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/445.5.1.1.16352.40945.0.0.0#.TyF-0KWmhIE)

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4 Responses to “Samick Sage: A Good Way to Get Started”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    That’s a good looking bow.

  2. post more

  3. Kid Dillon Says:

    I just got a Samick Journey and love it. Same as the Sage but 4″ longer. I would like to know what arrow rest you have on your Sage and did you have any issues with setting centershot for it. What spine arrows are you using. I am using Bemans ICS Hunter 340 and they seem to work fine, just everyonce in a while they start to fly irratical. Any suggestions?

    • I started with a cheap rest I bought at Academy. It’s an Allen Company Sharpshooter rest and it works great. The NAP centerest is also a good choice I’ve had success with. I have 45 pound limbs and a pair of 40 pound limbs. I’ve had the most success with Victory V6 500’s cut anywhere from 27 to 29 inches with 125 grain points. But I’ve also shot Easton aluminum arrows, uncut Beeman 500’s, 26 inch 600 carbon arrows with 150 grain tips….With a recurve, there is a lot more trial and error involved with arrow/broadhead/field point selection. Spine charts are a good place to start but you will have to shoot a lot of different arrows/broadheads/ field points to really dial in. Erratic arrow flight could be any number of things so it’s hard to say; inconsistent release point; damaged fletching; improper fletching alignment; poorly constructed arrow; mismatched field point. What pound limbs are you shooting?

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