Well, went out to the range yesterday and had some fun shooting my newly restored Izhevsk M44 for the first time ever. I have the bruised shoulder to prove it! Unfortunately, I stayed at the 50 yard range because I couldn't get a decent grouping with the sucker. Not to mention, it was nice to give the shoulder a break and pop off some .357 rounds in the same lane (groupings were a lot better with the pistol lol). I don't know if it has something to do with the ammo, the gun itself, or just me not doing a great job of shooting. By the time I felt like I was going to get the hang of it, my shoulder was screaming and I just had to quit. What should my sight picture look like when I am shooting this gun? Cover target with post and post flat with rear sight? Any tips here would be nice... like I said, I didn't get to shoot it as much as I wanted to due to the pain. I also noticed that I did better standing than when I had it resting on sandbags... maybe I'm doing something wrong lol. Anyway, sorry there aren't more pics and stuff. Wasn't worth taking a picture of my target, there were holes EVERYWHERE.