First we fit each bow with a Trophy Ridge Whisker Biscuit rest and React sight. We set the draw weight at 60 pounds and the draw length at 28 inches. Next we measured speed by shooting a Victory VAP 400 arrow weighing 364 grains (finished) 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 on Rinehart bag targets set at 30 yards, 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 awarded up to 10 points per category and then doubled the key ones—speed, draw cycle, accuracy—for a total possible score of 100 points.