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brock ratcliff
06-10-2017, 03:39 PM
Mason has been wanting a Mathews Halon. I think it is one of the ugliest bows I have ever seen, and told him I thought he would like any number of bows ahead of the Halon once he shot them. We hit a couple of shops today, shot a bunch of bows and of course brought home an ugly but smooth as silk Halon. He absolutely loved the way it shot at the shop(s), and honestly after shooting a bunch of others, I agree with him.

I've liked Mathews for quite a few years now, but haven't had a new one forever. In fact my latest model is a Drenalin. From what Ive read, I thought Mathews had slipped behind the curve compared to other companies. I guess I'm still a "fan boy". :) Mason will enjoy this one for a while, its a nice shooting bow.

bowhunter1023
06-10-2017, 03:44 PM
I'm still a fan boy and proud of it. In March 2007, I joined the dark side when I bought arguably one of the finest compounds ever made. My Switchback XT still shoots darts and has won out on side by side comparisons for the last 6-7 years. Only the Elites have come close to convincing me I "needed" a new bow.

Congrats to Mason on a fantastic new ride! Hope he can break it in on opening weekend. Nice work dad!!!

brock ratcliff
06-10-2017, 03:52 PM
We shot three or four models of Elites. None came close, IMO.

Honestly, I still think this thing is ugly as sin, but it is absolutely dead on release, even with no add ons. And more importantly, Mason loves it.

Bigslam51
06-10-2017, 04:04 PM
Glad to hear he got a Mathews! I hope it brings him many years of joy and makes plenty of critters dead!

Boarhead
06-10-2017, 04:20 PM
Congrats to Mason!

giles
06-10-2017, 04:34 PM
Congrats!

jeremy44230
06-10-2017, 04:35 PM
He will love it.

I got a Halon X in January and just bought a Halon 32. Sweet shooting bows.

Enjoy, post a pic!

Outdoorsfellar
06-10-2017, 04:45 PM
Congrats ! We know he'll put it to good use :)

brock ratcliff
06-10-2017, 04:46 PM
He picked out the 32-6. I'll post some pics tomorrow. He grabbed some Nugent shafts too. Haha.

jagermeister
06-10-2017, 04:57 PM
Very cool, Brock. But wtf??? No pics???

aholdren
06-10-2017, 05:18 PM
Good for you Brock introducing him to the Mathews family... Now he's got something to do this summer when he's not playing Baseball. Congrats to Mason.

brock ratcliff
06-10-2017, 05:22 PM
Oh he's been shooting a Mathews for a while now.... "old school " Switchback. :)

brock ratcliff
06-10-2017, 05:32 PM
Here's the most expensive hat I've ever bought...

Jackalope
06-10-2017, 06:10 PM
Good stuff Brock. The boys got a great teacher so I'm sure he'll be very deadly with it

jagermeister
06-10-2017, 06:19 PM
Here's the most expensive hat I've ever bought...

HAHAHAA[emoji23]

Bigslam51
06-10-2017, 06:54 PM
Here's the most expensive hat I've ever bought...
My expensive hat didn't even fit lol

Dustinb80
06-10-2017, 08:06 PM
Good shit. I'm sure he'll put it through its paces

brock ratcliff
06-10-2017, 08:09 PM
Got it together enough to shoot a few.

xbowguy
06-10-2017, 08:27 PM
Real Glad for him Brock. Hope it's everything he expected.

Boarhead
06-10-2017, 08:31 PM
Good stuff Brock.

Bigslam51
06-10-2017, 08:45 PM
That boy might not be so picky this year, he's gonna want to kill something with that new bow😎

Big Weff
06-10-2017, 08:56 PM
Congrats on the new bow! I've shot the switchback for several years now and until something gives out I will continue to shoot it. Hope he kills many a fine deer with it!

Full bore
06-12-2017, 04:22 PM
Super! Congrats to Mason on the new ride!

finelyshedded
06-12-2017, 04:58 PM
Good stuff guys! Mathews puts out some nice bows and I heard some good reviews on the Halon line. Good luck with it fellers!

Curran
06-13-2017, 04:19 AM
Good stuff man!!

Archertl
06-13-2017, 10:33 AM
I think the halon 32 is one of the better looking bows mathews has made. I cant stand that baked waffle iron look they carried for years. Actually the halon is probably the best bow mathews has made since the switchback and s2. I still dont like those rings they put in the cable yokes.
That halon should serve mason well for many years. That is awesome.

PS are those arrows easton epic's. Those were a really good mid price shaft.You most have had a stash of those before changed the lable almost 5 years ago

bigten05
06-13-2017, 11:12 AM
good choice i love my halon. i have a feeling hes gonna do alot of killing with that bow this season

Dannmann801
06-13-2017, 11:20 AM
i opened this thread expecting to see a nice picture of a brand new Kawasaki or Honda or Polaris......:smiley_depressive:

brock ratcliff
06-13-2017, 11:46 AM
I think the halon 32 is one of the better looking bows mathews has made. I cant stand that baked waffle iron look they carried for years. Actually the halon is probably the best bow mathews has made since the switchback and s2. I still dont like those rings they put in the cable yokes.
That halon should serve mason well for many years. That is awesome.

PS are those arrows easton epic's. Those were a really good mid price shaft.You most have had a stash of those before changed the lable almost 5 years ago

Excels, and yep I have a stash.

Dan, he's been after a new four wheeler for a while. I almost bought him one a few months back, but I'm not gonna do it. I don't ride much, he has pretty well taken ownership of the one we have. I once told him I was 38 before I ever bought a four wheeler. He wisely responded, "That doesn't mean I have to be." :) He doesn't need another four wheeler yet...

brock ratcliff
06-13-2017, 11:48 AM
FWIW, he shoots this thing really well. However, I don't think he shoots it any better than he did the Switchback. Having said that, he's young and still dumb enough to think the bow makes the injun. It's all good, he's happy with it.