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Added a Desert Eagle .50AE to the Collection....

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by gnarkill, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. gnarkill

    gnarkill Richland, WA Member

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    Wasnt really planning on it, but I got everything you see in the pic from a friend of the family. The gun, holster, 4 mags, 260 rds, around 250 brass, 150 bullets, and a set of dies for reloading.

    I wasnt expecting to get one, and probably never would have, but it was too good a deal to pass up. It's been used well, but after a severe cleaning that it really needed, it looks to be in fine shape. I'll probably have the finish redone in FDE sometime soon since the original finish is a bit warn.

    Havent shot it yet, but cant wait. Any other Deagle owners on here?

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  2. Getnlwr

    Getnlwr Lake Stevens Member

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    Holy good deals batman!
     
  3. Chipperxd

    Chipperxd Buffalo Active Member

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    ^what he said! nice deal!
     
  4. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Former Desert Eagle .50AE owner here.

    Glad I got rid of it.
     
  5. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    Nice boat anchor.....
     
  6. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Not a DE fan but for that price I could be. Nice score :thumbup:
     
  7. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Nice back up for your 20mm
     
  8. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    NOW, Send it to Magna-port, have it Quadra-jetted, and you will have a nice shooter. Set the dillon up to reload, buy lots of components, and you got a great piece.. Almost like mine..
     
  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I heard you need a face shield to shoot them.Seems the brass has a nasty habit of coming straight back at your face.??

    I think you can sell all of what you have for close to $2000 so I think you did well.
     
  10. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Heck, the ammo alone covers more than half that price! Nice!
     
  11. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    I had one years ago in 44 mag. Had fun shooting it, I would have bought that also, great deal.
     
  12. gnarkill

    gnarkill Richland, WA Member

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    Apparently the previous owner kept having problems with this. He said the brass hit him once right between the eyes and split his forehead open. From what I have read, it does happen but only if you're limp wristing it. I guess we'll see what happens when I take it out for the first time.

    I need to get a reloading kit now, but I figure I have some time since I dont plan on going through 260 rds any time soon.
     
  13. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Love mine and so does everybody who has shot it. I have recently run into an issue. I normally shot 325g but picked up some 300g (by accident?). I finished the box of 325g with no problems and started on the 300g. It jammed almost every round. I didn't being any other 325g at that time so I couldn't go back and see if the different weight could have been the issue. Both the 325 & 300 were from the same manufacturer. Who knows why this happened, I'm not an expert so I get to trial-and-error with it.

    I am right handed and right eye dominant. The ejected shell taps my right hearing protector on occasion. My friend who is right handed and left eye dominant is beaned square in the forehead with every hot shell - to the point there is a red mark the size of a 50-cent piece in the middle of his forehead. He loves the beast, he just hates getting beaned with the hot shells....

    Have fun with it! I know I do!

    BTW, you got a nice deal!

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  14. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    I could not hold the gun. grip was way too big for my hands.lol
     
  15. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    :thumbup:
     
  16. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Smokin deal there:thumbup:
     
  17. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    Looks like you did pretty well to me.
     
  18. gnarkill

    gnarkill Richland, WA Member

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    Hmm Ill have to see what grain size mine are. Thats also interesting about the left eye/right eye domination thing I am going to find out what the previous owner's eye dominance is. I know mine is right handed/right eye.

    The grip also feels huge for my hands, but I was suprised that my natural grip on it lined my finger up just right on the trigger. Either way I'll be using both hands every time.
     
  19. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    If you ever get a chance to shoot it around dusk, bring a nice video camera with you. Once the video is played back you can see "barrels" of flames. I've seen ones close to 18 round and appear to be about 2-3 long. They are sweet!!! As you metioned, the grip is big (as it has to be) but it surpriseing how your trigger finger set comfortably. Have fun with it and shoot it often! BTW, I don't have enough testicular fortitude to shoot it one handed myself. Post how that goes if you ever do.
     
  20. pyromancer

    pyromancer Portland Freelance Graphic Designer Bronze Supporter

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    Buddy got a similar deal at the Hillsburo show, but he got the .357 version. Came with 5 mags, 3 boxes of ammo, padded case, shoulder holster, extra 10in barrel, and aimpoint laser sight, all for $675. Heavy and not my style but he loves it, and it does shoot nice. :thumbup: