune the brace height)
Get a durable arrow rest (i'm using the soft side of velcro).
Some string siencers are nice, too.
I would strongly rec this bow for anyone interested in picking up trad archery.

(Posted on 11/16/12)

Ol' phart finds a bow he likes Review by Donald L Jones
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OK, so two years ago I bought a 25# horse bow and loved it. I am 65 and never shot a bow before so it took me a year of shooting 50 arrows a day to work my way out to 40 feet with most arrows going inside a 10” circle. In the middle of that I had to quit for a while because of tendonitis and shoulder socket problems. When I felt up to it I bought the Sage with 25# limbs and rearranged my back yard to give me a 60 foot range. I am now up to 35# limbs at 60 ft and still putting the arrows in the same 10” circle with the help of a 6 ½ oz. counterweight and bow sling so that I can relax my grip. Having carbon arrows spines as recommended by a local bow shop helps a lot too. It is my favorite (even over a compound I bought in the meantime.) Oh sure, the compound is more accurate, but not by that much and it feels almost like cheating. So about the Sage. I heard a lot about finish. I have no complaints. I heard about socket problems. I did have to tighten the wood screw in the top pocket as it was not quite straight and the edge of it was above the level of the pocket bed – two minute fix, including digging the right size screwdriver out of my tool box. I use silencer felt at the ends of the limbs to silence the bow and some brush buttons to keep from ripping leaves out of the bushes adjacent to the flight path. I am going to switch from hair plates to an arrow rest and plunger. Shucks, at the rate I am going now, I will have better accuracy with the Sage than with the compound. It has inserts for a sight and can use my release. What else would I need? Actually, I think I will use what I have learned with the Sage to go back to the horse bow I started with.

(Posted on 10/14/12)

smiles all around Review by metricinch
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Another satisfied Samick Sage owner! Excelent fit and finish, especially for the price point. Great shooting bow. All the amazing reviews are deserved!

(Posted on 10/5/12)

Teh best bow EVER!!! Review by John
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I've had this bow for a month now and it is one of the most accurate bows you will find at this price!!!

(Posted on 9/4/12)

super sweet Review by johnston
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I build, shoot and hunt with primitive bows but wanted a no fail backup. I researched the Sage for over a year on the multitude of sites that sell them. Hell, I even called folks that had purchased them.The price had me scared you understand, and I shoot a lot. Ordered one, put a thousand arrows thru it and then ordered another set of limbs. Plans are to buy another with yet a different set of limbs so to have two risers and 3 different limb weights.

Anyone who doesn't like this bow,irregardless of price, simply needs to learn a little about archery in general before they buy a bow made by anyone else. Best deal of any kind I have ever seen. Except maybe Viagra and you can't put a price on some things...

(Posted on 8/17/12)

Great bow, nothing to complain about for the price Review by Stubborncuss
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60# - 62" - RH
Out of the box, this was a good bow. With no modifications, I took it outside and shot 50 arrows at a target 10yrds away. It was loud, vibrated my hand, and the limbs had a good amount of play (moved left to right about 1/8"). I was very concerned about the limbs being so loose because I could move them to the left and the string would not even line up with the arrow rest at all. Then I would move them to the far right, and it would line up perfectly.

1st Mod - Dr. Scholls moleskin (sticky on one side). I cut it to shape (the entire bottom of the rest) and punched a 1/2" hole for the big screw, then stuck it inside the limb rest. This reduced the vibration so much that I cannot tell it ever had a vibration problem.

2nd Mod - A single piece of electrical tape on the left side of the limb rest to push the limbs back to the right. One piece was enough for a snug fit. I tried a piece on both sides, but could not fit the limbs into the rest it was so tight. Instead of folding the excess tape over the outside of the rest, I took a razor knife and trimmed it so that it is only on the inside. You cannot even tell its there, and the limbs are now SOLID with no movement.

3rd Mod - String silencers. The ones I used were loose in my tackle box and I do not know the type. They look like ninja stars and they are made of a soft rubber material. Needless to say, they work great and the stock string is way quieter.

With these three mods the bow has a whole new life. I will soon be purchasing some lighter limbs. I have a vintage Ben Pearson 58# recurve and that is what I judged the draw weight off of, but it seems to have lost a LOT of power over the years because this 60# Sage is about twice as hard to draw. I wish I could shoot it all day, but my arms are tired after 50 or so shots. Time to hit the gym!

(Posted on 8/8/12)

i liked it alot Review by rj
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I own a hoyt epoch a custom long bow and a bear recurve . Just purchased a samick sage 50 # takedown . I added limb dampner & beaver balls string silencers . It's a kick butt white tail hunting machine . At 20 yards after a few hours shooting at 20 yards I am 85% in 4 inch circle It's huntable quiet 90% hand sock gone . I now have my go to hunting bow . Thank you Mr Samick .

(Posted on 7/22/12)

Not what I expected Review by Ang
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I bought a PSE Mustang and it was fun but after 2 Days the limb bubbled and looked to be cracking, and then the string started to come undone so I returned it and bought The Sage and I immediately out shot the PSE amazing bow awesome price. for beginners and masters.

(Posted on 7/20/12)

More fun than a truckload of bottlerockets. OK, maybe not, but close. Review by Bigfootfreak
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I waltzed into Lancaster Archery and was helped by Nate, who told me what he thought I needed to get started. The bow was out of stock, so I figured I would just order it and wait a month for it to arrive. It arrived by the end of the week. Awesome. I think it looks really nice. The limbs are smooth and sleek, and the riser has a satin finish over laminated hardwoods. I'm a woodworker and I really am not a fan of wood that looks like shiny plastic. After my arrows were selected and ready, I came home and shot a it a few dozen times. I have never shot a recurve before, so I didn't really know what I was doing. Luckily, Youtube had a few videos to help me get started. I set it up and got it ready in no time. I think it shoots great (keep in mind that I am new to this). I got the 35# limbs for target shooting in the backyard and I can actually hit the target. Oh sure, I'm still learning, but most of the shots I have been shooting have been consistent. If you are thinking of purchasing a bow to have a little fun with and don't have a ton of money to spend, I would suggest this bow. The folks at Lancaster Archery were nice and helpful. I was concerned that since I was new to this that I would get a funny look, but they treated me well.

(Posted on 7/15/12)

Will it last? Review by Gooey
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I have had this bow for about a year and love the way it shoots..... But the laminent is already starting to separate on the tips of the limbs. I never place the bow on the ground and it is happening on the upper and lower limb. I know these can be rePlaced but should I really have to? I have shot recurves that are 30 and 40 some years and they don't have this issue.

(Posted on 7/14/12)

Great bow for a beginner, and probably anybody for that matter. Review by BrettP
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This is my first bow. I've shot with it almost every day for about a month now, and I have really struggled to find anything wrong with it. Cosmetically it looks fantastic. To shoot, it feels smooth and consistent. All of the hardware on it appears to be of good quality, all the threading are in good shape and are smooth. Obviously the price cant be complained about.

The only thing I've had and trouble with on this bow is that when shooting split fingers with a sight at <30 yrds the position the sight is in is partially or completely obscured by the riser as the window is somewhat small. I have had to switch to shooting 3 under to be able to use a sight effectively, but that has been without consequence.

I have been so happy with this bow, and it has really given me room to grow in my archery journey. For the price, this is the bow to buy to get started in shooting recurve.

(Posted on 6/21/12)

Good value and price Review by Maine e ack
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Just recieved my Samick Sage from Lancaster archery. The delivery was much faster for a backorder than I ever expected. Kudos to you folks at Lancaster. I put my Sage together last night and looked the bow over good . The limbs looked great. How ever the finishing touches on the riser was alittle less than I expected. The wood could have been smoother (Lots of divets Pocks) The brass Inserts could have been done a little better . Looks like It was a rush job.Thats the only thing negative about it. Other than that a great bow for your hard earned dollar.

(Posted on 5/3/12)

Great value for the money Review by Bowslinger
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Very impressed with the overall performance and price value. Tested a 50# . 4 out of 7 were in the bull at 15yds. Very minor hand shock. How do you go wrong for $129.98 ? I just took back a $200.00 Martin x-150 because I couldn't get rid of the hand shock. This bow may not be as pretty but the preformance can't be beat for your hard earned dollars. I am hunting with this bow and wanted to get a little more yardage ,Hence the 50#.

(Posted on 5/2/12)

Great Price, Great Bow Review by New Archer
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I purchased this bow LH, 35lbs about 2 months ago. I have a 30+" draw, so I'm pulling around 40lbs. Started off shooting with a rest, but have changed to off the shelf. Very good entry level bow, that shots like a much higher priced bow. Very consistent, smooth, quiet bow. If you can net one, buy it. You won't regret it.

(Posted on 4/13/12)

another good review Review by tyler
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Nothing i can add to the prior reviews. Decided to review to add another good review to the overall number as this bow is great! Only complaint is that the handgrip could use some more contouring as it is a little blocky.

(Posted on 4/12/12)

5 stars Review by Mike
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After surgery shoulder, I sold my $1000 custom recurve. The next year, my shoulder was healing so I bought a 40lb. Samick Sage. To my surprise, the Sage shot every bit as well as the custom. Perhaps the finish is not up to that of a custom, but the function certainly is. The draw is smooth and even (no stacking). I plan to buy heavier limbs for this bow as my shoulder strength progresses. The ONLY reason the Sage should be considered a beginner bow is the price. I don't use accessories like sights, or bow quivers or stabilizers, but if I did, the Sage is already drilled to accept them. It's the best buy in traditional archery.

(Posted on 4/8/12)

Bow is great . Review by BrutalSister
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The bow is everything I had heard ,fast ( after stringing w/ FF) well made,for the money a better deal doesnt exist.However, the 58" FF( DynaFlight, Fast Flight ect) gives a brace height that is way too high.The dacron string that came with the bow is marked 58.46 " .That is perfect for the bow as it will stretch to 59".Guys AMO on a recurve is 3" .. not 4 " consequently the 58" FF string you guys sold me extra gives a brace height well over an inch higher than recommended at 81/4 "max.

(Posted on 4/7/12)

good bow that can easily be made great Review by Caleb
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I have a sage 60# 60 is a little over kill for whitetail but I love it I killed a diamond back and used the snake skin to wrap the front of the limbs it looks great I put a pair of limb saver vibration stopers felt limb pads where the string hits the limb and beaver fur string silencers my sage is as guiet and shoots as good as any one could want and with my upgrades it looks like a much more exspesive bow I shoot gold tip traditional arrows with 125 fieldpoints my arrows are about 11 dolars a piece but a good arrow makes the bow shoot so much better I recomend this bow for everyone

(Posted on 2/18/12)

a great buy Review by don w
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for a great bow. i recently accuired a 45# sage. and i must say, this bow is great! i've "Been around" archery and recuve bows for a while now. i may soon order another set of limbs for it.

i shoot three fingers under; all i had to do was set the nock set height and bracing height and shoot. the bow surprised me very pleasantly by being very accurate and very quiet.

i would not hesitate to recommend this bow to any level of archer/bowhunter. i wish i had obtained one sooner!

(Posted on 2/11/12)

bow Review by cisco
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For the price ? i thing its a awesome bow, cant find anything as good for what you pay for the sage. I'm shooting with my friends head to head with predators, hoyt etc and the sage performs as well. Totally recomended.

(Posted on 2/3/12)

Great Intro Bow Review by Phillip Stapleton
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I've been shooting with this bow for 2 weeks now and it's great! As good as any of the higher priced rentals I've been using. A word of warning to your Canadian buyers though, there will be an extra $25 in tax added to ship it here. Well worth the money, even with that added in.

(Posted on 1/30/12)

This is not a bow for a someone new to archery Review by Sam
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Although the quality of the bow seems good enough, I'm disappointed that in the box were the 2 limbs, riser, and a string - nothing else. No instructions at all on how to install the limbs, how to string the bow (no bow stringer included), how to set it up, how to tune it, or how to maintain it. In fact there isn't a single scrap of paper in the box !
I can't recommend this bow to a new shooter (like myself) as i've now had to order a stringer, nocks, etc as well as find out from others how to set it up.

Poor documentation from Samick.

(Posted on 1/26/12)

Fantastic Bow Review by Mike
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We got two 35#, one for my 65 year old dad and one for myself. I can shoot this bow all day and my dad has a great time with it too.

I was pleasantly surprised to see it was ready to go for a sight/quiver/stabilizer/sling. The string was already served. I put a little bear paw fur on the arrow rest and it shoots very straight.

Thanks Lancaster and Samick!

(Posted on 1/3/12)

Awesome Bow Review by Michelle Olson
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I'm a woman with smallish hands and this bow has been just great so far. Lovely grip and weight. I got the 25# and haven't upgraded anything yet.

(Posted on 11/30/11)

Good Bow Review by Greg Randolph
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This is my first recurve bow and I am really impressed at the quality for this price. I have probably shot it 3,000+ times with no problems. I am learning instinctive, so I set it up with a bear hair shelf rest and a stone mountain flemish twist string. I am completely happy with it.

(Posted on 11/8/11)

Pleasantly Surprised Review by Bill J
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I bought this bow when it first came out in #35 because my shoulder was sore from shooting my #45 bows. I have been so happy with this bow I ordered #40 limbs and plan on getting another riser soon. I rarely shoot those other bows anymore. The grip fits my hand perfectly and this bow shoots great!

(Posted on 10/30/11)

great Review by Jim
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Bought the 55# and love it. very accurate bow. Got the new string and set my brace height to about 8 to 8 1/2. Shoots carbons very flat and fast using a small flipper rest and a plunger. All purchased from Lancaster Archery. Had to tighten the limb bolts quite a bit though. The bow is a pleasant surprise to any archer. Makes me want another Samick!

(Posted on 10/28/11)

can't go wrong for the price. Review by e
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I have shot thousands of arrows through this so called beginner bow. It has as nice a feel as any recurve I have ever shot, most of these were worth hundreds more than my samick. If you want to give traditional archery a try without spending a small fortune, this is your bow.

(Posted on 10/24/11)

This is a Keeper!! Review by Chaseman
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I've been shooting this 40# Sage for 1 year now. It was my 1st bow. I have since added a 40# Martin Stick & a vintage 52# Browning Nomad Staker to my collection. So with 3 bows to my name it's the Sage which is most often in my hand. I find the draw smooth & consistent with no hand shock. I customized the grip using a rasp and sand paper so I might better imitate the hand position suggested by Fred Asbell. I decreased the diameter of the hand grip at the thumb, index & middle finger position, this accomplished two things; 1. I'm able to hold the bow on a cant with just thumb and two fingers there by keeping my wrist & arm on much the same plane. 2. The top of my hand is now directly under and closer to the arrow shelf. Then of course I refinished it with 3 coats of polyurethane and it looks Marvelous! I’m still fussing with the brace height currently I’m at 81/4. The bow does make a little noise but I recently put on ‘brush buttons’ and 80% of the string noise is gone. I’m new to sport but I think I Really lucked out with the Sage being my 1st bow. If you want to read an expert analysis of this bow go to PeteWard.com

(Posted on 8/30/11)

Excellent quality at a great price Review by LT
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Awesome bow to transition from a compound to traditional archery. Nicely built, very little hand shock. Buy a quality flemish twist string and add some silencers and it is ready to hunt. Can't go wrong for the price.

(Posted on 8/7/11)

amazing bow, well made and was at my door in four days Review by dirk
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The finish was good quality and looks great. The bow was easy to string without a stringer.
if you are hesitant because of the price, get one its worth it.

(Posted on 8/4/11)

Excellent Bow for an excellent price Review by Bernie Gray
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I have shot expensive custom made bows that didn't shoot one bit better than this one. I can shoot this bow as good as a lot of guy's I know shooting $800.00 custom bows. I was apprehensive about the price at first, the usual thinking...inexpensive can't mean good, but I gave it a shot and I'm very happy with it. Even though it's reffered to as a "beginners bow", I do not think of it that way. This is a bow you can shoot with just for fun or hunt with it with as much confidence as any Traditional bow out there. It has a much better grip (smaller)than the other Samicks I have shot (Spikeman & SHB) and once you do a few things, string silencers, better string, padding under the limbs, it's just as quiet as any other out there. For the price, you simply can't go wrong.

(Posted on 7/27/11)

excellent Review by critman
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Excellent bow quality for a great price. I wouldn't have been able to begin shooting traditional archery without finding this bow!

(Posted on 7/17/11)

Excellent price and well built Review by Michael Ashton-Moore
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Great bow with a fantastic price for this quality. Being a newbie I could start light and buy new limbs if I wanted to. It has all of the bushings ready for plungers and stabilizers etc. Basically an ideal beginner bow for an adult who wants to grow.

(Posted on 7/13/11)

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