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deadeye199824 07-11-2012 05:32 AM

44 Mag
I am 14 years old and weigh less than 100 lbs and shot a 6 in Astra double action with full
Loads and hit about 6 in - 12 in above the target I think I did good but how do I get more accurate

trip286 07-11-2012 05:44 AM

Was that your first time? Work on proper stance and proper grip, and get more practice.

Size and age don't mean that much. I could hit a nickel at 10 yards with my grandfather's Colt woodsman when I was 9 or 10 years old. It took me a few thousand rounds to get to that point.

I'm now 27, and went to the range just a few days ago. I was shooting an 8" group at 7 yards. After about 30 rounds to get back in the saddle, I was making one hole about the size of a silver dollar in my target.


I've been around guns my whole life. 4 years in the Marine Corps Infantry, never qualified less than expert on any weapon I was handed, but without practice, I got incredibly rusty.

deadeye199824 07-11-2012 05:46 AM

The Handel is bigger than my hand and it's hard to get a good grip but I make sure my stance is good before I shoot it

trip286 07-11-2012 05:47 AM

It also may not be a bad idea to shoot something not so expensive to feed...
See my above comment about the Colt...
Back then it cost an outrageous $6 for a 550 round brick of .22

deadeye199824 07-11-2012 05:47 AM

The Handel is bigger than my hand and I make sure my stance is great before I shoot

trip286 07-11-2012 05:49 AM


Originally Posted by deadeye199824
The Handel is bigger than my hand and it's hard to get a good grip but I make sure my stance is good before I shoot it

You definitely need something smaller. If you can handle a .44 mag, good for you, but remember- the gun don't make the man. Get your hands on something more your size, and you'll see a major improvement immediately.

deadeye199824 07-11-2012 05:51 AM

I'll use it for hunting season for predators so I'll practice a lot before then just want advice to before accurate because I have a reputation to uphold it being a great shot

deadeye199824 07-11-2012 05:52 AM

I mean it's hard to put two hands on the grip and it could also be me nervous about shooting it

ineverFTF 07-11-2012 12:31 PM

Try shooting with a good pair of leather gloves on. It will feel weird at first but it helps.

AIKIJUTSU 07-11-2012 01:26 PM

I'm not familiar with Astra stuff, but for many guns you can get aftermarket grips in a variety of sizes. Maybe you can find something that fits your hand better.

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