I still get quite a few gun magazines....I am old, and I enjoy them...plus they are pretty darn cheap....so here we go. Just last night a magazine came in...the name really does not matter as I have seen this trend in about all of them....and yes I know my $12 per year means nothing to them....my one subscription means more...this is how they can justify the ad rates they charge and there is where the real money is made. Ok...I already drifted...sorry one of those days. Last nights magazine did a "test" of several "precision" .22 rimfire rifles. All tested to see just how accurate they all are. Ok...you are thinking this sounds like a good test....and you are also thinking lock the suckers down and let the gun do all the work....nope.....off hand. Really this tells me nothing at all.....even if you are the best shot in the world you are testing this all day....and they state this in the article, you are going to have very different results at the end of the day then at the beginning when you are fresh.....your groups are going to change after you have your 3rd cup of coffee.....after that second coke.....and this is not the first time it has happened....a while ago another magazine.....(i think) did a test of rimfire ammo.....again not even a rest....this does not tell crap about a specific ammo (not that it really would anyway) past a click no bang. So having read this article last night, and just going your 1" group at 50 yards with the different guns means nothing at all...I figured a little rant was warranted. Lets put it this way....I am working up loads: Past how fast they are moving with a specific recipe me shooting off hand is not going to tell me the best info...the gun needs to be as stable as possible, and really I think no human is going to get better groups off hand then from a rest....same human. Pick your best shooter...I bet he will do better from a rest 90% of the time. So for these the normal thing workup a handful run them over a crono and look at groups....all from a form that takes the shooter out of the question as much as possible. Years ago when I first started small bore one of the old guys said after you are sure where your rifle is hitting at each distance get off the bench...you know what the gun will do at that point now it is up to you....we are testing what the gun can do not what you can do.