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#195145 - 10/25/18 04:35 PM The importance of a consistent grip
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My sister and I were shooting our muzzleloaders to get them sighted in for season. After we got her Encore zeroed, I set up my Optima pistol. I had been having a lot of trouble with it. The same load I used last year was scattering like a buckshot pattern, and I couldn't figure out why. Then, it hit me: watch my grip. Long story short, after a little experimenting, I determined a consistent, moderate grip, not too tight or loose, yielded the best results:



.970" at 100 yards.
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#195148 - 10/25/18 05:07 PM Re: The importance of a consistent grip [Re: Chance Weldon]
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yep and good shooting too!

I find if I can spend a day shooting every other week or so for the summer it comes naturally. If I only get out half that amount then I really need to think about it. If I split my time between platforms it also means I need more practice to get good with the different guns.

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#195155 - 10/26/18 12:45 PM Re: The importance of a consistent grip [Re: karl]
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I cannot agree more. At the this past weekend I "fish gripped" my 44 and 454 a couple of times and that was enough for me to shoot over the target at 50 yards. There is a fine line between baring down too much and not enough.


Edited by 454 Casull (10/26/18 12:45 PM)

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#195175 - 10/27/18 02:27 AM Re: The importance of a consistent grip [Re: 454 Casull]
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 Originally Posted By: 454 Casull
I cannot agree more. At the this past weekend I "fish gripped" my 44 and 454 a couple of times and that was enough for me to shoot over the target at 50 yards. There is a fine line between baring down too much and not enough.


+1 Amen Brother!

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#195183 - 10/27/18 10:38 AM Re: The importance of a consistent grip [Re: OFFSHORE]
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IT ALL STARTS WITH A CONSISTENT REPEATABLE GRIP. EVERYTHING BUILDS FROM THERE.
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#195194 - 10/27/18 02:52 PM Re: The importance of a consistent grip [Re: junebug]
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the "Master grip".

I am guilty as any of not hitting the range this year as much as I should. with practice it becomes "muscle memory"
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#195245 - 10/29/18 11:17 PM Re: The importance of a consistent grip [Re: junebug]
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 Originally Posted By: junebug
IT ALL STARTS WITH A CONSISTENT REPEATABLE GRIP. EVERYTHING BUILDS FROM THERE.


The key to shooting any pistol well - Solid advice JB!

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