So I am traditionally a gun guy. I am looking at getting a bow and have found a used one that I think will work for a first box.
Here is the bump in the road I cant work out on my own. The max draw length of the bow i have found is 30". My draw length in 38". How big of a deal is it on the draw length?
DL is a huge deal, because if you are too short, problems. Too long, major problems.
I would tell you to find the nearest pro shop, not a box store, have have your DL checked. Most good bows are DL specifics,i.e., 28" is just that, 28". After you get measured, go from there.
I've been bow hunting since the 1970's, and worked at a pro shop on and off for several years, and the longest DL I can remember was 33", and that guy was about 6'7" and have ape arms.