For the remainder of the test, which is subjective, bows are set to 28 inches and 60 pounds. Then we give 'em hell for three full days on the range. The test team—consisting of OL executive editor Alex Robinson, Field & Stream executive editor Dave Hurteau, archery tech Danny Hinton, and me—then evaluates them for handling, fit and finish, and accuracy and forgiveness by each of us shooting a series of five 3-shot groups from each bow at 25 yards and averaging the groups for each bow. The most important categories—speed, draw cycle, and accuracy—are double-weighted. After that, the value score (bang for your buck) is assigned. The bow that ranks best overall is named Editor’s Choice. We did not award a Great Buy this year. They were all too damn expensive.