Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Helix broadhead feedback

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aj 08-Jan-18
aj 08-Jan-18
George D. Stout 08-Jan-18
ShadeHaven 08-Jan-18
wifishkiller 08-Jan-18
wifishkiller 08-Jan-18
wifishkiller 08-Jan-18
raghorn 08-Jan-18
wifishkiller 08-Jan-18
wifishkiller 08-Jan-18
wifishkiller 08-Jan-18
wifishkiller 08-Jan-18
wifishkiller 08-Jan-18
wifishkiller 08-Jan-18
GF 08-Jan-18
Buglmin 08-Jan-18
George D. Stout 08-Jan-18
SB 08-Jan-18
wifishkiller 09-Jan-18
aj 09-Jan-18
tradmt 09-Jan-18
Clydebow 09-Jan-18
Sawtooth (Original) 09-Jan-18
oldnewby 09-Jan-18
Ollie 09-Jan-18
GF 09-Jan-18
GF 09-Jan-18
3R Shooter 09-Jan-18
wifishkiller 13-Jan-18
From: aj
Date: 08-Jan-18




Been thinking about these heads for a while now and thinking about using them for the bear hunt in September. All things being (I.E. shot placement) can anybody tell me anything about them, blood trails, ease of sharpening. Thanks to all in advance!

From: aj
Date: 08-Jan-18




Wow really surprised! Nobody here on the wall has used these?

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 08-Jan-18




I'm surprised that people keep looking for better broadheads when we have so many proven ones. Ace and Bear for me, no interest in shiny and new. But hey, they may be great so try them.

From: ShadeHaven
Date: 08-Jan-18




I've heard good things about them. I can't see spending the money, when my Zwickeys never let me down.

From: wifishkiller
Date: 08-Jan-18




Shot them most of the year, great head! https://i.imgur.com/fbHbPAH.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Z6LOLt9.jpg https://i.imgur.com/HFAjNMF.jpg https://i.imgur.com/EiU8Z7B.jpg

From: wifishkiller
Date: 08-Jan-18




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From: wifishkiller
Date: 08-Jan-18




I give up

From: raghorn
Date: 08-Jan-18




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Date: 08-Jan-18

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Date: 08-Jan-18

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From: GF
Date: 08-Jan-18




Ummmm... so if they’re sharp they poke holes in animals?

This thread has “Grumpiest Ever Old Men” writ large across it... If you like ‘em, get a good edge on ‘em and shoot ‘em!

There is probably not a thing not to like about them unless you want to pick on the angle of the wider portion of the blade; it should increase resistance, but would you ever know the difference? That and yes, they cost more than Aces and similar, but it sounds like they put some real effort into sharpening them, so if you’re not ready for Prime Time, maybe it’s worth the extra dollars to you to pay Strickland to do it for you.

Your call.

From: Buglmin
Date: 08-Jan-18




I liked them, but Tim was always out of stock. I went to Kudu Points instead. The Helix is a good head, tough and flies great. You won't be disappointed.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 08-Jan-18




Why would one think they wouldn't work anyway? We don't have room enough to show all the animals taken with the old standards...so shoot what you like and can afford.

From: SB
Date: 08-Jan-18




If I won the Powerball I wouldn't pay 30.00 apiece for broadheads!

From: wifishkiller
Date: 09-Jan-18




Mine were 30 something for 3??

From: aj
Date: 09-Jan-18




Wifishkiller- how was the blood trailing? Its obvious that you had great shot placement, just wondering, oh by the way, great looking animals, congrats.

From: tradmt
Date: 09-Jan-18




Broadheads are pretty simple, and should be, any sharp head will leave copious blood trails when you have an exit whole and sliced vital organs, provided the shot placement wasn't high and level. I have had times when I had next to zero blood on the ground after shooting critters with 1.5" three blades because the hit was a bit high but the animals died quickly.

I would never even show any interest whatsoever in this head for a couple simple reasons, price for the product, blade angle, resharpening difficulty but, like George said, they probably work just fine so.........

IMO, put a grizzly on the head end and smile all the way down the blood trail to fresh protein.

From: Clydebow
Date: 09-Jan-18




This same discussion/argument could have taken place when some of the first tried and true broadheads were first introduced. That's how we know they work. Someone decided to try them.

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Jan-18




Good point Clydebow. I can't see myself rushing off to buy anything new, but that's still a very good observation. All of the "old reliables" had to be new to the market at some point and could have very well been met with some degree of skepticism.

Try it OP, and if it works out for you then that's great.

From: oldnewby
Date: 09-Jan-18




This fellow on youtube has a video about sharpening the Helix on a flat stone, and it looks pretry easy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drHl4q1Id7Y 

From: Ollie Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Jan-18




Lots of good broadheads out there. Many of the newer heads offer significant improvements over nostalgic heads that some practically worship and make stupid phrases like "If it was good enough for ole Fred then by God it is good enough for me!" You can get a lot of bad advice on this website!

From: GF
Date: 09-Jan-18




Ollie -

Can you provide some detail on the “significant improvements”?

I would allow that being able to buy a hunting-sharp head, screw it right into an arrow and have it spin good and true is a terrific Convenience and might even be a necessity for the sharpening-impaired (note that I am not saying that such could not be said of myself)...

But let’s say you have an Ace Standard, a Zwickey Delta - both properly sharpened and spinning True - and one of two of these “significantly improved” heads. What’s the difference?

And you have to leave the single-bevel out of it because A) you can order Aces and probably Zwickeys single-beveled it you like; B) single-bevel s nothing new - the Helix site says they’ve been around in “modern” heads for over 30 years; C) there are plenty of highly-qualified skeptics who will tell you it’s a non-issue.

But beyond that... have at it! (always happy to learn)

From: GF
Date: 09-Jan-18




Ollie -

Can you provide some detail on the “significant improvements”?

I would allow that being able to buy a hunting-sharp head, screw it right into an arrow and have it spin good and true is a terrific Convenience and might even be a necessity for the sharpening-impaired (note that I am not saying that such could not be said of myself)...

But let’s say you have an Ace Standard, a Zwickey Delta - both properly sharpened and spinning True - and one of two of these “significantly improved” heads. What’s the difference?

And you have to leave the single-bevel out of it because A) you can order Aces and probably Zwickeys single-beveled it you like; B) single-bevel s nothing new - the Helix site says they’ve been around in “modern” heads for over 30 years; C) there are plenty of highly-qualified skeptics who will tell you it’s a non-issue.

But beyond that... have at it! (always happy to learn)

From: 3R Shooter Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Jan-18
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https://www.3riversarchery.com/helix-2-blade-screw-in-broadheads.html

We have five reviews (at the time of this posting) with three of them from verified buyers. All 5 star ratings. Probably not the 'personal' experience you were looking for, but thought it may help. Best of luck with them if you try them. Oh, if you do try them... send us a review, thanks!

From: wifishkiller
Date: 13-Jan-18




Blood trails have been great, the "S" shaped hole is pretty good at staying open. Haven't had an issue with anything plugging up. I've been sharpening mine on 1x30 belt sander with a leather belt or 1000 grit sandpaper if it hit some rocks or bone. I have one head that's been threw 4 animals and still in the quiver.





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