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desert eagle 44 mag hunting

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by lobo9er, Apr 2, 2010.

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  1. lobo9er

    lobo9er Member

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    Anyone use a desert eagle to hunt. really interested in a deasert eagle in 44 mag. I have heard they are very pleasant to shoot compared to a revolver 44 mag and no comparison to the 50 ae. the slide really eats up some of the recoil. The model i am interested in comes with both six and ten inch barrels. I'm thinking using the ten with a nice scope outta do the trick for white tail.
     
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    sounds like you made up your mind. Get one and practice untill you can hit a 8 inch plate. every time at the distance you plan on hunting
     
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    should be accurate enough for white tail at 50 yards right? how much more accurate could a revolver be? honestly I'm asking cuz I really don't know. I would mount a scope for sure.
     
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    My friend has one. He took it hog hunting back in 94. It did the job just fine, only thing is I have big hands and that gun's grip was tooo darn big for even me.
     
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    With some optics and the ten inch barrel, I would use it out to 100 easily.

    A friend of mine had one, and it's cool, but I **** it with that barrel and the .50, and after a while I was asking myself it it was really that much better than a good N frame or Super Blackhawk. Do what you want.
     
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    I am going to give mine a try on some pigs this year with the .44 and the .50 barrels. I am going to try a scope on the .50 barrel and see if it survives. The 10" .44 barrel would be nice to have for hunting. I would agree 100 yards would be ok for it.
     
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    Not much, if at all. The Desert Eagle is actually a pretty well-built gun. I've seen some pretty impressive targets printed by people that work up a good handload for their DEs, running about the same 4-5 MOA you could expect from a good revolver and a hand load to match it. Even saw a target someone posted (its the internet, so be sure to take it with a grain of salt) with a 9 inch rested 10 round group at 200 yards. It was a 10 inch gun, but I can't recall if it was shooting .44 or .50 AE. From personal experience, I have a friend that has one in .50, and shooting his handloads I had no problem keeping all my shots in the rings of a NRA B33 target (maybe 14 inches or so) standing at 50 yards. Well, once I figured out where the sights had it shooting. The recoil was comparable to my .44 mag revolver.

    So there won't be too much difference in potential accuracy between a DE and a revolver, but the revolver will have the edge in real-world practical accuracy due to the better ergonomics and better single action trigger.
     
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