THE COMPOUND BOW TEST
This is the new archer’s paradox: Bows are getting so good that selecting the best one is difficult. Well, maybe that’s just the bow tester’s paradox— but it’s true. This year’s crop of flagship compounds overall is excellent. They’re (mostly) fast, (mostly) quiet, and (mostly) free of vibration. All of them are capable of nockbusting groups, and the gap between the best and worst is smaller than it’s ever been. But after four days of intense testing, we learned that a gap remains all the same.
From top: Testing supplies; Brantley pores over data.