Sunday, 11 December 2016

Samick Agulla Review

The Samick Agulla was the first ILF riser I got my hands on following a club polaris bow.

The first thing you notice about the riser when holding it is just how light it is. At only 1090g it feels so much easier to hold at arms length over a long shoot.

The riser is constructed of Cast Magnesium, which though light, does chip relatively easily. It comes in 5 different colour schemes, and though I was leant the most boring of Gray by my club, the fading dual colour does look cool, if not a little dated.

Samick Agulla Review
Samick Agulla with 40lb Browning Limbs
The riser does have limb alignment, both lateral and vertical, and has a really really nice wooden grip. So nice that I have only found one other grip comparable to this.

It does however have some negatives. because the paintwork chips, especially around the screw holes, and limb fittings, it can be a little awkward screwing in other bits, and the limbs get a little more difficult to fit in. This was a very well used riser, so if you are going to be careful with your bow, which I hope you will, this may not be such an issue.

It does have a fitting for a longrod, but not a toprod. You don't see a lot of people using a toprod on the shooting line, on the other hand you probably won't know you need one until a little further down the line.

The Agulla does seem to be end of line now, it's been around a long time and I doubt it will be in the shops much longer. But that isn't necessarily a bad thing. A month ago, the cheapest you could find this riser was £85, but now I see one shop is offering it at a reduced price of £68 which is an absolute bargain!

Verdict

It's a great bow, and this is unbelievably cheap. I would highly recommend it, if for nothing else than the low weight and perfect grip.