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Desert Eagles

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by handgunner308, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. handgunner308

    handgunner308 Well-Known Member

    the DE specificaly the 50ae is said to be able to reach out to 100 yards. as a matter a fact it is said the iron sights on the DE is sighted in for 100 yards... YES 100 YARDS. an artile on GunsNammo has a review on it saying they were able to get 3 inch groups at 50 yards with iron sights and believe it would be better with a scope
    I have been having accuracy issues with my uncles DE. the prob is it will shoot at one spot then the next it will be way off id say sometimes it be here on the first shot then the second shot it be about 3 feet low from the first shot. we are shooting it anywere from 30-50 yards
    it has a burris handgun scope on it its a 3x7 zoom? its got the posi-lock feature.
    so what can possibly be wrong with it? bad scope rings? lets take shooter error out of the equation.
    also ammo is pretty exspensive. well speer gold dot is what we use to use but now that Hornady makes 50ae its somewhat cheaper now i think Hornady 50ae goes for about $30-$35? vs speer gold dot wich goes for $50
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011
  2. WC145

    WC145 Well-Known Member

    I don't know about your accuracy issues but I bought some Hornady 300gr JHP .50AE from Bud's for $21 per 20rd box just a month or so ago.
  3. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    With that gun, the first thing I thought was flinch.. :uhoh: But take shooter error out of play, and the next thing I would suspect is the scope mounts or even the scope itself. They surely take quite a beating.
  4. handgunner308

    handgunner308 Well-Known Member

    i have to admit my first 1 or 2 shots may be hesitant at times but after i get the first shot out of the way im good i shuld be shooting with no flinch.
    seems like i will have to remove the scope and everything and use the iron sights to see if a group holds... then go from there?
    i have some warne scope rings that can go to use would those hold up? the rings curently on the gun may be the issue
    would like to hear other words about accuracy on the DE from you all who own and shoot them
  5. dawico

    dawico Well-Known Member

    They are way more accurate than what you are getting from it. Pull the scope and shoot it again.
  6. HelterSkelter

    HelterSkelter Well-Known Member

    if you are absolutely certain it's not you then your scope is messed up. are you shooting it on anything, like sandbags? if you are just shooting it from a standing position or from elbows then you can't really take shooter error out of the equation. to err is human.
  7. handgunner308

    handgunner308 Well-Known Member

    thats my first initial thaugh is the scope or rings... yes i was using snadbags and holding as steady as i could. even a flintch shouldnt make a 3foot drop
    would my warnes verticle split rings hold up to a DE?
  8. Harley Quinn

    Harley Quinn Well-Known Member

    My DE XIX is very accurate and that is held in hand with no sandbags...The drop if freeform and no bags would be your reaction to the on coming reverse motion of pistol and you are doing a flinch that causes the push forward and usually down...Just a slight flinch of 1/4 to 1/2 an inch is going to cause a huge drop down range (if shooting 100 yds)...

    I asked a gun,dealer about scopes for the DE, he said they don't last long:)

    Link that mentions bad rings on DE...These are 44 mag 50AE is a whole nother thing:eek:

  9. handgunner308

    handgunner308 Well-Known Member

    ill try changing rings but first imma try to hold a group with iron sights.
    the current scope rings were loose on one trip but we machines new bolts to hole the rings on because it seemed like the bolts got stripped out somehow, must be too much power from the DE
  10. xr1200

    xr1200 Well-Known Member

    I had a 44mag desert eagle 15 yrs. ago that was terrible for anything over 25 yrds. in accuracy, it couldn't hit a deer target at 50 yrds. with either an aimpoint or a scope mounted on it from a rest. The truth about a desert eagle its that its more of a movie or pimps guns. Looks cool but not really that practicle for anything, I would take any revolver or 45 acp target gun over a desert eagle.

    If I were you I would sell the desert eagle off and get something more practicle like a good 6 inch barrel 357mag revolver, it has one of the best longrange trajectories for a pistol round.
  11. Rembrandt

    Rembrandt Well-Known Member

    I've got a .44 that is extremely accurate....can shoot 6" groups at 200 yards, probably will do better if put in a Ranson rest.
  12. joepav

    joepav Well-Known Member

    Maybe your scope is losing zero after one shot of the 50ae.
  13. handgunner308

    handgunner308 Well-Known Member

    xr1200... i dont think your 100% right on that statement about its accuracy your the first one to comment it saying the accuracy is poor...
    joepav... you think so? hard to think a $300 scope would lose zero, not sure the burris on it has the posi-lock should be magnum rated right? seems like a sturdy scope to me
  14. mmitch

    mmitch Well-Known Member

    Barrel crown dinged?

  15. handgunner308

    handgunner308 Well-Known Member

    nope no defects in the gun
  16. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    I have found that they are very picky about ammo. Not just for accuracy, but for correct cycling as well.
  17. Harley Quinn

    Harley Quinn Well-Known Member

    Picky about ammo is correct...+P is best for good cycling especially the latest version...Most will find that out fast :D

    But they are very accurate, pilot error is the norm...

  18. AirForceShooter

    AirForceShooter Well-Known Member

    Let somebody else shoot it.

  19. WC145

    WC145 Well-Known Member

    I wasn't aware anyone was making +P .50AE. From the published ballistics I've seen for "regular pressure" .50AE I can't see where there would be any need for +P.:confused:
  20. Harley Quinn

    Harley Quinn Well-Known Member

    The + P mention is regarding 44 Mag...It seems to get the biggest slam by many who shoot the DE???

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