Heli-m Reverse Assist?

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  • December 4, 2013 at 9:34 am #609317 Back to Top REPORT

    Kansas

    Joined: 7/25/2009
    I’ve read in several places that there was a fletching clearance issue with the Heli-m’s Reverse Assist as it flexes during the shot/draw.  Have any of you Heli-m owners experienced this?  Will my Blazer vanes work okay with this bow?
    December 4, 2013 at 11:40 am #609343 Back to Top REPORT
    blackdog
    BlackDog

    Age: 63
    Joined: 7/21/2004
    I normally shoot feathers, but have a couple of FMJ’s with 3 degree Blazer helical fletch. They clear just fine on mine.
    Only way to really know is spray some foot powder on the fletching and shoot.
    December 4, 2013 at 12:57 pm #609357 Back to Top REPORT
    hotshot
    Hotshot

    Age: 54
    Joined: 11/1/2008
    Location: Oregon
    This has been said by some people….but what they are usually basing their concern on is what the cable guard looks like at full draw. At full draw the cable guard does pull to the center line of the bow. But it definitely has the cables clear when the fletchings come by. We did exactly what blackdog suggests….at the pro shop one day we tested this with different vanes. None hit….so, I would say don’t worry about it.

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    December 4, 2013 at 4:50 pm #609407 Back to Top REPORT
    iowaswitchback
    IowaSwitchback

    Joined: 11/26/2005
    Location: Guess!
    I just turn my vanes so they miss everything.
    December 4, 2013 at 7:31 pm #609440 Back to Top REPORT
    tominator
    Tominator

    Joined: 9/19/2007

    I’ve read in several places that there was a fletching clearance issue with the Heli-m’s Reverse Assist as it flexes during the shot/draw. Have any of you Heli-m owners experienced this? Will my Blazer vanes work okay with this bow?

    I have no issues using Blazers with the Helim, and shoot with cock vane up.

    December 4, 2013 at 10:02 pm #609484 Back to Top REPORT
    griz80
    Griz80

    Joined: 1/8/2013
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    I shoot Easton AXIS arrows with Blazer vanes with my Helium. No problems for me.
    December 13, 2013 at 10:39 pm #610834 Back to Top REPORT

    fergeris

    Age: 32
    Joined: 6/28/2013
    Location: Texas
    I haven’t had any issues that I know of on mine
    December 13, 2013 at 11:01 pm #610838 Back to Top REPORT
    buckhntr
    buckhntr

    Joined: 12/22/2011
    It looked like it was real close on mine with the blazers. I thought I noticed a very slight kick of the arrow so I rotated the arrows so the cock vane was at about 1 o’clock and no issues since then.
    December 13, 2013 at 11:02 pm #610839 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    When I demo’d the HeliM, it did look like there might be fletch clearance issues. However, I later found that fletch clearance issues only happened when using arrows that were too weak spined, requiring the centershot to be inside of 5/16″.

    I also found the same concerns with the BowTech FlexGuard, and to only be an issue with weak spined arrows.

    Shoot an arrow of proper spine and you won’t have any fletch contact with the HeliM.

    December 14, 2013 at 12:22 am #610847 Back to Top REPORT
    buckhntr
    buckhntr

    Joined: 12/22/2011
    I double checked mine for the heck of it tonight and it looks like I have a very small gap – 1/32 to 1/16.   The center shot is at approximately 12.5/16.

    Here’s a couple of pics
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    the gap is little tight for me so I do rotate the arrows a bit.  Seems to work fine for me as my best group shooting (5 shot group) was 1.5″ group at 60 yards with a combination of fixed blade heads and field points.

    ETA: My heli-m was from when they were first released if that makes a difference. Picked it up around Christmas 2011.

    December 14, 2013 at 9:00 pm #611051 Back to Top REPORT
    I also have herd this and I was wanting to put 70lb limbs on my Helim and a friend of mine told me to just keep it at 60lbs. I shoot the 2inch blazer vane with CE 250 Maxima Hunters. I also got a 1/2 dozen CE Reds set up with Grim Reaper Hades fixed blades also in 250 grain and I was thinking of shooting those with my Helim at 60lbs and my Creed at 70lbs. I have to look at the chart again but I may need to go up to 350’s for my Monster MR7 because I am wanting to get 80lb limbs for that.. Okay I got a little off subject, but if I go up to 70lb limbs I shouldnt have an issue will I?
    December 15, 2013 at 8:11 am #611107 Back to Top REPORT
    ohio-swb
    Ohio SWB

    Age: 48
    Joined: 3/1/2006
    Location: Ohio
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    no issue for me ,just like GARCHER said 5/16
    -}}}--------------------> shooting Helim and now switchy is retire hangin on the wall!
    December 17, 2013 at 10:34 am #611332 Back to Top REPORT
    mystro
    Mystro

    Joined: 8/4/2007
    I have never seen a clearance issue with the Helim.  Its my favorite Mathews and I have set up 6 or so at the shop.

    December 17, 2013 at 3:20 pm #611375 Back to Top REPORT
    vince71969
    vince71969


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    there is no clearance issue. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}
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