Well guys I finally pulled the trigger and bought a new bow. I went yesterday and had narrowed my choice between the Helim and the Creed. Honestly they are both awesome and I could have closed my eyes and picked one and would have been happy. I shot the chill again and still did not like the feel. It just did not fit me for some reason. So I went with the Creed. I have been shooting bows for 25 + years and I have never and I mean never been this accurate. I feel so comfortable with this bow. Dead in the hand after the shot, draw cycle is awesome. My speed is 292 fps. Draw length is 29 in 70lbs arrow weight is 394. I feel like that arrow weight should be a good blend for hunting and target shooting. I could easily get this bow over 300 if needed. But the kinetic energy is crazy. I shot my target at the house that I have been shooting my SQ2 at and I am almost driving my arrows to the flecthing were as the SQ2 was only about half way on the arrow shaft. Bottom line is I could not be happier. Can’t wait to get off work today and shoot some more.
Joined: 1/16/2012Awesome. Where did you get it? Was heading over to Backwoods today to relook at an MR7!!!!Smokey Mountain Pro Archery in Seymour. Jim is the shop owner and knows his stuff.Shot yesterday at the range and tried 50 yards for the first time with the new Creed. 1 1/2 to 2 inch group. I have NEVER BEEN able to do that. Love the Creed!!!!
Location: VAGreat news on the accuracy! 2″ group is amazing at 50!!! and thats most important but for me I like to have at least 6.5 G/lb for hunting. I just feel the Kinetic is better IF i mess up and hit a shoulder… and at longer distances 40+ I would rather have the energy and sacrifice a little dropping… as I use a Range Finder most times.
I would give up a bit of speed for more weight on arrow this puts a bit more emphasis on hunting… also helps quiet it down a bit.
455 gr arrowMy Buck killing skills are sick – too bad there not contagious!!!Bow4um, Thanks for the reply. I took a note with that arrow weight you recommend. When I need to buy some new arrows I might have to give that a try.
Location: VAPlease don’t take this wrong cause at 74.6KE thats very good and more than enough but im just 1 opinionated guy that believes for hunting a little heavier is better IMHO. 6.5 is a good start. If your shooting that accurate at 50 a little heavier arrow wont hurt you if you adjust and then you could drop one at 50 easy. Just make sure the arrow spine is correct. I us OT2 to help in that dept. The program helps arrow selection and proper length… Are you familiar with OT2.
Other side of coin is if you have a hard time judging distance faster flatter may help eliminate some errors in distance judgement. Thats the trade…
Im interested in the Creed myself and may get one next month – Now I have a Z7-Mag.My Buck killing skills are sick – too bad there not contagious!!!No I am not familiar with OT2 but the shop owner looked at some chart or a program cant remember and told me the recommend spin weight. Can’t remember what that # is now. And to be honest I can’t even remember what #’s are on my arrows. I will have to check and post that up. At the time I was so excited that I was listening to what he was saying but it wasnt really sinking in.. I just wanted to shoot it. So alot of the #’s and stuff is a blur.I looked at my arrows and the # on them are 7595 Gold tip.
Joined: 12/8/2012The 7595 GT are great arrows . I shoot the 5575 GT with my Z7X at 60lbsZ7 Extreme 60# 29inSo far I really like them. They seem to fly very consistent at least when I can see them. The creed really slings them!
Joined: 1/20/2013this was at 20yrds with the creed never been able to do that before an awesome bow andAwesome group! It’s amazing how good the creed shoots.
Joined: 1/20/2013thanks great bow first Mathews I’ve owned always had a hand me bow was shooting a high country sniper lite glad i changed to Mathews with a group like that.
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