Since I'm in veritable frenzy of rifle evaluation for our "Best of the Best" section of the magazine, I might as well say a few words about how I do it. Or I could say something about health care. No, rifles. First, I clean the barrel. This is because all gun makers, when they learn they are to ship a rifle to me, pour a mixture of baboon sperm, vulture puke, coal oil, radioactive waste, industrial sludge, and copper dust down the barrel and bake it a while. I've never gotten a clean gun from anyone, so step number one is to get hot with the cleaning rod.