My hands are 3" width for my palms and roughly 6 1/2" from the heel of my palm to the tip of my middle finger.
So my hands are not exactly massive, but I suppose they're not tiny either.
I'm firing an FN FAL as well as my M91/30 Mosin Nagant, the Mosin doesn't give me as much of a problem, the FAL for whatever reason throws me a round a lot or so it seems.
I'm not necessarily weak, the military kind of forces me to keep in shape for the most part.
I'll see if I can take some video next time I'm out or some pictures at least to give ya'll a look at what I may be doing wrong.