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Old 04-13-2012, 03:22 AM   #1
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So whenever I am shooting my hands shake a bit which makes it impossible for me to be very accurate. Am I the only one? I feel like I can't hold my hands perfectly steady even without a gun in them. This leads to jerking the trigger and other bad things. Does anyone have a suggestion for me?



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Can you give us a little more information about you, the firearm, and how you're shooting?
- What's your shooting experience with this gun/ in general?
- What type of gun are you shooting? handgun, rifle, revolver, semi, bolt....
- Are you standing up supporting the gun on your own, or on a rest of some sort?
- What was the weather like that day?



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Can you give us a little more information about you, the firearm, and how you're shooting?
- What's your shooting experience with this gun/ in general?
- What type of gun are you shooting? handgun, rifle, revolver, semi, bolt....
- Are you standing up supporting the gun on your own, or on a rest of some sort?
- What was the weather like that day?
In addition to these things, your diet can actually play a part in your overall steadiness as well. If you consume a lot of sugars or fats, or not enough protein, that could also be the culprit
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I shoot a .22 handgun mosins that kind of stuff. Every day I can't hit a 10 x 10 target at 100 yards 5 out of 10 times with a mosin. And yes I have tried other guns it is not an firearm accuracy issue. I have shot using a rest and that is better but I just can't understand people hitting anything past a hundred yards without a bench rest. Maybe I am weird or maybe it calla for more ammo...

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In addition to these things, your diet can actually play a part in your overall steadiness as well. If you consume a lot of sugars or fats, or not enough protein, that could also be the culprit
Oddly enough, I shake if I don't have the right amount of caffine.

I know that it's not withdrawal, I can go months without it, but still shake when I shoot - unless I have a few cups of joe before hand.

Psychosomatic maybe? When I was first introduced to shooting, I drank coffee like 8-10 cups a day.
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Diet, and grip. IMHO.
Pay attention to your diet, eat healthily, and remember, everything in moderation.
Grip. On a handgun, you WILL shake if your trying to strangle the gun, but I seem to doubt that's the case with a .22.
For me, shooting is therapeutic. It calms me. When I'm laying prone behind a rifle, still as a statue, and can see my heartbeat disturbing the sight picture, I know I'm in my zone.

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I don't mean to sound like a psyche obsessed left winger, but do you have any traumatic experiences involving a firearm? Because that can play a huge role in your current interractions with guns, it is easily overcome under the correct circumstances though

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I don't mean to sound like a psyche obsessed left winger, but do you have any traumatic experiences involving a firearm? Because that can play a huge role in your current interractions with guns, it is easily overcome under the correct circumstances though
Was that directed to me? Or the OP?
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Was that directed to me? Or the OP?
lol the op, you seem to have a handle on your own psyche
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lol the op, you seem to have a handle on your own psyche
Most of the time, anyway.


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