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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
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.





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