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Jack howard game master JET on the way!!

Messages posted to thread:
Justin 03-Jan-18
joe vt 03-Jan-18
JustinB 03-Jan-18
irjack 03-Jan-18
grizzley21 03-Jan-18
Monte 03-Jan-18
BATMAN 03-Jan-18
Pdiddly 03-Jan-18
Justin 04-Jan-18
dean 04-Jan-18
longbow1 05-Jan-18
Justin 05-Jan-18
Burnsie 05-Jan-18
Kelly 05-Jan-18
Frisky 05-Jan-18
grizzley21 05-Jan-18
Pdiddly 05-Jan-18
Pdiddly 05-Jan-18
Todd the archer 06-Jan-18
Pdiddly 06-Jan-18
Phil Magistro 06-Jan-18
fdp 06-Jan-18
Mpdh 06-Jan-18
Todd the archer 06-Jan-18
dean 06-Jan-18
slade 06-Jan-18
Burnsie 11-Feb-18
Jason D 11-Feb-18
Jason D 12-Feb-18
Justin 12-Feb-18
MStyles 12-Feb-18
Jim 12-Feb-18
Kelly 12-Feb-18
Kelly 12-Feb-18
Jason D 12-Feb-18
BATMAN 12-Feb-18
Justin 12-Feb-18
Kelly 12-Feb-18
Rustyspike1 12-Feb-18
Burnsie 12-Feb-18
Jason D 12-Feb-18
From: Justin
Date: 03-Jan-18




gonna be a good year! 64” Jack Howard Gamemaster Jet coming my way!!!!

Drool??????????????????????

Justin

From: joe vt
Date: 03-Jan-18




Never shot one but never heard a negative thing about them. I think you should be excited :)

From: JustinB
Date: 03-Jan-18




Wow that's great congrats. What are the specs? What type of string do you plan on using? I'm hoping for somewhat of a review once you get some arrows tuned. A Howard bow is on my wishlist for sure.

From: irjack
Date: 03-Jan-18




I thought they were 66". But I could be wrong.

From: grizzley21 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 03-Jan-18




petty sure that jack howard jet was a 66 inch bow,, mine is..

From: Monte
Date: 03-Jan-18




Great find. I had one back in the day. I was amazed at how quiet is was with Jack's string and no silencers. I followed Jack's advice and added the Merrill sight, Kwikee quiver, 2114 Jet Arrows. It was a great set up.

From: BATMAN Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 03-Jan-18




ANYBODY gots a photo??? JUST ASKIN

From: Pdiddly
Date: 03-Jan-18




Glad you got it...saw there was no competition.

Another one just got listed...when it rains it pours.

From: Justin
Date: 04-Jan-18




Maybe it is 66”

Should have it next week then I’ll post pics.

I have an illness!!!!!

From: dean
Date: 04-Jan-18




When my first string got wear, I put on a different one. I immediately noticed the difference. Called Jack and got two of his strings.

From: longbow1
Date: 05-Jan-18




Mine is 66" too. Mid 60's or there abouts for a birthdate. These are absolutely pure joy to shoot. Not bad to look at either when Jack was using the original woods he started with. Can't beat the vermilion stripe for looks in the riser. Nice jet black colored ebony just a great and stable build through the riser. Mine came with 2 strings to boot also. One is still in the original plastic bag. They also shoot a nice low b.h. as compared to other recurves. Reminds me of the b.h. like on Schultz bow.

From: Justin
Date: 05-Jan-18




Not sure on the string. Just excited to get it!!

Will share my thoughts and pics soon.

From: Burnsie
Date: 05-Jan-18

Burnsie's embedded Photo



They are a sweet shooting bow.

From: Kelly
Date: 05-Jan-18




What is the poundage and serial number of the Jet on the right, Burnsie. The one on left I can read so have added it to my list os serial numbers. Just need the one on the right.

Incidently, F-931 0n my list was made in 1999 so suspect your 930 the same year.

Thanks

From: Frisky
Date: 05-Jan-18




It looks like F-932

Joe

From: grizzley21 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 05-Jan-18




mine is number 877 and was made in 1996,,

From: Pdiddly
Date: 05-Jan-18

Pdiddly's embedded Photo



Here's my Gamemaster...smooth bow.

From: Pdiddly
Date: 05-Jan-18

Pdiddly's embedded Photo



The whole bow...they do have a low brace.

From: Todd the archer Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 06-Jan-18




That’s not the jet and I believe that is a 64” bow. Looks great and the black material in the riser is some sort of plastic jack mixed up.

From: Pdiddly
Date: 06-Jan-18




Hi Todd..thanks...I knew it was not the Jet...it is the last series of the original Gamemaster design...they were all 66".

This one had the metal rod in the riser.

Just posted the pic to show off more of Jack Howard's talent.

From: Phil Magistro
Date: 06-Jan-18

Phil Magistro's embedded Photo



Here is one of Jack’s Jets.

From: fdp
Date: 06-Jan-18




Jack Howard's bows are still at the forefront of conventional recurve design. There are no better bows on the planet.

From: Mpdh
Date: 06-Jan-18




They sure look a lot like Howatt risers.

MP

From: Todd the archer Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 06-Jan-18




Risers maybe similar but limbs are significantly different in profile and tapers used

From: dean
Date: 06-Jan-18




The Jet was almost a semi static limb. He told me that building them to be draw length specific was import for shorter draw shooters. The other Jets in this area had developed a distinct hazing just below the recurve. These were guys with long draws. i did not know the histories of their bows, the bows did not look any different than my short draw model. Jack altered things to get the limbs to bend differently for different draw lengths. I am not sure if it was just in the lams or if he had completely different forms to make the adjustment.

From: slade
Date: 06-Jan-18




I grew up nearby and had family in Grass Valley, one of the bows on my bucket list, would like 40# @ 28 for my 32" draw.

From: Burnsie
Date: 11-Feb-18




From Kelly: What is the poundage and serial number of the Jet on the right, Burnsie. The one on left I can read so have added it to my list os serial numbers. Just need the one on the right. Incidently, F-931 0n my list was made in 1999 so suspect your 930 the same year.

Thanks

F-930 and F-932

From: Jason D
Date: 11-Feb-18




My Jet is number 938, 49#@28” 66” Labeled, “Last Edition” and signed by Jack.

From: Jason D
Date: 12-Feb-18

Jason D's embedded Photo



I just noticed mine actually reads “X-938”. Don’t know if the X stands for anything. Here is a pic of the riser for your viewing pleasure!

From: Justin
Date: 12-Feb-18




Lovely bows for sure!

From: MStyles
Date: 12-Feb-18




They’re beautiful!

From: Jim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-18




Oh my gosh! that is beautiful!

From: Kelly
Date: 12-Feb-18




Jason, did you buy it new from Jack? Wonder if the X stands for carbon? He did a couple bows with carbon glass.

From: Kelly
Date: 12-Feb-18




Pdiddly, what is the serial number and bow weight of your Gamemaster.

Burnsi, what is the bow weight of F-932?

Thanks guys

From: Jason D
Date: 12-Feb-18




I did not buy this bow from Jack but acquired it recently. It is marked 49 pounds but is actually 52 on my scale and is just a little bit too much weight for me. I reduced weight on many bows before but I will NOT touch this bow! It is in such perfect shape I really don’t want to mess with it.

The glass is not your standard Gordon fiberglass by any stretch and may not even be glass I suppose. The back looks to be clear glass with black paint on it. The belly is white through and through But looks a little bit different than regular fiberglass and looks like it might be carbon as it is thin looking. I’ll have to take a closer look at it when I am back Home in a little while.

From: BATMAN Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-18




SUH-WEEEET looking bows!

From: Justin
Date: 12-Feb-18

Justin's embedded Photo



Here u go!

From: Kelly
Date: 12-Feb-18




The glass Jack normally used forever was urac/tear strip glass. In the later years he ran out of the black in stiffer spines, but he had lots of white. There are some Jets out there with white glass painted black on the back. If yours is clear looking on the sides I suspect Jack bought some clear glass from somewhere so he could make some weight for hunting bows and of course the back glass was always black on his bows.

Carbon is black by nature so doubt that is on yours.

Regarding the marked bow weight, because of the way Jack weighed his bows(he deducted mass weight of bow) all the Gamemaster Jets will actually way 3# more than marked.

From: Rustyspike1
Date: 12-Feb-18




all very very nice bows. i would really like to own one.

Rich K

From: Burnsie
Date: 12-Feb-18




F-932 is also 52 pounds

From: Jason D
Date: 12-Feb-18




Wow Kelly! Great info as per usual!

Yep and yep on my white belly being glass and black/clear back glass too. Back is clear on sides and slightly thicker than white belly.

Wonder why he’d deduct the weight of bow...?





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