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Samick Sage Recurve Review

BassBoysLLP

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Thanks for the reply. Just don’t think I’ll be ready this year for the Trad bow but want to get my ducks in a row for next year.


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I treat them as distinct weapons. Less than 30 yards is trad. 30 to maybe 100 yards is compound but critters move and arrows move slow so that 100 quickly gets less. After that you are looking at boom sticks.

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Broadheads are like motor oil discussions. Everyone has a favorite and a reason why it is their favorite. But in reality, there is really not a bad traditional head out there. The great thing about most traditional broadheads is they are rock solid and bullet proof. The best broadhead you can shoot is the one that you can get shaving sharp. I prefer 2 blade heads but there are quality 3 and 4 blade heads out there that are great too.
There are several broadhead sharpening aids out there to help those that are challenged sharpening broadheads. The nice thing about sharpening your own heads is you have complete control of the quality of sharpening process. You can touch up your heads during the season as well. Most bowhunters who shoot replacement blade heads never check them for sharpness when they take the broadheads nor replacement blades out of the package. I've seen broadheads so dull that you couldn't cut yourself if you tried straight out of the package. Rare is the bowhunter shooting replacement blades who checks his blades for sharpness. Most won't even change blades that have become dull over the season that haven't been shot because "they are still new". Blades will dull over the season due to handling of your bow and the vibration from transporting you bow in your vehicles since many quivers hold the broadhead with the blades (and cutting edges) in contact with the foam. That contact along with the vibration slowly dulls the blade cutting edges so they will need touched up once or twice during the season.
 

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I treat them as distinct weapons. Less than 30 yards is trad. 30 to maybe 100 yards is compound but critters move and arrows move slow so that 100 quickly gets less. After that you are looking at boom sticks.

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I feel pretty comfortable out to 60. Don’t own or want a boomstick . I don’t have many years to learn much new but have wanted to try Trad for awhile and am not getting any younger.
All that being said I embarrassed myself last year so hope to do better this year.


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Broadheads are like motor oil discussions. Everyone has a favorite and a reason why it is their favorite. But in reality, there is really not a bad traditional head out there. The great thing about most traditional broadheads is they are rock solid and bullet proof. The best broadhead you can shoot is the one that you can get shaving sharp. I prefer 2 blade heads but there are quality 3 and 4 blade heads out there that are great too.
There are several broadhead sharpening aids out there to help those that are challenged sharpening broadheads. The nice thing about sharpening your own heads is you have complete control of the quality of sharpening process. You can touch up your heads during the season as well. Most bowhunters who shoot replacement blade heads never check them for sharpness when they take the broadheads nor replacement blades out of the package. I've seen broadheads so dull that you couldn't cut yourself if you tried straight out of the package. Rare is the bowhunter shooting replacement blades who checks his blades for sharpness. Most won't even change blades that have become dull over the season that haven't been shot because "they are still new". Blades will dull over the season due to handling of your bow and the vibration from transporting you bow in your vehicles since many quivers hold the broadhead with the blades (and cutting edges) in contact with the foam. That contact along with the vibration slowly dulls the blade cutting edges so they will need touched up once or twice during the season.
Sounds like the same as fish hooks. When tying a fly squash barb sharpen hook with file insert in vise.
This question might be dumb but why can’t you use the same heads as compound.
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Sounds like the same as fish hooks. When tying a fly squash barb sharpen hook with file insert in vise.
This question might be dumb but why can’t you use the same heads as compound.
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Back in my compound days, after going through the replacement blade heads, I wised up and started shooting 2 blade heads out of my compound bows. I learned to love them!!
Mechanical heads came about when the speed wars started in the compound industry and everyone was having tuning problems. A property tuned compound bow will shoot 2 blade heads like darts. The key is proper tuning.
 

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You're welcome.
Hey, IMHO, trad bowhunting is a journey not a destination. It isn't something that is an instant purchase, followed by instant proficiency, followed by instant gratification. The "instant bowhunter" concept is more reserved for the tech crowd. That equipment and mindset is all about the destination and get there as quickly and easily as possible.
I predict that during this bow season, you will look at the mechanical device you carry and feel like something is missing. I like feeling connected to the arrow. The more moving parts between me and my broadhead, the less connected I feel.
Trad is where its at

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I completely get where your coming from. I was a commercial fisherman for years and then came the net ban in Fl. I started taking people fishing and it came natural to me because I didn’t care about catching fish I had already caught a lot. But then to make myself more marketable I started flyfishing and fell into it head over heels. I would rather just throw a fly more than catch fish with conventional tackle. Then tying your own flies. I even taught a few classes. There is very little to compare with a Tarpon on fly at daylight. But I moved on from fishing and picked up a bow and fell head over heels the same as the fly rod. Now my passion is hunting Mature bucks with a bow on mostly public land. So Trad is the next step but season is open when I get home so I won’t be able to practice much. I would love to just jump in but not enough time to get ready.


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Really enjoying my Samick Sage. Switching to trad part time got me to rethink my arrow set up on my compound too. Now I shoot almost exclusively single bevel Grizzly heads with both. I figured that penetration is the most important factor in bleeding an animal out so I just went to maximize penetration. It doesn't hurt that the grizzly is way cheaper for 3 on 3 rivers than most other heads on the market.
 

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Saw a recurve heading into the bowshop at lunch. Have not seen that in a long time around here.
 

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After about a month with this thing I'll tell you... I'm still impressed. I have nothing to contrast against, but it is proving to be an awesome stickbow in the hands of this beginner. Anyone considering a Sage should go for it!

Certainly puts the pointy end in the right place if I do my part.
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