The Samick Sage ILF Takedown bow has been (in our opinion) a HUGELY successful entry level bow.
Overall the Sage is an excellent bow. Not just an excellent bow for the price, but an excellent bow by anybody’s standard.
It will shoot as well as bows in higher price brackets.
The Sage is something you may well be just as happy seeing mounted on your wall as well as shooting comfortably and accurately with.
It’s a great recurve bow.
Good for both hunting and recreational archers who target shoot.
It’s one the first bows we recommend to people new to archery.
A great bow that can be expanded as your archery skill grows.
Because the bow is a takedown you can upgrade the limbs as you improve
A very solid economical bow that will grow with the archer
What we think about this bow
The Samick is a fantastic starter bow. You do get a lot of bow for your money. But the bow does stack at the back end a little.
‘Stacking’ means the bow gets more difficult to pull the nearer you get towards the end of draw.
If you’re planning to shoot for a few hours your arms will get tired faster because of the stacking.
If you don’t like the sound of this we can recommend the better Buck Trail 2018 Blackhawk, or the superb Oakridge Ash Fieldbow (our current top beginner bow). Obviously these bows costs a little more but they’re easier shoot. And easier to shoot over longer periods too. And they are smoother shoot too. Both are better bows. But the choice is yours.