Mathews Halon 32 Review - By Brent Yoh

Being the owner of the already proven Mathews Halon 6, I decided I would shoot them against each other to get a side-by-side comparison

Being the owner of the already proven Mathews Halon 6, I decided I would shoot them against each other to get a side-by-side comparison

SPECS: 

  • BRACE HEIGHT – 5-6-7 
  • IBO RATING - 350fps / 343pfs / 335fps (In order by brace height) 
  • AXLE-TO-AXLE - 32" 
  • DRAW WEIGHT – 70 lbs. 
  • DRAW LENGTHS - 25 - 32" (Depending on Brace Height) 
  • HALF-SIZES. - 25.5 - 31.5" (Depending on Brace Height) 
  • BOW WEIGHT- 4.83 LBS (5”BH) and 4.73 LBS (6”&7”BH) 
  • LET-OFF - 75 & 85% 
  • CAM - CROSSCENTRIC 
  • MSRP - $1,099 

In order to fully test this bow I decided to go down to Edge Archery shop
and pull one off the shelves. Being the owner of the already proven
Mathews Halon 6, I decided I would shoot them against each other to
get a side-by-side comparison. My personal specs for both bows are as
follows: 

  • 70lb. Draw Weight 
  • Both 6” Brace Height 
  • 32 vs 30 ATA 
  • 29” Draw Length
  • Gold Tip Hunter Pro / AAE Max Vanes (4 fletch)
                        the Halon 32 was just slightly faster then its predecessor the Halon 6.

                        the Halon 32 was just slightly faster then its predecessor the Halon 6.

                                               I averaged 304 fps with my 403gr. Gold Tip

                                               I averaged 304 fps with my 403gr. Gold Tip

Out of the gate, the first thing I wanted to do was run my arrow through the chronograph. I averaged 304 fps with my 403gr. Gold Tip and found that the Halon 32 was just slightly faster then its predecessor the Halon 6. 

Next up, it was time to hit the range at 20yds! Draw cycle was what I expected being that the only difference with the Halon 32 was two inches; slightly stiff draw with a solid wall and good valley. Now, I wanted to praise Mathews for what I call an “out of the box” experience. I threw on a brand new CBE target sight and whisker biscuit, the bow or equipment had no tuning done to it. After a few quick sight adjustments I shot 3 arrows in a respected group. Just goes to show you what the Halon 32 is capable of. 



In reality the Halon 32 shoots just like my Halon 6. The perks with the Halon 32 is you get a longer ATA bow, a tad bit heavier, with not such an acute draw angle. I would suggest this bow for any hunter who is looking for a little bit more forgiveness in their shooting as well as any 3D target shooter.