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Inexpensive recurve

Old 12-28-2011, 09:38 PM
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Default Inexpensive recurve

I'm looking to pick up an inexpensive ($100-$200) recurve as I've never shot a bow before.

So far I'm looking at the Samick Sage
http://www.3riversarchery.com/PowerR...curve-Bow.html

or Vista Sage
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hunti...3Bcat103969080

Both seem to have decent reviews.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:47 AM
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I have no experience with Vista, but I've handles several of the Samick bows. I don't think any other bow in that price range can touch them--I've shot lots of bows that cost a lot more that, in my opinion, weren't nearly as good as the Sage.

I'd much rather deal with a company who specializes in traditional archery like 3 Rivers vs. a company that picked up traditional gear as an afterthought (as most of the "big box" hunting stores did).

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Old 12-29-2011, 10:12 PM
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Thanks Chad!
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:59 PM
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Samick makes a very good bow for the money.
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:56 AM
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I bought a Ragim Matrix a few months ago and have been happy with it. The downside is the limbs only go to 40 lbs but I was able to get longer (68") limbs. I paid $120 for it, new.

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Old 01-29-2012, 01:26 PM
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I would also look into an older Bear Grizzly, great bows that a lot of Animals have fallen to, sort of the workin mans bow back in the day!
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:00 AM
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Hello All! I'm new here and hopefully can be of some help to others.
I have the sage recurve, it is a great bow! Mine is 35#. I've almost always shot wooden cedar arrows from traditional bows but in the last year been experimenting with carbon arrows. For now I'm shooting Beman ics hunter 500 with a 125 grain point, they are 30" long with 5" fletch. These are shooting very good! Although with the sage you can use a fast flyt string I shoot it with a flemish b-50. scout4
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:49 AM
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Check out ebay and craigslist...you can find some good deals on bows if you try. In the last couple of weeks I got a Ben Pearson Predator, Damon Howatt Mamba and a Damon Howatt Diablo...$241 between the three!
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:39 AM
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Originally Posted by GRIZZLYMAN
I bought a Ragim Matrix a few months ago and have been happy with it. The downside is the limbs only go to 40 lbs but I was able to get longer (68") limbs. I paid $120 for it, new.
I've always wanted a 68" hunting recurve. I'll be googling this model later.
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:07 AM
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Crim - check out my bow in the classifieds with pic.
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