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Shot the new Halon 32 yesterday....


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#1 Male OFFLINE   JHbowhunter

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Posted 04/04/17 - 11:55 AM

I went to Simon Peter to buy some salmon eggs, and a new reel.  I had no intention of shooting a bow, was figuring to get yet another year out of my 2010 mint condition  Matthews z10.    Tom was there, didn't seem to be busy which is rare.   I asked him what I would like the most, since he knows I prefer forgiving bows over speed.   He quickly converted the module on a 60# 29" down to 28", and I shot it...  Wow - is all I can say. The draw, the wall, the release, the quietness and speed.    It's significantly lighter than my z10 as well...   I have sure killed a lot of deer with this bow, there are 10 bucks on my wall attributed to it, and countless does and a coyote.  I have a hard time letting go.....

 

 

Still thinking about it......  and thinking..... and thinking...

 

I really don't need this, and besides, shouldn't I shoot like 10 other bows first?

 

Anyway - I am open to taking a fare offer on my 2010 Z10 -

28"

65#

Matthews silent quiver, with harmonic dampeners

QAD Ultra drop-away rest

Brand new HHA single pin slider sight (2016)

Winners Choice String (2015), but not stretched out still like new.

Custom "focus" grip.

 

$450 takes her..... (or more if you think I am too low....)



#2 OFFLINE   SPEARFISH

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Posted 04/04/17 - 12:05 PM

Tempting.



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Posted 04/04/17 - 12:17 PM

Do yourself a favor and shoot some other bows first. In particular: PSE (the Evolve or Evolve 35), Prime, Xpedition, and Elite.  I'd be curious to know what you think after shooting those guys and then going back to the Halon.

 

I think people are doing themselves a tremendous disservice buying a bow without shooting all of those companies, and in particular the new PSE evolve cam bows.     


Edited by not on the rug, 04/04/17 - 12:23 PM.

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Posted 04/04/17 - 12:38 PM

Do yourself a favor and never let a bow shop owner hand you a new bow to shoot unless you want to drop 1500 bucks on something you don't really need. Lol
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#5 Male OFFLINE   Live to Hunt

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Posted 04/04/17 - 01:33 PM

Want to buy a 4 year old Creed used 2 seasons. I have original recipe and I bought from Tommy. You can shoot it and try it out

#6 Male OFFLINE   JHbowhunter

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Posted 04/04/17 - 01:48 PM

Want to buy a 4 year old Creed used 2 seasons. I have original recipe and I bought from Tommy. You can shoot it and try it out

 

No thanks, if I am making the switch, it will be for brand new everything...



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Posted 04/04/17 - 02:42 PM

If you want an easy shooting bow, put down the Mathews and pick up an Elite
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#8 Male OFFLINE   JHbowhunter

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Posted 04/04/17 - 02:53 PM

If you want an easy shooting bow, put down the Mathews and pick up an Elite

Who deals them in Sussex County?



#9 Male OFFLINE   P&Y BUCK

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Posted 04/04/17 - 02:57 PM

If you want an easy shooting bow, put down the Mathews and pick up an Elite


Couldn't have said it better!!!
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#10 Male OFFLINE   JHbowhunter

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Posted 04/04/17 - 03:03 PM

I see the closest ELITE dealer is in Stockholm, Garden State Bow and Reel. (according to Elite dealier locator) That's a little too far.   Honestly - I value close, local service. I know at Simon Peter, I have an issue, they have always been great service to me. There is no price for that. I like the piece of mind knowing that my pro shop is less than 10 minutes away.

 

But wait - according to Simon Peter website, they do have Elite?  I will check next time I stop in...


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Posted 04/04/17 - 04:04 PM

How far are you from Washington? Strictly Archery carries Elite, PSE, Xpedition and Prime. They have Hoyt and Bowtech too
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Posted 04/04/17 - 08:17 PM

Have fun shopping for your new bow, shoot and try as many as you can Jack...I still hunt with my 2005 Mathews Switchback. I just cannot justify the expense of replacing it with a new one, although I have thought about it many times, lol!



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Posted 04/04/17 - 08:25 PM

Who deals them in Sussex County?


Garden state rod and bow on rt 23 in hardyston. Go shoot one

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Posted 04/04/17 - 08:28 PM

I see the closest ELITE dealer is in Stockholm, Garden State Bow and Reel. (according to Elite dealier locator) That's a little too far. Honestly - I value close, local service. I know at Simon Peter, I have an issue, they have always been great service to me. There is no price for that. I like the piece of mind knowing that my pro shop is less than 10 minutes away.

But wait - according to Simon Peter website, they do have Elite? I will check next time I stop in...

To each their own...had bad experiences at Simon Peter and think few area shops do better setting up a bow than Garden State. Anyway, as others said.....shoot as many different bows as possible. The Elite is as sweet shooting as there is.

Edited by nmc02, 04/04/17 - 08:29 PM.


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Posted 04/05/17 - 04:43 AM

You don't want my opinion.
I'm shooting a 1997 Mathews feathermax.
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Posted 04/06/17 - 06:40 AM

I don't know how far you are from Pipersville Pa 18947

If the store is within reason call AJ and make an appointment.

He will spend time dedicate just to you.

Elite, Prime, Mathews, mission.

First call him to discuss your needs and wants .
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#17 Male OFFLINE   JHbowhunter

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Posted 04/06/17 - 07:18 AM

I don't know how far you are from Pipersville Pa 18947

If the store is within reason call AJ and make an appointment.

He will spend time dedicate just to you.

Elite, Prime, Mathews, mission.

First call him to discuss your needs and wants .

 

Thanks for the offer - sorry but its too far. I have a 35 year relationship with a local shop 3 miles away with years of excellent service.


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Posted 04/06/17 - 08:58 AM

Change is good...

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Posted 04/06/17 - 02:19 PM

Who deals them in Sussex County?

Simon Peters is a very good shop

 

I for one deal with Targeteers, in Bergen County, I was born and raised 1 mile from the shop, now I live an hour away and still deal with them for my archery needs



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Posted 04/06/17 - 02:37 PM

Get the Mathews and ignore the haters ( kidding everyone likes certain brands) I bought a PSE it shot bullets amazing accurate bow. I sold it because I did not like the draw or the back wall. I tried 2 seasons.

I went back to a Mathews and said I will not switch. I heard good stuff about the Elite and shot one a few times no complaints nice smooth shooting bow. I just feel comfortable with my Mathews. I agree that selling your bow and upgrading too often is foolish but you are due!


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