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leftturnabq
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Dec-14-15, 
10:03 PM (MST)
"Mathews Halon"

What do you hardcore bowhunter think about the new Halon from Mathews?

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Mathews Ha...  leftturnabq      Dec-22-15   1 
  RE: Mathews Ha...  mike111      Dec-23-15   2 
   RE: Mathews Ha...  leftturnabq      Dec-23-15   3 
   RE: Mathews Ha...  leftturnabq      Dec-23-15   4 
    RE: Mathews Ha...  mike111      Jan-02-16   5 
    RE: Mathews Ha...  leftturnabq      Feb-28-16   8 
 RE: Mathews Ha...  Murph      Jan-09-16   6 
  RE: Mathews Ha...  cacklercrazy      Feb-19-16   7 
   RE: Mathews Ha...  DoeNob      Mar-03-16   9 
    RE: Mathews Ha...  257Tony      Mar-21-16   10 
     RE: Mathews Ha...  leftturnabq      Mar-24-16   11 
      RE: Mathews Ha...  257Tony      Mar-27-16   12 
       RE: Mathews Ha...  leftturnabq      Mar-28-16   13 
        RE: Mathews Ha...  leftturnabq      Apr-17-16   14 
         RE: Mathews Ha...  Servehim      Apr-17-16   15 
          RE: Mathews Ha...  leftturnabq      Apr-18-16   16 
           RE: Mathews Ha...  desperatehi...      Apr-18-16   17 
            RE: Mathews Ha...  257Tony      Apr-18-16   18 
           RE: Mathews Ha...  Servehim      Apr-18-16   19 
         RE: Mathews Ha...  leftturnabq      Apr-20-16   20 
          RE: Mathews Ha...  bowhunt      Apr-21-16   21 
           RE: Mathews Ha...  leftturnabq      Apr-21-16   22 
            RE: Mathews Ha...  Servehim      Apr-21-16   23 
             RE: Mathews Ha...  257Tony      Apr-23-16   24 
              RE: Mathews Ha...  desperatehi...      Apr-26-16   25 
               RE: Mathews Ha...  257Tony      May-01-16   26 
                RE: Mathews Ha...  desperatehi...      May-02-16   27 
                 RE: Mathews Ha...  257Tony      Jun-04-16   28 
 RE: Mathews Ha...  tallpine13      Jun-19-16   29 
  RE: Mathews Ha...  leftturnabq      Jun-20-16   30 
   RE: Mathews Ha...  TRDHUNTER      Jun-20-16   31 
   RE: Mathews Ha...  leftturnabq      Jun-20-16   32 
    RE: Mathews Ha...  tallpine13      Jun-20-16   33 
     RE: Mathews Ha...  leftturnabq      Dec-30-16   34 
      RE: Mathews Ha...  7      Jan-03-17   35 
       RE: Mathews Ha...  leftturnabq      Jan-05-17   36 
        RE: Mathews Ha...  Servehim      Apr-04-17   37 
         RE: Mathews Ha...  leftturnabq      Apr-05-17   38 
          RE: Mathews Ha...  tracker12      Jul-01-17   39 
           RE: Mathews Ha...  leftturnabq      Jul-01-17   40 
 RE: Mathews Ha...  Joe2Kool      Jul-02-17   41 
  RE: Mathews Ha...  RabidRattle...      Jul-02-17   42 

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leftturnabq
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Dec-22-15, 
09:24 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Mathews Halon"

Well, order has been placed...along with matching QAD rest.

Need to sort out a sight and arrows.

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Dec-23-15, 
01:56 AM (MST)
2. "RE: Mathews Halon"

LAST EDITED ON Dec-23-15 AT 01:57 AM (MST)

With 5-7" brace height, 353 IBO, 30" axle to axle, 24-30" draw lengths to choose from...this bow seem perfect IMO. Wondering if the various brace height choices might affect the IBO?

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Dec-23-15, 
12:51 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Mathews Halon"

Yes, the different brace heights and let-off effect speed.

I went with the 6", 70# & 85%.

Shot one @ 28" with a 405 gr arrow thru chrono at 305 fps.

Anything over 290 fps is fast to me, but what lamazed me is how quiet and vibration free it is.

It's built like a tank and tune ability should be simple and easy by design as well.

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Dec-23-15, 
03:14 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Mathews Halon"

>LAST EDITED ON Dec-23-15
>AT 01:57 AM (MST)

>
>With 5-7" brace height, 353 IBO,
>30" axle to axle, 24-30"
>draw lengths to choose from...this
>bow seem perfect IMO. Wondering
>if the various brace height
>choices might affect the IBO?
>

To answer your question in detail I looked up the specs:

Halon 5 = 353 fps @ 75%, 349 fps @ 85%

Halon 6 = 345 fps @ 75%, 343 fps @ 85%

Halon 7 = 335 fps @ 75%, 333 fps @ 85%

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Jan-02-16, 
09:12 AM (MST)
5. "RE: Mathews Halon"

Thanks for the info, sounds like a great bow!

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Feb-28-16, 
08:07 AM (MST)
8. "RE: Mathews Halon"

Mine has finally arrived!! I will give more details once I get it accessorized and start dialing it in.

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Murph
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Jan-09-16, 
02:02 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Mathews Halon"

I'd like to shoot one.

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Feb-19-16, 
08:53 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Mathews Halon"

i might not know much, but i found the bow to shoot good but it very heavy.

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Mar-03-16, 
09:35 AM (MST)
9. "RE: Mathews Halon"

I have a crush on the Halon X - 35 inch ATA 7 inch brace height....hope I draw a tag good enough to justify buying it.

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Mar-21-16, 
08:06 AM (MST)
10. "RE: Mathews Halon"

I ordered a Halo 6 in Stone, my first new bow in 18 years! Getting pretty excited to get back into it!!

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Mar-24-16, 
12:41 PM (MST)
11. "RE: Mathews Halon"

>I ordered a Halo 6 in
>Stone, my first new bow
>in 18 years! Getting pretty
>excited to get back into
>it!!
>

I'm in a similar situation as my MQ32 is over 15 years old. I'm pretty excited about the upgrade.


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Mar-27-16, 
09:09 AM (MST)
12. "RE: Mathews Halon"

>>I ordered a Halo 6 in
>>Stone, my first new bow
>>in 18 years! Getting pretty
>>excited to get back into
>>it!!
>>
>
>I'm in a similar situation as
>my MQ32 is over 15
>years old. I'm pretty
>excited about the upgrade.

Do have yours in hand? Curious how long Mathews is taking to fill orders.

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Mar-28-16, 
08:17 AM (MST)
13. "RE: Mathews Halon"

Yes, it is in my possession, but not setup yet: busting up for all new accessories...

Delivery took approximately 2 months time.

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Apr-17-16, 
06:23 AM (MST)
14. "RE: Mathews Halon"

Finally got accessorized yesterday. With the matching 6 arrow quiver, MBG Ascent Verdict 0.010" green sigle-pin,matching QAD rest, and Black Eagle Rampage .001" tolerance arrows w/ 3" vains, 100 grain field points and nockturnals.

26" draw @ 71 lbs.
26" arrow @ 410 grains
285 fps

I'm gonna go in sometime this week and shoot the old setup thru the same chrono.

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Apr-17-16, 
11:58 PM (MST)
15. "RE: Mathews Halon"

Just curious, I assume you are an Albuquerque guy by your handle. Which bow shop do you frequent?

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Apr-18-16, 
05:34 AM (MST)
16. "RE: Mathews Halon"

Hit or Miss Archery

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Apr-18-16, 
01:00 PM (MST)
17. "RE: Mathews Halon"

I got my halon 6 this weekend. 27 1/2" draw at 70 lbs shoots 299 fps with a 390 grain arrow

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Apr-18-16, 
03:57 PM (MST)
18. "RE: Mathews Halon"

Shop just called, mine is in and ready to go! Hoping to pick up tomorrow. Took 4 weeks, not bad.


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Apr-18-16, 
04:29 PM (MST)
19. "RE: Mathews Halon"

>Hit or Miss Archery


Excellent 😀. Me too

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Apr-20-16, 
09:23 PM (MST)
20. "RE: Mathews Halon"

LAST EDITED ON Apr-20-16 AT 09:23 PM (MST)

I chrono'ed the old setup. So I gained 57 grains on my arrows, but still gained 30 fps...not bad.

Put some arrows into my old target and this setup definitely packs more punch...old target will no longer cut it; arrows are penetrating halfway thru the fetching.

Add a new target to the shopping list.

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Apr-21-16, 
09:24 AM (MST)
21. "RE: Mathews Halon"

I am a HOYT GUY!
However this bow got me looking at Mathews. We tested it against several other bows for the course of 2 weeks, and came to the conclusion that it was a buy, and a leader.
It is fast, smooth, and easy to shoot.

Here are our test results no the Mathews Halon:

Mathews Halon:
Speed with 490 grain arrows, at 5 yards: 301 fps
Draw smoothness: SMOOTH, the Halon was silky smooth to draw!
Hand shock upon release: NONE, the Halon lead in the category! No vibration or hand shock.
Accuracy: Outstanding
mike@ireviewgear.com

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Apr-21-16, 
09:40 AM (MST)
22. "RE: Mathews Halon"

Yeah, I am just so impressed overall with this bow. I never could have imagined a bow this fast to be so smooth, quiet, and vibration/shock free.

The hunting gods shined down on me with the timing of the Mathews Halon coming into my possession.

Now if they'll just grant me a tag or two...

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Apr-21-16, 
10:08 PM (MST)
23. "RE: Mathews Halon"

6 Long Days left. I'm sure the Halon is amazing....just wish it was lighter, I'm not big on heaver bows I like carbon but the money is painful.

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Apr-23-16, 
07:20 AM (MST)
24. "RE: Mathews Halon"

Picked mine up this week, can't wait to start getting it dialed in and speed test it. Went with the Stone color, 30" draw and 70 lbs.


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Apr-26-16, 
08:57 PM (MST)
25. "RE: Mathews Halon"

Tony, is that a 6 or 7? I will be curious to see what it shoots feet per second. I went with the 6 since I only have a 27 1/2" draw. I shot a 5 spot 60 arrow group tonight. Scored 299 with 40 x's. I have zero regrets buying the halon. My drenalin is retired

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May-01-16, 
10:55 AM (MST)
26. "RE: Mathews Halon"

>Tony, is that a 6 or
>7? I will be curious
>to see what it shoots
>feet per second. I went
>with the 6 since I
>only have a 27 1/2"
>draw. I shot a 5
>spot 60 arrow group tonight.
>Scored 299 with 40 x's.
>I have zero regrets buying
>the halon. My drenalin is
>retired

Mine is the 6. Hoping to hit 300 fps with my 402 gr arrow.

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May-02-16, 
02:28 PM (MST)
27. "RE: Mathews Halon"

>Mine is the 6. Hoping to
>hit 300 fps with my
>402 gr arrow.

You should be well over 300 fps with a 30" draw length. Mine shot 299 at 27 1/2" draw, 70 lbs, 390 grain arrow

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Jun-04-16, 
07:51 PM (MST)
28. "RE: Mathews Halon"

Finally got a chance to get the chrony out and shoot, 290 fps with 402 gr arrow, 29.5" draw and 65 lbs. I backed down from 70 since my left shoulder has been hurting the last couple months. I think that will do fine!! Can't wait to start shooting longer ranges soon.


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Jun-19-16, 
03:03 PM (MST)
29. "RE: Mathews Halon"

I've been noticing everybody has been going with the longer brace height. My wife drew a 16D tag in NM so i didn't want equipment to be an issue of why we didn't come home with a bull. so we went all out and got her a Halon 5 due to lower poundage and only a 26.5" draw. we are wishing now that we would have gotten the 50-60 pound because at first she was struggling to pull back 42 but after a month its cranked all the way up. I still shoot the Helium which a lot of people either love or hate.... Im a lover but back to the Halon 5.... One of the best bows mathews has came out with. i feel like the No-Cam was a huge step back except for target shooters.... I will definitely be looking to upgrade in the next year or two. She's launching the maxim blue streak 250's with a 100 grain rage in the lower 270's. i figured with her poundage id limit her to 40 yards on a animal..... not the case after the amount we've been shooting and seeing what this bow is capable of over the last couple months. 50 yards shouldn't be an issue with this set up.

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Jun-20-16, 
08:22 AM (MST)
30. "RE: Mathews Halon"

Nice!!

Mathews is not lying when they refer to this bow as hard hitting. My setup packs significantly more punch than anything I've had previously.

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Jun-20-16, 
03:27 PM (MST)
31. "RE: Mathews Halon"

I picked up my Halon 5 in stone last week. 28" draw 70 lbs shooting 432 grain arrow 291 fps. Should be great combo for a big bull this year.

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Jun-20-16, 
03:35 PM (MST)
32. "RE: Mathews Halon"

Oh yeah, best of luck in D. Really wish I could have drawn that tag this year. Be sure to let us know how it goes.

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Jun-20-16, 
08:10 PM (MST)
33. "RE: Mathews Halon"

will do she's getting excited. she looks at my 360 and 340 bull from there and says she's going to top it, so I'm either going to post pics of her unused tag or of a big bull haha

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Dec-30-16, 
03:26 PM (MST)
34. "RE: Mathews Halon"

Update:

I am finally satisfied that I have everything dialed in with my setup; pushing it pretty close with my deer hunt starting on New Year's day.

I was not satisfied with the durability or longer range accuracy of the Black Eagle arrows, so I switched to the Gold Tip Hunter Pro arrows I really wanted to begin with. Now I am getting the accuracy I was expecting from this set up and am going into the hunt with full confidence in my equipment.

The one thing I am still adjusting to is the single pin sight. We'll see how it pans out on this first hunt with it. Hopefully I can break it in properly, and will have pics to post.

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Jan-03-17, 
04:08 PM (MST)
35. "RE: Mathews Halon"

I just picked up the new Halon trying to decide which site to mount. I have an HHA on my Switchback XT and I really like it but I'm open to suggestions for something different?
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Jan-05-17, 
07:05 PM (MST)
36. "RE: Mathews Halon"

I'm liking the Black Gold Ascent Verdict - single pin w/ dovetail mount.

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Apr-04-17, 
11:11 PM (MST)
37. "RE: Mathews Halon"

Drew an excellent Archery antelope tag in Az ..... Ok enough reason to upgrade my bow. . Based in part on this thread I choose the Halon. It was very close with the Bowtech Reign but punched the ticket for the Halon . Still not a fan of the extra weight( I prefer a lighter bow) but man is it smooth , fast , and accurate . Shooting 27.5 draw , 383 gr and getting 297fps. Very Happy . Thx Leftturnabq.

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Apr-05-17, 
07:45 AM (MST)
38. "RE: Mathews Halon"

No problemo.

After draggibg it aroubd on a January hunt I know I can deal with the weight (and I'm running a side bar); besides it's built like a tank, and that should go a long ways in reliability.

Enjoy it.

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Jul-01-17, 
07:34 PM (MST)
39. "RE: Mathews Halon"

I just replaced a 2003 Hoyt Cybertec with a Halon 32. Boy its hard to believe how much better this bow shoots.

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Jul-01-17, 
08:09 PM (MST)
40. "RE: Mathews Halon"

It is crazy how far this stuff has evolved.

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Jul-02-17, 
03:03 PM (MST)
41. "RE: Mathews Halon"

I know this is an old post, but it popped back to the top.

You guys are making me realize how inferior my 18 yr old Champion Buck is! It shoots 400 gr at 250 fps! If I draw the AZ elk tag next year, I'm upgrading!

Although, I've never missed a deer because I thought my equipment was inferior.

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Jul-02-17, 
05:12 PM (MST)
42. "RE: Mathews Halon"

Ya might be time to upgrade Joe2cool. My 8 year old boy's bow shoots 230 fps lol.

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