Helim Draw Weight Question

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  • February 26, 2013 at 6:18 am #565177 Back to Top REPORT

    davey

    Joined: 2/26/2013
    Hi there.  I have a 60-70 lb Helim and recently hurt my shoulder and would like to turn the poundage down on my bow.   How far can the Helim be turned down? Will it safely go down to 58 lb or less?  I don’t really want to have to buy a new bow or limbs.  If someone knows this and could let me know that would be great.

    Thanks,

    Dave

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by  davey.
    February 28, 2013 at 1:19 pm #565816 Back to Top REPORT
    lunzee
    Lunzee

    Joined: 12/21/2010
    Maximum of five turns out. Roughly drops the bow weight ten pounds. Hopefully the retailer you purchased your bow from has a bow weight scale and will be able to tell you.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}
    February 28, 2013 at 8:14 pm #565971 Back to Top REPORT

    davey

    Joined: 2/26/2013
    I took my bow to a proshop today and it was put on the scale and maxed out at 65lb.  Everytime it was put on the scale the lbs varied up to a 5-6 lb difference.  Why would this be? I had bought the bow used and not sure what the problem is.  Could one or both of the limbs be screwed?
    March 1, 2013 at 6:47 am #566036 Back to Top REPORT
    lunzee
    Lunzee

    Joined: 12/21/2010
    More times than not your bow is out of spec when not making weight.  Make sure the ata is 30″ and cam rotation is good.
    June 24, 2013 at 3:32 pm #581902 Back to Top REPORT
    blackdog
    BlackDog

    Age: 63
    Joined: 7/21/2004

    Hi there. I have a 60-70 lb Helim and recently hurt my shoulder and would like to turn the poundage down on my bow. How far can the Helim be turned down? Will it safely go down to 58 lb or less? I don’t really want to have to buy a new bow or limbs. If someone knows this and could let me know that would be great. 

    Thanks,

    Dave

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 4 weeks ago by davey.

    I know this an older post, but thought I’d confirm the answer. 5 turns from max poundage is all you should go. I called Mathews today.  A pretty well known and respected ‘tech’ told me I could take my 60# HeliM down to 48#’s. Rather than take a chance, I thought I’d call the factory.
    They told me if I needed to go below 50# draw I should consider getting 50# limbs. Told me not to shoot less than 5 turns or 50#s.

    Could you get away with it? Maybe . . . but I’m not taking the chance.

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