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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-04-2017, 03:54 PM
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That's one thing I thought was gimmicky in the Defiant marketing, but actually seems to play out as they say it will.

The cam design gives a 32" ATA bow a string angle of a 34" ATA bow. It feels nearly identical to my Bowtech Captain in that regard.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 12:58 PM
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My previous two bows have been Mathews (Outback, Z7). I have shot new bows the past 3 years wanting to get a new one but just didn't find anything that was better than the Z7. Last year I flung a few arrows with the Halon and didn't care for it much. This year I tried the Halon and Halon 32 at the same time, each only a few arrows and still didn't seem to think they were much better if at all better than the Z7. Recently I was able to a good amount of time shooting the Halon and Halon 32 and began to really like them. I decided that if I could find used Halon for a good price I would pick one up since I wanted a new bow and needed a back up (Z7). Finally got a smoking deal on a used one fully set up just how I would do it myself and went for it. The more time I spend shooting it and fine tuning it to my liking, the more amazing I think it is compared to my Z7. I have yet to have a bow that balances as well, holds as steady, shoots as quite, or is as accurate. Even the shots I break off that feel like they were bad are spot on. AND the Stone Tactical looks killer!

Lesson I learned is that you really need to spend some time with a bow to see how you like it, flinging 6 arrows in a busy shop is not going to do it.

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Yeah finally learned that this year. Most years had in my head what I wanted. Shoot a few and oh well get the one I wanted. This year just happened by chance. Still not fond of the looks but it shoots. Most forgiving bow I have ever shot. Shots I pull are still right there. My last hoyt would have been 6 to 8 inches off at 20.
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-05-2017, 11:09 AM
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I love my Halon 6, hated the grip though. Finally tried a torque less grip, way better fit for my hand. Also go the stone riser.
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Just bought a Halon X for shooting indoors and Darts. It came with a HDA pro 2 grip and the stock square grip. I just bought a focus grip also to give it a try. The bow holds really steady and I shot well with it shooting darts Friday which was the day I got the bow and set it up. It took a little while to tune compared to what I have been used to shooting elites and I had to swap the top hats to get rid of a 1 1/2 inch left tear. I will still hunt with an Elite, but the Halon X will make a great target bow.

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I am a diehard Mathews owner for over 22 years now. My first one was their "Ultra-Light" model, shot that one for almost 10 years before selling it and buying a "Switchback". Had that bow for over 10 years now, and two weeks ago became a new owner of a Halon 32 myself. LOVE the new bow!!! Only thing I did was drop down from a 60-70lb. weight range to a 50-60lb. instead. At 62, and with the added speed of the Halon, I wanted to make it a little easier to draw back. Have it set at 58.6lbs. as we speak. I also went with the 6" brace height model in their "lost camo" color.

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