44 Mag

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by deadeye199824, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. deadeye199824

    deadeye199824 New Member

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    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
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    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.

    Practice...practice....practice.

    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.
     

  3. deadeye199824

    deadeye199824 New Member

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    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
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    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
     
  5. deadeye199824

    deadeye199824 New Member

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    The Handel is bigger than my hand and I make sure my stance is great before I shoot
     
  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    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.
     
  7. deadeye199824

    deadeye199824 New Member

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    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
     
  8. deadeye199824

    deadeye199824 New Member

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

    ineverFTF New Member

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

    AIKIJUTSU New Member

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    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.
     
  11. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Well congrats on admiting that! Most won't----
    If you can afford the ammo---PRACTICE
    If not as mentioned- start with a lesser caliber :)
     
  12. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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    It sounds to me like right now that 44 Mag is simply too much gun for you. Why not shoot something like a .38 Special or .357 Mag and work on your grip and stance? Learn to be a safe and accurate handgun shooter before you go for the power. You can't make up for poor shooting with a bigger round.
     
  13. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    Did you know a .44 magnum revolver will chamber and fire the much easier to handle .44 special round?It does,and its a great caliber with very little kick,less than even a .357 with the right round.
     
  14. deadeye199824

    deadeye199824 New Member

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    It's my grandpas gun and he won't make changes to it or shoot 44 special out of it and the other gun he has that is legal to take hunting is a 22 mag witch would be ok for lions but for bears I question so ?
     
  15. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Please dont piss off a mountain lion with a 22mag :eek:
    Not near enuff gun!!!!!
     
  16. deadeye199824

    deadeye199824 New Member

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    I was told otherworld on this forum even
     
  17. deadeye199824

    deadeye199824 New Member

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    I'll try to use leather gloves next time
     
  18. deadeye199824

    deadeye199824 New Member

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    I'll tell you guys when I'll go to the shooting range
     
  19. deadeye199824

    deadeye199824 New Member

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    :D I went to the shooting range the other day and I tried the leather gloves and it helped a little and I found out that last time i didnt hit paper and this time I would of put someone in a world of hurt in the chest if they were in fround of me. My pattern was in a 6-10 in circle.
     
  20. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Keep practicing and discuss the .44 special ammo with the firearm owner again. The "special" ammo shouldn't have any ill effects on the firearm.

    background on the .44 special: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.44_special Notice the part about how Mr. Keith developed the .44 magnum from the .44 special.