Heli-M or Creed

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  • April 20, 2013 at 6:57 pm #574754 Back to Top REPORT
    aodhan
    Aodhan

    Joined: 4/17/2013
    I am having a difficult time deciding on these two bows. My primary use will be bowhunter class 3D and some open class 3D as well. None of this is really competitive, just for fun. I do intend to hunt in the fall.

    I have shot both bows, and I like them both a lot. The draw cycle on the Heli-M feels a little more even all the way to the wall, but where’s the freakin valley? If I got this bow I would order it with the small draw stops. The Creed on the other hand felt to me like it had a better valley, but it also felt like I fell into that valley.

    At twenty yards it was hard for me to really say which one I would be more accurate with, but apart from the jumpiness of the Heli-M cam, it did feel a little better. I also like the solid limb rather than the split limb design.

    Still, the Creed is the newest and presumably the most advanced, and it is the current flagship bow. I wonder if I would be making a mistake not going with the Creed. It also has a longer riser, and the added weight may improve overall stability.

    I should add that I am not interested in the Chill.

    Opinions, suggestions, advice? Thank you.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by aodhan Aodhan.
    April 20, 2013 at 8:11 pm #574766 Back to Top REPORT
    buckwild41
    buckwild41

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    tuff tuff choice for sure.  I have the Heli-m but have a pal with the Creed.  Must admit I love the lite weight of the Heli-m but like the way the Creed shoots.  sent another friend to the shop today looking for a new bow.  All I could offer was for him to shot both and select from there.
    April 20, 2013 at 8:30 pm #574769 Back to Top REPORT
    creed627
    Creed627

    Age: 32
    Joined: 3/3/2013
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    You can’t go wrong with either bow.  I was in the same situation earlier this year and decided to go with the Creed and don’t regret it.  My pro shop owner explained it like this.  The Creed is the newest bow with the newest/best technology Mathews has to offer.  I haven’t had a chance to shoot much but the little bit I have, the Creed is deadly accurate and super smooth draw.  Also, the difference in weight compared to the Heli M and Creed is minimal in my opinion.  Either way you cant go wrong with Mathews.

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews}

    Creed 60#/29 inch draw/Mathews QAD rest/Viper Peep/CBE Sniper Pro sight
    April 21, 2013 at 3:31 pm #574864 Back to Top REPORT
    stealth1
    stealth1

    Age: 61
    Joined: 7/11/2008
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    I have both bows. 99% of the people shooting either bow are not capable of shooting them to their maximum capabilities. Which ever one blows your dress up is the one you should go with!!!!!
    April 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm #574865 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
    RickyM


    Joined: 8/4/2004
    I’m  HUGE fan of the Creed.  I think its the best shooting hunting bow they have ever made. TACKDRIVER  is not a strong enough word.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_cool}
    April 21, 2013 at 7:19 pm #574879 Back to Top REPORT
    zbone
    Zbone

    Joined: 5/18/2010
    Was in the same boat and shot both bows for a month till I picked the Helim. Ive owned lots of mathews bows and the Helim is the best bow to date in my book. JMHO. Good Luck
    April 21, 2013 at 8:15 pm #574893 Back to Top REPORT
    aodhan
    Aodhan

    Joined: 4/17/2013
    I appreciate all your opinions. I am going to go back to the pro shop and spend some more time with both the Helim and Creed tomorrow. My brain is starting to tell me Creed but I am going to let the bows make the decision. One way or the other, one is getting ordered tomorrow.
    April 21, 2013 at 10:57 pm #574916 Back to Top REPORT
    wrkdvr
    wrkdvr

    Age: 35
    Joined: 2/5/2013
    Location: Virginia
    I went to the shop and thought I would probably choose the HeliM since it great reviews. I even walked into the shop biased (I like split limb bows), wanting to shoot them side by side. I really liked the HeliM, but laughed when I shot the Creed. I couldn’t belive the feel, quietness, and feel of it. I loved it and just new it was everything I wanted and couldn’t afford. I placed my order and don’t regret it one bit. Both are sharp and great shooting bows.
    April 22, 2013 at 1:16 am #574921 Back to Top REPORT

    bowbuilder

    Joined: 11/6/2009

    Still, the Creed is the newest and presumably the most advanced, and it is the current flagship bow. I wonder if I would be making a mistake not going with the Creed.

    This should not factor into your decision at all. Because guess what, next year it won’t be.

    Go with which bow feels best and shoots best for you. It is a tough choice, but shoot them enough and one will feel better to you.

    Also, if you are thinking about needing the HeliM with a small draw stop, have the dealer install one for you to try. It makes a big difference that you may or may not like. And make sure the dealer actually swaps the stops for you.  I have had two different delears I asked to swap to the small draw stop go out of the room and come back with the bow with the large stop still on, and tell me they swapped it. Needless to say, I left those shops.

    I choose the HeliM, because I liked the draw better. I stayed with the large stop, because with the small stop, I could creep to easily. I wish they made a mid-sized rubber stop. I think that would be just about perfect.

    April 22, 2013 at 2:21 am #574926 Back to Top REPORT
    doubletapxx
    DoubleTapxx

    Joined: 10/31/2012
    Helim hands down.
    April 22, 2013 at 2:14 pm #575002 Back to Top REPORT
    aodhan
    Aodhan

    Joined: 4/17/2013
    Surprisingly enough, I went with the Creed, in Tactical. I went back to the pro shop and spent about an hour shooting both the Creed and the Helim. The Creed just seemed to speak to me a little better, and perhaps more importantly, I was shooting such tight groups with it, it was crazy.

    In terms of how they felt to shoot, it was pretty tough to distinguish between them, but the Helim felt a bit stiffer to me. But ultimately what it came down to was I was just shooting the Creed far better.

    Thank you all for your opinions and advice, just looking forward to getting my hands on that Creed now.

    April 22, 2013 at 4:37 pm #575009 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
    RickyM


    Joined: 8/4/2004

    Surprisingly enough, I went with the Creed, in Tactical. I went back to the pro shop and spent about an hour shooting both the Creed and the Helim. The Creed just seemed to speak to me a little better, and perhaps more importantly, I was shooting such tight groups with it, it was crazy. 

    In terms of how they felt to shoot, it was pretty tough to distinguish between them, but the Helim felt a bit stiffer to me. But ultimately what it came down to was I was just shooting the Creed far better.

    Thank you all for your opinions and advice, just looking forward to getting my hands on that Creed now.

    GREAT choice.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    April 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm #575014 Back to Top REPORT
    bckmstr
    bckmstr

    Joined: 1/2/2013
    Location: MN
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    awesome choice..i can’t stop shooting mine…congrats on your new bow…enjoy the heck out of it {#emotions_dlg.mathews_idler}

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by bckmstr bckmstr. Reason: wording
    "Totally Lost" Limited Edition Creed, T7 bracket dippped in Lost Camo (RA Hoffer), 70#/26", Ripcord Code Red, CE Maxima Hunter 250's Mathews Edition
    April 23, 2013 at 7:57 am #575116 Back to Top REPORT
    wrkdvr
    wrkdvr

    Age: 35
    Joined: 2/5/2013
    Location: Virginia
    {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}
    April 23, 2013 at 7:47 pm #575241 Back to Top REPORT

    RandyR

    Age: 60
    Joined: 2/21/2013
    Location: CO
    I suggest you do what I did:  try ‘em both blindfolded.  The shop where I bought mine covered my eyes, handed me both with arrows nocked and had me shoot.  I chose based on feel.  They’re both outstanding bows, you won’t go wrong in either case.
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