Hi, here's my report for the "database" conditions: Gun 882SS .22Magnum new gun, first day at range. stock trigger. backed off the forend takedown screw. Scope: 4.5-14 Simmons ATV Sand Bags front and rear. No actual group measurments, had only 1 hour till range closed. gun came right out of the box, had only bought it 10 minutes earlier. Ammo: PMC Predator HP. (6.50 a box) after a few dozen rounds, groups tightened up. could put a few touching at 100 yards. looks very good for target and hunting use. Remington green tips ($12 a box) (ouch) Good. very good. better be too, for the price. between the two above, the predator would shoot to the right, with POA for Remington. Also tried Federal big-hole hollow points..... I'll pass on these. CCI V+.........ok, but not that accurate overall. thats all I had time for.... I have now put in a lighter trigger spring. Have dremel sanded the synthetic stock...it was touching the barrel in 2 spots. ground just a little bit off the rear takedown screw, and can tighten it real tight without the screw protruding into the action. honed the sear with two grades of whetstones. cleaned her up real good, and will post new results soon. So far I am pleased, esp since .22mag ammo is not match grade, generally speaking. As much as I would have liked a CZ 452 over any other brand, I am not convinced the ammo quality can justify the CZ price. perhaps the Remington ammo can, but it is 10-12 dollars afterall. Once you get your Stainless and Black stocked gun home, it looks pretty good. my first "stainless". But Marlin sure needs to invest in some metal polishing tools for the action.