**How We Tested
Except where noted, all bows were equipped with a Trophy Ridge Whisker Buscuit rest and Cypher 5 sight and evaluated as follows:
For each configuration (short brace height, long brace height, stabilizer, no stabilizer), Bestul, Brantley, and I each took 10 three-shot groups at 30, 40, and 60 yards, eliminating the worst group in each set and averaging the remaining nine. For the final number, we averaged our individual results. Whenever possible, when comparing A to B, we alternated (A then B, then B then A) during the shooting session to preclude fatigue as a factor.