First we fit each vertical compound bow with a Trophy Ridge Whisker Biscuit rest and React sight, then set the draw weight at exactly 60 pounds and the draw length at 28 inches. Next we measured speed by shooting a 28.5-inch arrow weighing 364 grains through a chronograph three times and taking the average. We gauged bow noise in the same manner, using a decibel meter. Then we hit the range for two days, shooting hundreds of three-shot groups, to measure out-of-the-box accuracy and forgiveness. All the while, we evaluated draw cycle, shock and vibration, balance and handling, and fit and finish. We gave each category up to 10 points and then doubled the key ones—speed, draw cycle, and accuracy—for a total possible score of 100 points.—S.B.