GUN Finally got to shoot my Desert Eagle .50 today...

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  1. mrbill

    mrbill New Member

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    .....and all I have to say is GOD DAMN!!!!! :eek3: :cool: :big grin: . Finally made it to the range for the first time in too long. Warmed up with my Kel-Tec P11 and my buddy's Kimber. Then we went to the Deagle. Holy shit!! I knew it would kick, but damn! I'm about 260lb and was bracing myself and that thing still kicked like a mule on roids. After just two magazines, I wound up with a bruised thumb(at the base). I still kept firing though :) It was worth every penny! If it didn't cost me $1.20 a round, I prolly would have fired more. It's gonna be fun playing with my "cannon" :bigthumb:

















    oh and in case anyone cares, I outshot my friend with his own gun :rofl:
     
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    i was wondering how the recoil was on those, how much worse than a .44 mag would you say?
     
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    Possum Stomper The Great Bird of the Galaxy

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    COOL!!!

    pics:x:
     
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    not sure, i haven't shot a .44mag since I was a kid(and my dad was assisting me). i can say that compared to a .45 and a 9mm(a light one with much percieved recoil) it's like letting a 10 yr old hit you then stepping into the ring with tyson. you can feell the others, but the .50 is just in a league of it's own.
     
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    no pics of the shooting, but hold on for a little bit and i'll get a pic of the Deagle and the Kel-Tec.
     
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    BTW- I take it you go to Mizzou? Both of my parents were born and raised in St. Louis. about 90-95% of my extended family still lives in or around STL.
     
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    the recoil is much more profound on the eagle. if you don't have a good hold on it, you're likely to drop it the first time you fire it. the brass on many of them ejects straight up and back, too, so a hat turned backwards is normal for shooters to keep hot, sharp casing edges from taking burning chunks of skin out of the foreheads. i just fired one for the first time sunday, and it was fun, but not something i could do for more than maybe a magazine per couple hours. it gets uncomfortable after that.
     
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    so like what... 2x more of a punch over a .44 magnum with UMC bullets? my friend has a .44 super redhawk and its pretty thumpy. it kicks so hard that my grip gets lose, but i think that might be normal. anyway, i was considering a .50 deagle as a novelty item. i saw someone with a .44 deagle w/ umc loads. sounded the same as the ruger but i think the ruger could be felt in the lanes one over while the deagle couldnt.
     
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    Possum Stomper The Great Bird of the Galaxy

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    cool, whereabouts

    and yes i do go to mizzou, and yes i do want your gun :bowdown: :bigthumb:
     
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    well, i have an uncle in Florissant(sp?), many in STL proper...etc. one of my Great Aunts used to be married to the brother of Bob Chandler(u know, the guy that owns Bigfoot). I attended Kemper(in Booneville from 94-95). I have an aunt and cousin both in Paris, as well as an aunt and cousin in Camdenton. my parents both used to drag race on Hall St. in the 60's. My dad's side of the family used to have reunions at Spanish Lake.
















































    no, you can't have my gun!
     
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    Possum Stomper The Great Bird of the Galaxy

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    DAMN!! :o

    very cool though, where do you live now
     
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    San Antonio, though I was born in and remain loyal to Georgia.
     
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    Possum Stomper The Great Bird of the Galaxy

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    heh heh, cool cool

    keep on pluggin away with the DE, cool gun no matter what anyone says
     
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    i will. thumb is still a little sore, but that won't stop me from firing it again :)
     
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    almost forgot, a maternal ancestor of mine was the nanny for the Busch family and another used to own property in what is now downtown STL(if she hadn't lost the deed, we'd be rolling in it).
     
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    how much did that set u back (price wise, not recoil wise)?
     
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    Possum Stomper The Great Bird of the Galaxy

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    yeah i hear ya

    apparently my grandparents had a nice plot of land around south lindbergh that would have made for a nice retirement fund at one time :rant2:
     
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    DE's are all just over $1000 i think MSRP
     
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    it was a wedding present from the wife, so it didn't set me back any :bigthumb:

    but she bought it brand new for $1,200. the cheapest i had seen for a .50 was like 1k(used). i figured if she's spending that much, she might as well spend a little more and get me one i know hasn't been abused.
     
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    Any woman that will buy you a gun is A-O.K. in my book. :bigok:
     
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    :bigthumb:

    btw- i got my 870 and my 10/22 from my mom :big grin:
     
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    i'd say that the DE with the handloads that the owner let me shoot (which were farily hot) was about 2-3 times the recoil of the S&W 629 that my friend has with gold dots, which are defense loads, so they're hot too. one of the things that the DE has that the 629 doesn't is weight. so, shooting .44 mag in a DE vs. in a 629 is going to be way different. that's one of the good things about the DE's, the ability to change barrels like that. it's really quick and easy if you know how to get buffer spring assembly back in the right way. i'll just say this about the recoil of the .50AE DE: it's a hard shove, but not a wrist breaker, because of the weight of the pistol. to me, it's worse from a bench than offhand.
     

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