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    • William Warren
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      Well, I got a Samick Sage last month. Now that I have shot it awhile I thought I would sort of review it.

      First the workmanship and finish on the one I received is very nice. The laminated riser looks very nice. The limbs fit cleanly in the guides and for all who were wondering the no tool needed limb bolts are quality made. It is hard to tell this from any of the photos I was able to find of this part of the bow. The string is an endless loop probably D-50 with Brownell like braided serving. On mine the alignment when strung is perfect from limb tip to limb tip. I got the 50# limbs that make a 62″ bow. Some Carbon Express arrows I had on hand with 145 gr tips are shooting great from it at my draw length of 26.5″ Not sure of my total arrow weight. My shooting in general is not that great but even an old guy can stack em in there once in a while. The only things I would change would be maybe a Fast Flight string and on the riser on the belly side where the limbs make up to the riser it seems Samick could round that off a little more instead of leaving it squared off. For the money I think it is a great bow that functions well.

      The old guy in an old Woolrich Jacket Shirt

      The Samick stump shooting.

    • Stephen Graf
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      I think their one piece recurve is a really nice looking bow. It shoots really well too. I’ve been thinking about getting one for bow fishing…

      Although… the fellow I blowfish a lot with uses them. He had 3 delaminate last season.

      Not sure what that’s about.

    • David Coulter
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      From one old guy to another, thanks for the review. One of these might be in order as my kids grow out of their Pilgrims. Thanks, dwc

    • Ralph
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      I have my Sage working for me again. I loaned it to a friend and when he brought it back, good grief he had things messed up. Took my rests off, tied yarn for about 4″ down the string from the string nocks ( the only knot he knows is a half hitch so that was about a million half hitches to get removed:cry:) ). He put Velcro everywhere on the limbs, put a elevated rest on it then said it “don’t shoot for ***t”. I imagine not cause he never moved the nock set.:roll:

      So for some feller my bows are off limits. 🙂

      Anyway I have her all tuned back and shooting those woodies real well. She’s a 45#’r

      I also have have a Samick Red Stag, 40#, on the light side for me but good for working on form, that is nice to shoot

    • William Warren
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      Steve,

      That time you and I went bowfishing I was shooting a Samick Volcano, a 58″ bow that is 45# @ 28″. I like the shorter bows for bowfishing so I don’t slap the gunnels with the lower limb but I think I could make the 62″ bow work too.

      Do you think the delams happened due to heat like maybe storing in a hot vehicle? Does your friend bow fish alot during hot weather? I’ve shot my 40# limbs in all conditions for a year now and so far no problems.

      DCW

      The Sage should be great for the kids to grow with.

      R2

      I’m actually shooting mine with a weather rest. I see alot of people shooting them off the shelf like yours is set up. Mine is fairly quiet with just a couple of those string leeches and the carbon arrows. I think my nocks are kind of tight though and I’m wondering do I go to a skinnier string or are there other nock options for the carbon arrows?

    • Stephen Graf
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      We blowfish mostly at night. So I don’t know that heat is a problem. The bow defiantly doesn’t get babied though… Banged around, wet, etc… I’m calling it bad luck is all.

      Although,tThe bow is stored in a shed when not being used. So maybe humidity is a problem.

    • Ralph
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      Duncan, mine shoots quiet off the shelf. My friend’s problem was not moving the nock set to match the elevated rest and he also had the brace height a 1/2″ too low. No bow will function properly that way. Poor bow was being mistreated.

      I shot the Sage only about 10 times before I built a 12 strand fastflite and put on it. That made a different bow out of it. Much smoother and quite.

      I have an acquaintance who is a Samick dealer and he told me that there has been some problems with limbs twisting on some of the Samick one piece recurves. He said he’s going to investigate and I’ll let all know if/when I learn anything.

      Someone has been watching me. If I’d known my TP would have attacked me.

    • critch
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      I have a 45# Samick Sage and I have to concur with you, it’s a great bow. I ordered a Flemish string for mine and I shoot some wood arrows I got from RMS Gear…it draws smooth.

    • David Becker
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      For all you Sage-ophiles that might not know, Samick now makes a bow called the “Journey.” It’s the same exact riser as the Sage, but it’s a 64″ bow, vs the Sage’s 62″, and they explicitly state you can put Journey limbs on a Sage riser.

      It turns out I have a 30.5″ to 31″ draw length (76″ wingspan) so I’m thinking when I upgrade to 45# limbs I might get the longer limbs.

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