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About a month ago I posted about accuracy problems with my 1894 .44 mag. I received many helpful ideas from the forum members and would like to thank all of you. I did put a happy trigger in it and polished up the barrel band so it slid on and off the barrel much easier. I replaced the scope and went shooting today. Accuracy was better but still not great and then I remembered what rob42049 told me about putting your left hang on top of the rest and holding the forearm in your hand rather then just putting the forearm on top of the sandbags. Accuracy immediately was much better. It also improved when I stopped trying to "squeeze" the trigger and instead put pressure on the trigger and when the crosshairs settled just pull the darn thing. I attached pics of the targets. The first one was from 75 yards. The first shot was 2" left. I made a scope adjustment and as you can see it hit dead center which is the yardage I want the rifle to be sighted in for. I then fired a three shot group from 100 yards but I could only see two holes through the 2 x 7 Leupold so I fired a fourth shot and it grouped right next to the other two holes. So I went down range to check the target to see where the first shot went and was surprised to see it in the bulls eye. Do not not know why I had a high flyer but I aint complaining. Thanks guys for helping me to get the ole .44 shooting straight. Hopefully it will help me to become a wildlife reduction specialist this fall.
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Good for you, glad you got it sorted out. Good luck to you...
 

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I think you've got it figured out.
 

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Good follow up story and good shooting :tee:.
 

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Definitely better than minute of deer. Very nice group. Take care, John.
 

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Good shootin',John. Maybe we can introduce you to making accurate handloads and further increase your precision. It's a part of our sport that no one should ignore. More shooting for less money,what's not to like?


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It took me a lot of time and a ton of shooting before I figured out the "forend in hand" part. Another thing that helps reduce vertical stringing is to put the front rest right under the back end of the foregrip, just ahead of the receiver, for EVERY shot. And of course, you need to hold it the same way, front and rear, for each shot.

Nice to see it coming together for you. Guns that shoot that well instill a lot of confidence!
 
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Always good to hear a problem has been solved! :top:
 
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