Samick Sage: A Good Way to Get Started
If you are looking to get into Archery or if you’ve been shooting Compound bows for years and are curious about traditional archery, then you might consider getting your hands on a Samick Sage: http://www.3riversarchery.com/product.asp?i=2490X
Samick is a South Korean company and if you follow competitive archery at all, you know that the Koreans are arguably the best recurve shooters in the world.
First off, the Samick Sage is usually priced around 140.00.
Second, it’s a real nice shooting bow and I’ve put thousands of arrows through mine with no problems whatsoever.
Third, it’s a take down so it’s great for camping, long treks etc. It’s also got bushings for an elevated rest, sights, stabilizer and can be set up as a real sweet bowfishing rig.
Now, if you’re thinking of going hunting next fall with your Sage, you better buy it now and get to practicing, especially if you think you’re going to go traditional and shoot instinctively. It can take years to get accurate enough to make a humane kill shooting instinctively and heck some people never attain the necessary skill. So if by next fall you still can’t consistently group arrows in a pie plate at 15 yards then slap a sight on your Sage and shoot it that way (I can hear the purists gasping).
Finally, this thing is just plain fun to shoot. First thing I do when I get off work (especially once deer archery season ends) is go out back and put some arrows downrange.
So again, if you are thinking of getting into archery or traditional archery, this may be the bow for you:
(Also check out the PSE Mustang http://www.pse-archery.com/products/category/4220.127.116.11.16352.40918.104.22.168#.TyF-0KWmhIE)