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Hello! I am new to archery and I just bought a take down recurve bow a couple days ago and I would like to buy a couple add-ons for it. One including a drop away arrow rest and a sight. I am primarily just do target shooting, but might expand my horizons in the future. Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated! :) (45# samick sage takedown recurve bow)
 

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Skip the drop-away rest, definitely not what you want on a stickbow. I think most shoot the Sage right off the shelf, but I could be wrong on that. If you want an elevated rest a plunger and wire rest would work, as would a stick on rest like the Bear. A quick call to Lancaster or 3Rivers would get you set up.

I don't know what's available for sights, try 3Rivers archery. You could always attach a compound sight but you might have to drill holes for screws or install threaded bushings. Most people shoot their recurve without a sight, but there's no reason you can't use one if you want too.
 

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Yeah I wasn't sure about the drop away, i know i have seen people that use inertia fall away rests with recurves but i wasn't really able to find any. I'm using one of the plastic stick on rest at the moment just because it was only $5. I have noticed that it is starting to hurt the fleatching on the arrows i'm using and slightly make the arrow go a little off target. Not much but still, which is fine for now since i'm just starting off and im only target shooting but eventually i would like to get something to become even more accurate.
 

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A $2.50 stick-on plastic rest is good enough to take Olympic gold. How much better do you need?
Otherwise I believe the Sage has bushes for a sight, the problem is that very few cheap recurve sights are any good. Compound sights don't have enough room to shoot very far unless you find one of the old ones with a large amount of pin travel.

-Grant
 

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http://www.3riversarchery.com/4-Pin+Eagle+Eye+Bow+Sight_i5701_baseitem.html

Here's a very cheap site (sic ... I ain't spelling it right on purpose because the stupid hyperlink that keeps underlining that particular word is really riling me up!) that is described as fitting the Sage and has four pins for different distances. At this low price, you could test the waters as to whether or not you like a site (sic) before dropping big bucks.

To be honest, a taped-on toothpick will give you a quick feel for what a sig-ht may be able to do for you. Just shoot a few with your first guess as to the toothpick's position, and then readjust it up or down to get the arrows closer to your mark.

That bow will nicely take an inexpensive stick-on rest as mentioned above. The side plate area of that riser is flat and you may enjoy a bit easier and more accurate shooting from off of an elevated rest rather than the shelf on your first time out.

Good luck.
 

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I just set up a Samick Polaris (similiar to the Sage) for someone and it shoots great off of the shelf. Could just add some Velcro or leather with contact cement:

http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2182199

Here is some info on a first bow kit:
http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1588147

Here is some vid on form and exercises:
http://www.archerygb.org/support/operations/coaches/coaching_videos.php

Here is some info on tuning:
http://veraxservice.net/arch/tune.html

Good Luck!
 

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You may want to consider shooting "Instinctive" until you establish basic form.

For a wire rest and plunger if you decide to experiment there:

http://www.lancasterarchery.com/w-w-sebastian-flute-ultimate-recurve-arrow-rest.html
I like the wire rest above as it is longer and easy to shoot off of. I also have a Shibuya set up which is more expensive, shorter wire, harder to shoot and more accurate?
http://www.lancasterarchery.com/tradtech-short-stubby-cushion-plunger.html
You may need a thinner lock washer with this inexpensive/short plunger.

The plastic one for under $5 work great once your form is more established and some tuning has been done. Hey that is the case regardless of what you shoot off of.
 

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Get the book, Shooting the stickbow. It will help you understand your bow and shorten your learning curve. It is a must have, I promise!! The book will answer questions you do not know to ask. Viper1 wrote the book, he is very, very helpful along with many other AT members.

Also, how is that 45 pounder working for you?? For most (including myself), when starting, 45 pounds is pretty stout. I can pull 50 pounds, I just can not shoot it very good. I started with 30 pound limbs (I would have considered myself a strong dude :). 30 pounds is very comfortable and a good weight to find your form.

Last - Find some local archery clubs in your area.

Have fun and GL!!!
 

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the 45# is fine, i have shot before and i was using a 35# one in the class i am in (my university has an archery class and the bows they have range from 20-30, and i found the only 35# just because the other ones were just too weak for me). and i am actually shooting better with the 45 than i was with the lower weights.. haha idk why but its working haha. I'm defiantly not an expert shooter haha, but im also not a complete beginner. my grouping isn't the best but it ranges from 8" to 12", sometimes more sometimes less. this is just my first time owning my own bow and being able to actually customize it. and thank you everyone for all the feedback!!!! I really appreciate it!!
 
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