In March, F&S deputy editor Dave Hurteau and I met hunting editor Will Brantley in his hometown of Murray, Ky., for the annual F&S bow and crossbow test. After four full days of shooting, crunching numbers, and arguing, we still didn’t know which new flagship models would claim our top spots until we’d added up the last decimal points. It was that close. Out of a potential total score of 100, only a single point separated the top three compounds, and only 3 points separated the top three crossbows. The good news for you: There are lots of great new models on the shelves this year. Here are the very best of the bunch, plus the full scoop on one barn burner of a bow test.—S.B.