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Old 02-26-2019, 01:33 PM   #1
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I've been thinking about upgrading to a new bow. My budget is from 550 to 650. I went to a couple shops and shot their flagship bows to get a feel for what I want. I liked the Mathews Vertix and Bowtech Realm Sr6 but dont want to spend that much. So now I'm looking at a good used Halon 32 or Bowtech reign 6. I haven't been able to shoot either of these though. For those that are familiar with both how does the Halon 32 compare with the new Vertix and how does the Reign 6 compare to the new Realm sr6? And lastly how does the reign 6 compare to the Halon 32?

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Old 02-26-2019, 01:49 PM   #2
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I love my Reign 6. It will be my bow for a long time.

It is the only bow EVER to win bow of the year in both major publications.
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Old 02-26-2019, 02:04 PM   #3
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Have the halon 32 with 6” BH. Great rig only knock is it’s pretty heavy IMO wouldn’t want to carry it stalking all day or nothin
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We sold both in our shop. The 32 sold 30 to 1 over the reign. Hell, I still had Reigns up to about two months ago. Wish I still had 32’s.
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I have a Halon 32 and until something major hits the market I will still be shooting it. Nothing close to making me want to change as of yet. I like it a lot!!
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Old 02-26-2019, 05:16 PM   #6
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We sold both in our shop. The 32 sold 30 to 1 over the reign. Hell, I still had Reigns up to about two months ago. Wish I still had 32ís.
That'll answer your question right there but..

I have a Halon 32-6. I upgraded from an old Outback. Goes without saying that it was a night and day difference. I couldn't image a bow shooting/feeling much better. It is a tad bit heavy, but some people like that. I would trade it for a Halon 6 just because I want to try the shorter ATA, but other than that, I love it!
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We sold both in our shop. The 32 sold 30 to 1 over the reign. Hell, I still had Reigns up to about two months ago. Wish I still had 32ís.
Why do think think they sold so much better and why do you personally think they are better? I've heard only good things about the 32 and Reign so they must both be good bows. I wasn't even considering a reign till I shot both the Vertix and Realm. I liked both but the realm was atleast as good for me. But I do know the older bows are probably completely different so I'm all ears for opinions.

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Old 02-26-2019, 06:40 PM   #8
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They sold better due to the fan boy club being simple minded. Shoot them all and.find the one that speaks to you and feels the best,no matter the name
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Old 02-26-2019, 06:43 PM   #9
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They sold better due to the fan boy club being simple minded. Shoot them all and.find the one that speaks to you and feels the best,no matter the name
Keep convincing yourself Of that.
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Keep convincing yourself Of that.
Yup. Shot several and there was a reason I landed on the Halon myself. Never shot a Mathews before it either.....some folks...
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They sold better due to the fan boy club being simple minded. Shoot them all and.find the one that speaks to you and feels the best,no matter the name
Hardly. Have you shot them side by side along with others?
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They sold better due to the fan boy club being simple minded. Shoot them all and.find the one that speaks to you and feels the best,no matter the name
With my own opinion Iíll agree with this statement.

Flame away fanboys.

Reign 6 I had was an awesome bow, but seriously find them both and try them out.
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With my own opinion Iíll agree with this statement.



Flame away fanboys.



Reign 6 I had was an awesome bow, but seriously find them both and try them out.
Have you tried both? Mind sharing why you prefered the reign? I'd love to shoot both but don't know where I'd be able to.

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I havenít touched either...but my new Triax is the sweetest thing Iíve held and shot.


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Lmao at the Matthews fanboys.

See what I said about the Reign 6. Only bow EVER.....

Jeff has been a Matthews fanboy for 20 years.

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Hardly. Have you shot them side by side along with others?
Sxs? No, but I did shoot the halon when it came out and it was way top heavy. And felt like crap,kinda like the sbxt. Then I shot a Bowtech general and that was the best feeling,smoothest bow I shot
So now I'm a Bowtech shooter and will be for the rest of the time I can shoot bows.
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Sxs? No, but I did shoot the halon when it came put and it was way top heavy. And felt like crap,kinda like the sbxt. Then I shot a Bowtech general and that was the best feeling,smoothest bow I shot
So now I'm a Bowtech shooter and will be for the rest of the time I can shoot bows.
Awesome, glad you bought what you liked and didnít bag on others.
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:19 AM   #18
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Have you tried both? Mind sharing why you prefered the reign? I'd love to shoot both but don't know where I'd be able to.

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I have, the grip was was the biggest thing for me, most comfortable and repeatable (although some same the realm series was better), draw in comfort was stupid smooth, they are by far and away the most tuneable bows out, performance mode is fast and keeps you honest on form but is stout.
Only reason for trading was to focus on my recurve
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:17 AM   #19
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Lmao at the Matthews fanboys.

See what I said about the Reign 6. Only bow EVER.....

Jeff has been a Matthews fanboy for 20 years.

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MAN, This is guy is awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And speaks the truth...
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:19 AM   #20
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Lmao at the Matthews fanboys.

See what I said about the Reign 6. Only bow EVER.....

Jeff has been a Matthews fanboy for 20 years.

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Simply the facts. No opinion was involved but beat your Bowtech fanboy drum if you must.
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mathews has "been caught and passed" in the archery technology world..
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:43 AM   #22
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mathews has "been caught and passed" in the archery technology world..
Lmao. The AOC of TBH has spoken. All mouth, no proof, knowledge or experience.

Call your buddy Jim at Gateway and ask him what his best selling bow brand is. Bet ya wonít!!

Then go out and kill something. Or do you even hunt? Never seen you post an LDP here. I searched your entire tbh history and...NADA!! You da king of killing paper??

At least BOBís trash talk is entertaining. He even kills stuff. Please try to be qualified to talk trash.
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Sxs? No, but I did shoot the halon when it came out and it was way top heavy. And felt like crap,kinda like the sbxt. Then I shot a Bowtech general and that was the best feeling,smoothest bow I shot
So now I'm a Bowtech shooter and will be for the rest of the time I can shoot bows.

No Mathews shooter here but wasnít the General the terd of the Bowtech line?😂😂. That was the biggest piece of crap theyíve ever made.

So now you are a Bowtech shooter and will be for the rest of your life? Without trying other bow brands in the future with ever increasing and changing technology? Really? Speaking of simple minded...
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I bought a Halon 32 last month after trying multiple bows in the Mathews line. As soon as I shot the Halon, I knew I wanted it. Amazed at the accuracy and smoothness.
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No Mathews shooter here but wasnít the General the terd of the Bowtech line?. That was the biggest piece of crap theyíve ever made.



So now you are a Bowtech shooter and will be for the rest of your life? Without trying other bow brands in the future with ever increasing and changing technology? Really? Speaking of simple minded...
Uh oh. The "we wanna be like Bowtech" brands fanboy chairman has spoken.



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Uh oh. The "we wanna be like Bowtech" brands fanboy chairman has spoken.



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They donít wannabe Bowtech.. they like their limbs to stay together
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Let me start off by saying Iím no fanboy of any brand. As of right now I have 2 Hoyts, 2 Mathews, 2 PSEís, an xpedition, Arena 30 & RPM hanging in my closet. When the 32 came out I shot it & didnít care for the draw cycle. I shoti t next to the Reign 6. I left with the Reign 6, really like the bow. Iíd still have it, but I traded it off for my Carbon Spyder 34. If you looking for an older bow try & find a ChillR. In MY opinion the ChillR is probably the best drawing bow Iíve ever shot. I shoulder problems that flare up some times & the ChillR I can still draw at 70lbs with the 85% rock mods. I usually shoot all the new bows when they come out but nothing has sparked my interest in the new stuff.
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:40 AM   #28
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If your not wanting a new bow I would get a Mathews no cam best shooting bow in my opinion all though I havenít shot the 2019 line yet but have shot the Halon 32 . Donít get me wrong the 32 is a good shooter and a lot faster than the no cam . But to me the weight of the bow I didnít like . But some people like heavier bows I donít . And thatís the only reason I like the no cam better ! You want be disappointed in the 32 it shoots great if you choose to go that route.
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They sold better due to the fan boy club being simple minded. Shoot them all and.find the one that speaks to you and feels the best,no matter the name
False. I went with the Halon over the 32, and I did shoot them both. Also I'm not a fanboy at all. I don't care what the brand is, I want what feels best. I went from a having Bowtechs for the last 8 years to a Halon 32. To me they felt very very similar, but I liked the draw cycle on the Halon a little better than the Reign.
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They donít wannabe Bowtech.. they like their limbs to stay together
Never had an issue.

They have solid limbs now.

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Old 02-27-2019, 01:54 PM   #31
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So funny how people bash on "fan boys."

You have a favorite sports team don't you? You don't bounce around to whatever team is on top do you? Same principle, some people just like consistency and they don't like to be fickle fans. Plus, maybe those "fan boys" really do like how the Mathews/hoyt/bowtech or whatever brand shoot/group/feel better than the other bows. Everyone's opinion is different, some people just have a consistent opinion about a specific brand and it may not be a biased one.

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Old 02-27-2019, 03:14 PM   #32
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There are a lot of great bows on the market right now and the differences between them arenít that much. If you have narrowed it down to these two bows shoot both and pick the one that has the differences you can live with. Only way you can make a bad decision is by picking the o e some one else tells you is awsome.
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Listen. Guys are by bows like they are about trucks, sports teams, chili contents, and women. We all have opinions. These opinions were either developed, imprinted or learned from others we trust or even hate. Both of the bows you are asking about are fine bows. Mathews tend to be a little more top heavy. So? Some like it, learn to like it, or flat out hate it. The Bowtech bows aren't top heavy. So? A Mathews guy is going to say it doesn't feel right. I could not care any less about any "Awards" any bow receives. Why? Those awards are awarded largely based on opinions. Go shoot every single bow you can in your price range. One of them will stand out as the one for you.
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Old 02-27-2019, 03:38 PM   #34
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Never had an issue.

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Old 02-28-2019, 06:40 PM   #35
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Ttt. Still debating

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My Hoyt Nitrum 30 hasn't convinced me I need a new bow yet. Nor has the older Mathews Monster7 that is my backup...I like the new ones just fine, but i don't care for the prices too much...
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Well I went ahead and joined the mathews side with a halon 32.

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