It didn't take long for word to spread among .22 rimfire benchrest shooters that the M-452 is mighty accurate for a rifle at this price. It also has a solid grown-up feel and look, with good wood and honest hand-checkering. If I were looking to buy a sleek, bolt-action, clip-fed rimfire, this one would be on my A list. The M-452 seemed to like everything we fed it; our best five-shot groups at 50 yards (under a half-inch) came with CCI Green Tag and Winchester T22. Average of all groups by all shooters with all ammo was .642 inches, which is why practically everyone on the panel described this .22 as being very accurate.