Samick Sage Takedown Recurve Bow
|Price:||$115.00 - $159.94|
- THIS 62" BOW INCLUDES: B-50 Bow String and Arrow Rest
- Pre-installed Brass Bushings for Brass Plunger, Stabilizer, Sight, and Quiver
- Limbs are Hard Maple with Black Fiberglass; Single Tapered Knob and Metal Limb Pocket Design
- RECOMMENDED MAX DRAW LENGTH: 29"
- RECOMMENDED BRACE HEIGHT: 7 1/4 inch to 8 1/4 inch
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62" Takedown Recurve Bow for up to 29" Draw (Samick Journey recommended for longer draw) Economical, Entry to Intermediate Level Bow.
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The first thing is that there are 400 different opinions on everything in archery, and the "best" one really is what you have narrowed down for yourself!
1) Only buy the bow at first (online): then visit an archery store, archery range, archery instructor (not a sporting goods chain). They will be HAPPY to assist you in what else you will need; i.e. glove/tab, what arrows, bow stringer, rest, etc. Don't purchase these with your Sage initially (online), as you will probably buy the wrong stuff or stuff you don't need!
2) Buy lower pound limbs; 25# to 35#. In traditional archery form is EVERYTHING. It is much easier to perfect your form with lighter limbs. You can always buy heavier limbs later... they aren't that expensive.... that's one of the reasons to buy a take-down bow!
3) Figure out which eye is your dominant one. Not always, but most of the time, the "handed" bow you need doesn't correspond to your dominant hand, but your dominant EYE. Luckily, most people's dominant eye is also their dominant hand, but not always. I learned this the hard way! I am right-handed, but left-eyed. I naturally bought a right-handed bow, but later learned I needed a left-handed one.... It was awkward at first using my "off-hand", but my aim using my "strong-eye" was MUCH better.
4) Visit the website "hunters friend". At the bottom of it's homepage, in the help section, is a link to Carbon Arrow University. This is an extremely useful guide to understanding archery. It is easy to read and understand and helped me tremendously. Also, 3 Rivers Archery and Lancaster Archery are companies with good reputations when you are looking to expand your kit. (I am not affiliated with ANY of these companies... just helpful things I have found)
I hope this helps you, and BUY THE SAGE!!!!! It really is a top shelf starter bow, I love mine!!!!
THEN I started to assemble it.
The lower bow limb mounted properly. Everything lined up correctly and fit just right.
The UPPER limb though, was not so nicely done. I tried repeatedly to make it fit. The limb would fit in the track, but the bolt wouldn't line up properly and would lock up because of it. Next attempt, I tried installing the bolt through the limb first, THEN placing it into the riser to screw it in... the limb was mis-aligned by over an EIGHTH OF AN INCH! Don't they have a quality inspection department or something? The bow was completely useless due to this issue.
But even though I paid for a new one, it wasn't worth the hassle of sending it back for a new one. As long as it works out of package, I'd deal with it. But it didn't. The bottom aluminum limb insert pocket was damaged. So much so that limb wouldn't fit into it. Also, the screws that held the insert pocket in place we're stripped.
I'd be fully able to fix this with maybe a hacksaw and some pliers. But I paid for a brand new product. This is completely unacceptable.
I've contacted Hunter's Bundle about it. I will update this review when they reply. Hopefully things go well.
UPDATE - I'm changing from one star to three stars. They responded to my message very promptly and they accepted full responsibility on their end to replace the bow with a brand new one. I actually live out in Hawaii so shipping is just going to take too long. Therefore I've decided to just keep the bow and fix it myself. It works perfectly fine now.
I bought this bow back in March and have almost had it for 2 months now. I have to say I absolutely love this bow! I've had no issues with the limbs, strings, or riser. My accuracy has improved and I've had no technical failures with this bow. I am just shooting off the shelf as the arrow rest that came with the bow was cheap. As long as you get arrows with feather fletchings you should be fine. Also for the brace height 8 1/8" seems to work really well. The bow is pretty loud but that can fixed somewhat. The picture I attached is my groupings after about 2 months of shooting from 20 yards away.