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    Default Loading for Desert Eagle 44mag

    Does anyone here reload for the Desert Eagle 44?

    I recently acquired a Mk I DE in 44, and so far have tried only the Zero 240 JSP bullet, and three powders: H-110, N-100, and BE86.

    The BE86 was just to see if it work, as I like that for slightly reduced recoil plinking loads in my revolver. Apparently it burns a little too fast to operate the gas system, it will eject the spent round but not pick up the next round from the mag.

    I found really good loads in both N-110 and H-110. Although I get roughly the same velocity from both (~1275fps) there is a big difference in the sound and flash, with H-110 putting on a pretty good show. The N-110 loads seem to be cleaner burning, though.

    I like the Zero bullet as it has been very accurate in my revolver and rifle. In the DE I got a 0.7" 5 shot group @10yards, rested.

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    Toprudder,
    I'm of no help with reloading for the DE (hopefully, MrBlackCat will stop by).
    I do want to say your post brought a smile to my face. Years ago, I liked to put together some hot loads for my 4" Highway Patrolman using H-110. These were for range trips "with H-110 putting on a pretty good show."...even in broad daylight
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    Quote Originally Posted by gb6491 View Post
    Toprudder,
    I'm of no help with reloading for the DE (hopefully, MrBlackCat will stop by).
    I do want to say your post brought a smile to my face. Years ago, I liked to put together some hot loads for my 4" Highway Patrolman using H-110. These were for range trips "with H-110 putting on a pretty good show."...even in broad daylight
    Regards,
    Greg
    LOL. It does put on a show.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Toprudder View Post
    LOL. It does put on a show.

    Love that photo, thanks for sharing it!
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    I've loaded some stout rounds for my Ruger Vaquero using 240 grain hollow points with H110 at 23.4 grains. Accurate too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kdf22 View Post
    I've loaded some stout rounds for my Ruger Vaquero using 240 grain hollow points with H110 at 23.4 grains. Accurate too
    H-110 at 23.5 was the load I settled with for the DE, with a Zero 240 JSP. Shoots well in my 10" Super Blackhawk, too!

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    That picture is awesome. I don’t know how I missed that the first time.
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    Ditto on the pictures……..WOW

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    I got a 10'' (actually I think they are 10 1/2"). Haven't shot it in years. I probably should blow the dust off from it and remedy that neglect on my part.

    I have a 7 1/2" that I carried hunting a lot and shot quite a bit but still like new. Great guns.

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    I actually captured that with my iPhone, in slow-motion video mode.

    https://youtu.be/WZfzyVdmZ4g

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