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Old 08-30-2018, 09:21 AM   #1
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Looking at possibly getting into trad. Figured I'd like to start out with a takedown I can get different limbs for as i progress. Seems best to start out around 30-35lbs and as I get better go up from there. Any suggestions? Hopefully keeping it in the 2-300 range. Thanks.
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Old 08-30-2018, 09:59 AM   #2
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You can get a brand new Samick Sage takedown recurve for under $150. Ditch the string that comes on it, and replace with a good flemish twist string, and you will be good to go. They are not the prettiest recurves out there, but they function well, and are a great starter bow. You can get new limb sets for about $70 as you progress. Also, if for some wierd reason you did not take to trad shooting, you can resell the Sage with not too bad of a loss.

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Old 08-30-2018, 10:42 AM   #3
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Bisch pretty much nailed it. The sage is also a proven killer. I killed my first critter with one and used it for bowfishing after I moved on to a prettier bow.
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Old 08-30-2018, 10:45 AM   #4
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^^^ this^^^
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Old 08-30-2018, 10:59 AM   #5
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+1 on the Samick Sage. Itís the Remington 870 of Trad Archery.


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Old 08-30-2018, 11:04 AM   #6
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Bisch pretty much nailed it. The sage is also a proven killer. I killed my first critter with one and used it for bowfishing after I moved on to a prettier bow.

Did the same myself!!


Then took some crappie tourney winning and picked up a new to me stick slinger!!



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Old 08-30-2018, 11:19 AM   #7
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Thank guys. Definitely looks like the sage is the go to and have money left for arrows,glove,etc
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Old 08-30-2018, 12:24 PM   #8
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The next thing you need to work out... and this is the most important... is finding somebody in your area who shoots traditional to teach you up a little. Just one hour spent with somebody who has been shooting trad for more than a couple years will help you tremendously.
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Old 08-30-2018, 12:35 PM   #9
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The next thing you need to work out... and this is the most important... is finding somebody in your area who shoots traditional to teach you up a little. Just one hour spent with somebody who has been shooting trad for more than a couple years will help you tremendously.
Yes I would like to find someone nearby that could help me out a bit. I have the room in my backyard for practice up to 60yds or so and a ton of rabbits to practice on as well.
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Old 08-30-2018, 02:05 PM   #10
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The Sage is definately not a pretty bow but it isn't actually that ugly. It is a shooter though for sure. You will not regret the purchase.
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Old 08-30-2018, 03:54 PM   #11
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Yes I would like to find someone nearby that could help me out a bit. I have the room in my backyard for practice up to 60yds or so and a ton of rabbits to practice on as well.
Some people have all the luck!
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Old 08-30-2018, 04:08 PM   #12
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Some people have all the luck!
You can have em! Lol been hell keeping them from eating my whole backyard. Taken quite a few with my kids bb gun but doesnt put a dent in the population.
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Old 08-30-2018, 04:11 PM   #13
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Following, been considering doing the same thing.


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Old 08-31-2018, 07:06 AM   #14
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My first one was a Samick Sage also. They're hard to beat for the money, and I still take mine on every hunting trip out of town as a backup bow. In fact it'll be going to Colorado as my backup in a couple days.
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Old 08-31-2018, 08:56 AM   #15
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You can have em! Lol been hell keeping them from eating my whole backyard. Taken quite a few with my kids bb gun but doesnt put a dent in the population.
Now you are just bragging!
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Old 09-02-2018, 03:23 PM   #16
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Get a sage. I love mine. Been shooting trade for about 25 years and owned many bows. I can afford to shoot any bow I want. Honestly I see no reason to replace my sage. I have 35 and 50 lb limbs for mine. Start light and work your way up!

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Old 09-06-2018, 06:07 AM   #17
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I have two Sages. They are boxy looking but that can be fixed.
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Old 09-11-2018, 02:36 PM   #18
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The next thing you need to work out... and this is the most important... is finding somebody in your area who shoots traditional to teach you up a little. Just one hour spent with somebody who has been shooting trad for more than a couple years will help you tremendously.
I have a Sage but need the help you speak of. I am willing to travel, any suggestions? I know now is probably a bad time with Texas deer season coming in but I really would like to ditch the cams and cables ASAP!
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:28 PM   #19
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I have a Sage but need the help you speak of. I am willing to travel, any suggestions? I know now is probably a bad time with Texas deer season coming in but I really would like to ditch the cams and cables ASAP!
Traditional is like golf.. Can a coach get you to play a round tomorrow.. YES Can he have you shooting in the 60's next month.. NO

I'd plan on pulleys and wheels this year
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:15 AM   #20
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If you want something a bit prettier than the Sage, and only about $50 more, take a look at the Galaxy Ember at Lancaster Archery Supply. It's an ILF set up, so you can change limbs as your skills increase, but unlike the Sage you can change to any ILF limb, it doesn't have to be from the same manufacturer.

A good coach can save you years of learning how to do things incorrectly and then correcting them. I recommend John Magera, in Columbus. He's an excellent coach.
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Old 09-18-2018, 07:41 AM   #21
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I have two Sages. They are boxy looking but that can be fixed.


Those look great!

Cannot go wrong with a Sage. I have shot several of the galaxy bows, and have been impressed as well.


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Old 09-18-2018, 11:00 AM   #22
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I do have a sage now thanks to jmark100. Have been shooting when I can and had jmark100 son and another one of my friends that shoots trad over sunday for some target shooting. Definitely is addicting.

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Old 09-18-2018, 12:32 PM   #23
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