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Accurate loads for Desert Eagle #118584 09/24/2012 1:03 PM
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I would be happy to hear opinion from Desert Eagle owners who was searching for accurate .44 Magnum loads. Any good findings/data are more than welcome!

Re: Accurate loads for Desert Eagle [Re: Igor] #119141 10/02/2012 9:36 AM
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Anybody???

Re: Accurate loads for Desert Eagle [Re: Igor] #119166 10/02/2012 1:33 PM
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Mine likes 270gr Speer Gold Dots and 250gr. Nosler Partitions pushed by H110. They both shoot extremely well so I haven't bothered with anything else...

Re: Accurate loads for Desert Eagle [Re: bobhanson1] #119496 10/05/2012 2:11 PM
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Thanks Bobhanson1!
Did you try measuring accuracy? Any luck with Desert in hunt already?

Re: Accurate loads for Desert Eagle [Re: Igor] #119502 10/05/2012 4:37 PM
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 Originally Posted By: Igor
Thanks Bobhanson1!
Did you try measuring accuracy? Any luck with Desert in hunt already?


Igor, I will testing one in the new year for publication, just haven't figured out which model yet.


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Re: Accurate loads for Desert Eagle [Re: Whitworth] #119503 10/05/2012 5:13 PM
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Whit,

You strike me as a gold plated kind of guy ;^) Be sure and let us know which publication and when. I almost pulled the trigger on an older DE in 44 a couple of years ago. I find them pretty intriguing.

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Re: Accurate loads for Desert Eagle [Re: Igor] #119692 10/08/2012 4:11 PM
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Igor,

I've used my .44 and .50 Desert Eagles (with either 2x Leupolds or red dots) to harvest multiple white-tailed deer. The .44 shoots 4-6" @ 100yds with the old Speer 270gr. Gold Dots and will do 2-4" at 100 yds. with my handloads and a steady rest. I wouldn't hesitate to use them on something bigger than deer, I just haven't had the opportunity yet. I've had 4 Desert Eagle barrels in various lengths and all have been more accurate than I am capable of shooting offhand so that has really been the limiting factor.

Re: Accurate loads for Desert Eagle [Re: bobhanson1] #119740 10/09/2012 3:16 PM
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Igor,

The cast bullets haven't work too well in the 41, 44, 50 Eagles. Two factors appear to account: polygonal rifling and the gas operation. They do function; however, not as well in my experience as with the jacketed bullets. I've had good luck and great accuracy with jacketed bullets from 170 - 220 in the 41; 180 - 270 in the 44; 300 - 385 in the 50.

Doc

Re: Accurate loads for Desert Eagle [Re: Whitworth] #119861 10/12/2012 8:10 AM
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Whit,
Looking fwd to read your findings just let us know when and where!

Re: Accurate loads for Desert Eagle [Re: bobhanson1] #119862 10/12/2012 8:22 AM
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Bob,
Thanks for details; it will help in defining direction where to go with handloads. I was experimenting a bit with Speer GD, Hornady XTP HP and Magtech (all 240 grs) and powders H110 and Lilí Gun. Didnít test it extensively but I noticed that H110 gave me better grouping than loads with Lilí Gun


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