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+1 what CVC said. Either try

+1 what CVC said. Either try to find a shop or call Hoyt. It will make a world of difference when you get the proper draw length you need. You can shoot ok with what you have but at the proper draw length, you'll be slapping arrows when you shoot. It really makes a difference you try to shoot past 40 yards, which can be a common accurrance out west. Good luck.

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Well after cowgal's

Well after cowgal's suggestion I decided to take thing into my own hands. Every night before I go to bed I have been putting my arms in vices and stretching them more and more every night. It is working great. I have gained a quarter of an inch already! I'll be to 28 inches in no time!

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Good idea, but will you be

Good idea, but will you be able to hunt in the rain?  I mean if you get wet will you shrink back to your original size?  Seriously, have you been shooting your new bow?

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OK, I wanted to let that one

OK, I wanted to let that one ring for a while but I can't do it just in case you guys thought I was serious ha. I talked to Hoyt right after winning it to see what parts I would have to buy to get to the right draw length and I want to say that I remember telling them that I won it in a competition and they did not make an offer to swop it out... although I was kind of hoping that they would. I think that I am going to give them a call now that you guys mention it and do a little bit of begging maybe. Who knows... maybe it will get me somewhere.

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I got the XR3A modules which

I got the XR3A modules which get the draw down to 28 inch modules. I put them on and I think I am going to be able to make it work. My brother landed a job at a bow shop a month or so ago and I went in there and started getting it outfitted. Everything that I did order is coming in the mail... hopefully soon. What I learned is that I am going to have to release off the string instead of the loop. The extra half inch of draw that the loop adds puts it over the top but without it, it feels pretty good. I can't wait to get the gear in but I still have a couple things I need to get.

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Follow Up

So, have you been able to finish getting your bow set up?  Have you been able to spend any significant time shooting it?  How has that gone for you? 

I bought (not everyone can win a bow in a contest, right?)  a Hoyt Cobalt in January, and I love it.  I was just wondering what you thought of your Hoyt. 

Also, even though it is rather belated, congratulations!  That is an awesome prize!