Hey Rebecca, I've shot it a bit, but not enough. Will have a good review of it come next week. It is light, smooth, and quick. Definitely my fav bow to this point, and I have shot every Mathews made.....
Will do tomorrow David. bg, not a lot of difference IMO. The biggest is the 1/2# weight savings. It is extremely smooth and quiet. It is a really sweet set-up. I threw another QAD HDX on mine and did some tuning yesterday. Being that the speed is almost identical I tuned the rest to match the sight. I now have two bows identiallcy set-up and shooting. If something happened to the Heli-m, I could swap the sight to the Z7, and be good to go immediately.
At 71# my Z7 is at 278.2 fps and at 70# my Heli-m is 275.8 fps. I shoot 100 grain tipped FMJ 400's. Bow is 27.5" draw slinging 430 grain arrows. Super nice to shoot. No shock, quiet. Turkeys beware.
Dave, you will like it. They redid the draw stop it has a tight wall....great but don't creep at all. The more I shoot this bad girl the more I like it. Got a few hundred arrows through and it is just plain NICE!
I have had the heli-m for for a month. I upgraded from an orgional Switchback and it was worth the wait. I will give Evan props he did a great job setting it up. I hope that does not go to his head. I cannot wait to get it in the woods and try it out. Headed up for turkeys this weekend.
He guys be sure when you get your Heli-ms to get the new stop. The one they ship on it from the factory is identical to the outbacks stop. They have a late release one that is smaller and more solid to that you don't have as much to worry about relaxing and having it run on you.
Best bow that Mathews has built in YEARS!!!! smooth, has good balance, good speed, LIGHT!
where in CO are you. not that it matters in my opinion archery hut is the only place to go. if you are from outside of Colorado Springs know that it will take all day on a saturday they are just that busy. if you can take a day off work it would be worth it. just my $0.02 for what it is worth