Samick Sage Takedown Recurve Bow
- Bow Sizing
- Special Orders
The Samick Classic Takedown Recurve bow also known as the "Samick Sage is quickly becoming an icon. Perfect for beginners in traditional archery as an economical, entry to intermediate level bow for draw length less than 29"offered in various poundages. From Samick Sports, it is formerly known as the Samick Sage.
We recommend a stringer to safely string and assemble this bow.
- 62” takedown recurve bow for up to 28” draw
- Compatible with older Samick models
- Dymondwood, Oak & Hard Maple laminated riser
- Limbs are Hard Maple with black fiberglass and independently sourced from select suppliers
- 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 bowstring and nock point.
FOR BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE ARCHERS, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND ORDERING 20# OR 25# TO START. HIGHER DRAW WEIGHT WILL RESULT IN POOR FORM OR POSSIBLE INJURIES.
A lot has already been said about the Sage. It's probably the most well-known option for an entry-level take-down recurve. Is it worth the hype? I think so. The Sage is a good looking, and well-made recurve. It has bushings for sights, plunger and stabilizer (or fishing reel!). The limbs can be installed without tools. The grip is not too deep (awkward for some beginners) or too big. The overall fit and finish is quite nice as well. The Sage is a dependable and multi-purpose bow that can be used for target shooting or even hunting (with the proper limbs). It shoots quite well as far as I'm concerned, with zero hand shock with my admittedly heavier wood arrows. It is a bit noisy, but recurves usually are. Also, it is somewhat on the heavier side, compared to other bows I own (though it probably isn't heavier than similar style bows, only heavier than one piece recurves or American longbows). The bow comes with a brass nocking point, a stick on arrow rest and of course a string. The supplied string felt a bit long and had to be twisted quite a bit to get a 7 3/4 brace height. It's a bit ironic that I've chosen to buy this bow AFTER buying a bunch of other ones (for most, the Sage will come earlier in the "collection") but I'm glad I did get one. It's fun to shoot, and versatile. I can pop in a 1 or 3 pin sight if I want and easily get new limbs for it. The Sage is still, after all these years, a very good option. Yes, there might be some weird and cheap knock-offs out there, but I'd rather pay 50$ more and get a Sage.
I haven't really had a chance to shoot it much yet but from what I have seen its been decent! I'm a little rusty but I can tell this bow will be one of my favs soon enough. the wood finish is a bit more of a cool brown than I expected though! i thought the wood was gonna have warmer colours but It looks almost green in some lighting! not a complaint, just an observation, still a nice ash brown finish. has a louder "THWACK" sound than i thought even though my brace height is good...i'll just have to put some rabbit fur on
Capable of good accuracy if you have good form. I wouldn't recommend going much past 28 in draw as it starts to stack. Seems to be quite rugged. I've put several hundred arrows through it in temps down to below 0C and I'm really bending those limbs at my draw length. Even trying string walking with it. The bow seems as good as new. Like the finish and look of the wood in the riser as well. Did find my bow hand tended to roll off to the side a bit. But I did the Jake Kaminski epoxy putty upgrade to the grip and it is perfect now.
I bought the #55 Samick Sage and have been shooting it for awhile. I have it set up to shoot of the rest and it's very consistent and accurate. This bow feels good in the hand and doesn't have too much vibration, it's perfect to take out to the range for the day or for a hunt.
The classic choice of beginner bow, works just as well as any other would. A little overrated but there isn't anything inherently wrong with the bow, just the lucky one that caught all the attention in a snowball effect of positive reviews. Mine came with limb bolts that need to be screwed in with a 4.5mm Allen key which it inconveniently didn't come with and wasn't a size on any set of keys I had, thankfully my neighbour had some. Unsure if this was an issue with just the package I got but keep that in mind. Comes with an arrow rest, brass nock point and a dacron string that I would advise all replacing for cheap, as the string's serving isn't great and may not match your arrows' nock fit, brass points I personally found a little finicky, and it's never a bad idea to have spare arrow rests in case anything happens to what you are using.
Bow sizing based on archer's height for Olympic Recurve
Olympic Recurve bows typically range in overall size from 66" to 70". Below is a rough guideline for new archers getting started in the sport.
- 5'5" or shorter = 66" bow
- 5'6" to 5'9" = 68" bow
- 5'10" or taller = 70" bow
The Height of a modern Olympic Recurve bow is dictated by a combination of the riser size and the limb size. Combining long limbs with two different size risers will result in two different size bows. The typical Olympic riser size is either 23, 25" and 27".
Bow sizing based on archer's Draw Length for Traditional Takedown
Please note, traditional recurve draw length is typically shorter than compound. If transitioning always scale down at least half an inch for draw length.
- 5'5" or shorter = 60" - 62" bow
- 5'6" to 5'9" = 62" - 66" bow
- 5'10" or taller = 66" - 68" plus, bow
These are rough guidelines for new archers so they get the most out of their new traditional equipment. For some takedown bows limb length is not a choice. After some experience you may find you like longer or shorter limbs.
The Height of traditional takedown bows will often be dictated by a combination of the riser size and the limb size. A 58" bow for example can be made up of any combination of limb and riser size that creates an overall length of 58".
Traditional Takedown bows can come in sizes anywhere from 52" all the way up to 70". Bows that are longer in length are typically used in tournament situations while bows shorter in total length are used for hunting.
Age and Experience guideline
- 14 years old or younger = poundage should be the as their age. Example 12 years old should be shooting 12# bow.
- 18 to 14 years old = 16# to 20# depending on body build and height
- Adult: Beginner = under 20#, Intermediate 22# to 28#, Advanced with experience = 30# and up.
Special orders receive top priority and are given prompt attention. While larger items like bows may not always be readily available, many special order items are consistently kept in stock. The general turnaround time for special orders is a minimum of 8 weeks, depending on the lead times set by the manufacturer.
Certain bows, such as custom target bows and high-quality traditional recurve bows, are exclusively made to order directly from the manufacturer.
In some instances, left-handed products like premium target equipment may experience unforeseen delays due to batch production by the manufacturer.
We strive to meet the deadlines mentioned above and make every effort to do so. However, there may be circumstances beyond our control that prevent us from meeting those deadlines. If such a situation arises, we will make every effort to rectify the issue. Special orders can be canceled or exchanged and are eligible for a refund after 8 weeks.