Manufacturers were asked to submit two sets of new-for-2014 hunting arrows in a variety of weights, each with 2-inch straight-fletched Blazer vanes and standard factory inserts able to accept an 8/32 field point. Cut to 30 inches, the 14 submitted models were test shot with a 70-pound Bowtech RPM 360 drawing 30 inches, secured in a Hooter Shooter, and into a Hips Archery 4x4 Range Target set at 40 yards—no less than three times. Ballistic data on each shot was recorded using Full Flight Technology's Velocitip system, which captured velocity, kinetic energy, and momentum on launch and impact, plus drag, time of flight, and trajectory. With this data we crunched the percentage of retained energy and retained momentum. All arrows were weighed; their diameter measured with a micrometer, and a front-of-center percentage was calculated. That was how we determined these best-in-class bowhunting shafts, but don't take our word for it. Take a look at the full dataset.