Bjorn, probably my fault for not getting Matt's address to you. I guess I didn't realize you were sending it off already. Oh well...definitely not the end of the world! I'll PM Jake with the correct address so he can get it going back it the right direction.
Sorry guys. The bow has been in the box for most of the month...been mailed back and forth and sat for awhile. Anyway, Cullen from OK has the bow right now. I think he said he was going to shoot the bow today. Hopefully we will have some more reviews soon.
So Jared started this thread in April, sent it out in May, and he's received 3 reviews since then? I wonder how many other bowyers and Jared are wondering if a pass around review bow is worth the work?
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Jared and I started talking (PM) before I knew that he made bows. He offered good advise on antler bolts and gave me some pointers on making a great antler bolt, along with some good tuning advise.
Long story short... I got a recurve from Jared that is the best bow that I've ever shot. The bow has a riser design that promotes stability which equals acuracy. The grip on my bow is large which I like because I have some large paws and the grip promotes consistant shooting for me. The quality of Journeyman bows are second to none. The detail and quality workmanship on these bows are unreal. The best thing about Journeyman bows is that they shoot as well as they look and they are beautiful bows. I almost forgot to mention that my recurve is quieter than any bow that I've ever shot or been around.
I like my Journeyman recurve so much that I have a Journeyman Longbow on the waiting list. Since I started shooting the Journeyman I have placed at every 3D shoot that I've been to and I shoot a lot of 3D shoots. As you can probably tell I love my Journeyman.
I hope this helps for the folks that have been wondering about Journeyman Archery. If anyone has any questions please feel free to PM me and I will gladly answer any questions that I can.
Ben, thanks for the kind words and the great review of your bow. Seeing someone that truly enjoys shooting and that is completely happy with a bow is one of the biggest reasons I build them...as most bowyers will tell you, it's defiantly not for the money...
As far as the lack of reviews...hey, things happen. I'm not going to loose any sleep over it. I'll send it on too the last four guys and then, odds are, back home.
Again, thanks to all who did give a review. It is very much appreciated...Jared
quote:Originally posted by owlbait: So Jared started this thread in April, sent it out in May, and he's received 3 reviews since then? I wonder how many other bowyers and Jared are wondering if a pass around review bow is worth the work?
I agree. I have participated in 3 Pass Arounds prior to this one. Each one before, I was able to receive the bow on a weekday, shoot it over the weekend, post a review, and ship it out on Monday. I was frustrated by others that did not review or only gave a cursory review. I posted my dismay, accordingly.
Then, I received the bow during a period in which I was working dawn til midnight. I never even opened the box.
I am a sucker for pass arounds and usually end up ordering a bow accordingly. This is a bow that I really wanted to try as the riser design intrigued me.
If possible, I'd like a second chance at this bow. I'd like to be put at the last of the list, again. And I would give a review worthy of being given that chance.
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I have my second Journeyman being made by Jared and it will be shipped very soon. Jared if you are reading this, please feel free to post the pics you have.
You will find that Jared's work is impeccable in all respects and the bows are top performers. Furthermore, you can count on great communication from start to finish. Ben's experience is the proof in the pudding on just how well these bows shoot!
Another Tradgang bowyer that is top shelf all the way!!!
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I got my first Journeyman longbow from Jared and all I can say is that it is the best finished bow I have and the myrtle veneers are amazing. I also back Buckster's comments about Jared's communication being excellent.
For anyone who is considering a new bow Jared should defenately be at the top of the list. I could not find any sanding marks on the riser and the limbs matched up perfectly to the riser (unlike a bow I got from another maker)
I know only have to convince my wife that I need some more limbs.
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