Hunt for a Recurve

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  1. Zesr88

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    So i know that this question has been done to death but I genuinely would like some knowledge from someone with a larger amount of experience than I. I have narrowed what I want down to 2 bows. Either the Sammick Sage or the PSE coyote. I need a hard use take-down that i can pack in. I really like the aluminum riser on the coyote but the sage's price tag and reviews seem to speak bounds. Between the two what would y'all do? I can get the PSE for $219 Locally fwiw.
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    I own a bear hunter take down 45# and a sammick sage 55# and the sage seems to shoot just as good or better (I shoot off the shelf and it seems to be more centered on the sage) and it cost waaaaaay less. I liked it so much my dad got one and my cousin bought one. I plan to buy another for my wife. Cant go wrong with the sammick imo.
     
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    That seems to be the general consensus. Are they really as smooth as everyone says?
     
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    You may want to look at some of the bows from Greatree Archery. I purchased one for my youngest daughter and one for a friend for Christmas and they are very nice. I bought them from Andover Archery and they were very helpful with determining the correct size, pull etc based on the information I was able to give them over the phone and they had them in my hands 2 days later and included nocking points, rest and stringer with the bows.
     
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    Ill look into those as well. thank you.
     
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    Yes. I put moleskin in the limb pockets and made bowhushes and hushpuppies for the fastflight string that I replaced the original string with. This may all sound like jargon, but it all took about 30 min. to do. That bow shoots smooth and silent.
     
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    I bought a 55# Sage last year after many years with a compound. I really dont have anything to compare it with but I sure like it. When I was doing some research before buying it I never saw a bad review. I may upgrade to a fast flight string this year as I've read it really makes a difference.
     
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    Dido on the Greatree. I bought a 45# Greatree Goshawk takedown from Andover Archery. They put an Angel string on it for me, set it up with rest and nock points and even included a well made stringer. Their support is excellent and they inspect their bows closely before sending them out. Greatree makes several bows for PSE.

    The bow is really fast, quiet and accurate. I bought a set of 35# limbs for it for small game hunting and love the versitility. Now I face a delema everytime I head for the woods... recurve or compound?

    I'm sure there's better built and maybe even more durable bows out there. I couldn't spend $400 - $600 for a recurve, but I bought the bow, setup, Angel String and carry bag for under $200. I'm real happy with that deal.
     
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    I think that I'm going to end up going with the 45/50# Sage.Thanks for the input guys.Now I just need to figure out the arrow end of things...
     
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    The sage will serve you well, just pick up a fast flight string as soon as possible. The factory string is the only weakness on that bow IMHO. As for arrows stick with carbons for now. If you plan on hunting large game, I would suggest the gold tip expedition hunters in a 5575 spine with a 200 grain point. I've been using them for the last three years with my #50 sage and they have never let me down (I've let them down, but that's not the point). If just target shooting you can get away with something lighter.

    If you have access to a local shop, just go in and get fitted for arrows. They should be able to help dial it in with point weights and spine flex.
     
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    My son's 45 lb Sage shoots Gold Tip traditional's 3555 with 125 grain tips really well. His draw is around 27.5" this week (seems like he grows an inch a week right now).
     
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    lOVE MY SAGE

    I recently bought a sage and i am also new to archery, mine is 65 lbs @ 28 inches. Like you posted i also tried to do all my homework before getting the sage and also found no bad reviews at all, if you get one, i dont think you will be dissapointed. I have been told that if your lookng for a bow for stalking,hunting instinct shooting its great.fantastic bow for the money , imo thanks
     
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    Seen more than a few reports of the Coyotes Limbs failing and also problems with the tiller on them.

    I think for the money you get a better bow with the Sage. The wood riser should hold up fine. I had a low end Hoyt 3pcs recurve for years that was similar to the sage and other entry level 3pcs bows. Would just toss it in the back of the Jeep, beat through brush with it, just wasn't very kind to it in general. The riser held up fine, ended up twisting the limbs using my legs to string it instead of a stringer and that lead to its demise.

    If your after a metal riser the Hoyt Dorado is a decent bow, but twice the price of what your looking at now. With the Hoyt though the limbs still are not any thing spectacular and your paying for the machined riser and name. Plus for the price of the Hoyt your getting into custom prices and that would really get you a nice shooter, but would say start with the Sage and see if you like it and get an idea what you might want out of a custom. Good luck with what ever bow you choose.
     
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    Yea the Sage is the way to go. That is the route i plan on going. Thanks for all the input. Now I have my eyes on the hunt for a reflex crossbow....:)
     
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    For the money I don't think you can beat the Sage. If you are new to recurve shooting, I would just recommended starting with a set of light limbs for practice and perfecting your technique. These will allow you to shoot alot more than with heavier hunting weight limbs.
     
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    I've shoot trad gear exclusively now and have shot Samicks. They are great starter or intermediate bows. The guys on some on the trad archery forums I frequent speak very highly of Samicks. LL Bean is now offering a Traditional Archery Kit - Samick Reg Stag bow, Gold Tip arrows, glove, arm guard, sleway quiver, stringer all for about $375. It's a really good deal and Bean has an unconditional 100% guarantee.

    Another bow you should check out if you want an aluminum riser is a Quinn Stallion bow. It's a takedown as well. Guys that shoot these LOVE them. Nothing fancy, but a real work horse. I've always wanted to get one. The riser is tapped for a quiver, sight and plunger. Guys rave about this bow being a great shooter. Go with a 45# at 28" 60" amo. Use a Bear Weather Rest and you got a great shooter. I believe they run $250 new. Could be a little hard to find but definitely worth looking into.

    Say away from the PSE.
     

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