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My Bow!

Here it is. Took me a while to get a picture up.... sorry guys. I've got my work cut out for me to outfit it and get used to a 28 inch draw but I am really excited.

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Very nice.  Like the elk

Very nice.  Like the elk antler and sheep horn too.....

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What do you mean "get used to

What do you mean "get used to a 28" draw"  If it's not the draw length you can buy new cams for the correct draw length.  You will shoot alot better if the draw length of the bow is the correct fi for you.  I just swithched out the cams out on my Katera from 29" to 28.5" and that half inch made a world of difference.....I shoot alot more consistent now.

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Congrats on the bow, looks

Congrats on the bow, looks great.

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Congrats on winning the

Congrats on winning the bow!
I agree wit Goosehunter. If the bow isn't sized right for you, it really isn't that big of a deal to fix. Order the size cams you need and change them out. It will be world of difference in the accuracy you will obtain out of the bow. Good luck.

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This model has the xr3 cams

This model has the xr3 cams which means that I can only buy the modules that go down to 28 inches. Before I bought the 28 inch modules the bow had a 29 inch draw. I normally shoot a 27 inch draw and have since I started shooting bows. These modules only cost 12 bucks to change so it would be sweet if I could just buy the right module but I can not get one that will go that low for these specific cams. The only way that I could get the draw length down to 27 inches would be to buy all new cams (the xr2's) which would also mean I would have to buy new cables and string. This would cost me $275 for this bow and I can not afford that since I also have to outfit the bow with everything that it needs.

So that is why I said that I am going to have to get used to a 28 inch draw.

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I was thinking about your

I was thinking about your draw length and think instead of getting used to it, you should really get a bow that fits.  Here is an excerpt and a link from just one article I found on the subject.  There is a  lot written on the subject and all agree that a too long draw invites problems.  Good luck.

If your draw length is too long, you get a different host of troubles.  Again, your peep sight will be too close to your eye and some or all of your reference points will be difficult to establish.

http://www.huntersfriend.com/drawlength.htm

 

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Another way of shortening the

Another way of shortening the draw length is to place the bow in a bow press and twist the string tighter. But you will also need to un-twist the cables to compensate a bit to make sure the cam stays in the same position. You should be able to find a bow geek around one of the archery shops to help you out with this. Good luck.

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I understand that it is not

I understand that it is not the best case scenario to be shooting a bow with too long a draw length but there are a couple reasons for me wanting to keep this bow. For one, I earned it and if I can adjust to the slightly longer draw than I can keep the bow that has a certain level of centimental value to it. I did not just go out and drop a ton of money on it. I used a lot of my time developing hunting stories and tips and the like to earn it. Its kind of a cool memory I guess. The other is that I am not aware of a place that is just going to let me trade it straight across for the same bow with a shorter draw. I would love to hear any suggestions but at this point I think I will just have to try and make the adjustment.

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Maybe you're not done growing

Maybe you're not done growing yet??  Big smile

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I hear you about the

I hear you about the sentimental value and can't argue with that point.  I would suggest to go to a bow shop that is a dealer for the bow and see what they can do.  The other thing I would do is to contact Hoyt and explain the situation and see if they'd replace them for you.  They have great customer service and you never know.