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Desert Eagle? Yey, or ney?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PhantomWorks, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. PhantomWorks

    PhantomWorks Seattle WA Active Member

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    I've found myself in an predicament...

    Found a DE and really want it!

    Now these big ole' hunks of steel are as we all know not particular useful for anything, is as high maintenance as a Victorias secret girlfriend and expensive to feed. The one I'm looking at is NOT an .50AE so ammo is a little more affordable and available, but it doesn't have much OEM stuff, no box, no manual, only one 'real' magazine etc.
    But it IS a freakin' Desert Eagle! THEE most recognized gun ever made, and it will make my Dick look small...

    Can prolly be wedged away for 800, maaaybe 7...

    Yay?

    Ney?
     
  2. Oakley1wa

    Oakley1wa Beaverton, Oregon, United States Member

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    Nuff said?
     
  3. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    I have always wanted a .44 mag Desert Eagle. Tot ally impractical and you might as well be carrying a broadsword. In other words, totally awesome. Buy it if you can get it to $700 and you have the extra money. If you do not have all your firearm needs covered, do not buy the DE. Every time I have enough "gun money" there is something a little more pressing it seems. Very high cool rating. Kip.
     
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  4. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I had a DE 50 and it was a cool range toy but that is about it. Don't really miss it but it was kind of awesome to shoot.


    [video=youtube;EYfGsXTb7vY]http://youtu.be/EYfGsXTb7vY[/video]
     
  5. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I finally got a .50 last summer and it is awesome. I did add a muzzle break to it and that really helped with muzzle climb.

    Runs great for me. If you reload it is VERY cost effective. I know I was under $0.30/rd.
     
  6. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    Wanted one.......until I shot one. Don't want one anymore.
     
  7. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    I dont see the point in a non-50AE Desert Eagle.
     
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  8. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I would say if you are even thinking about it, buy it.
    Over all the years I have only actually seen 1 Desert Eagle leave the store new or used.That was last week.
    I have seen lots of them on the shelves,but never purchased.

    The first ones were very accurate too.Don't know if the latest ones are or not.
     
  9. Hook686

    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

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    I have a Desert Eagle XIX in .44 magnum with a .357 magnum bolt/barrel kit and a 10" .357 barrel. I use it for hunting Coyote, as it is easier for me to carry than a rifle, or carbine. Scoped I do not hesitate to shoot out beyond 100 yards. It is a heavy pistol and takes big hands, but as I said I find it easier to carry than a rifle, or carbine ... I'm a disabled old man that likes to get out and setup Coyote ambushes.

    For just plane fun, 9 shots of .44 magnum, or 10 shots of .357 magnum from a semiauto is a kick. I use it for a nightstand gun. The recoil is very manageable even with full house loads ... the weight is a plus here.

    If you got large paws and the funds, it is a nice addition to ones collection.
     
  10. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    Buy: you'll never loose a dime, if you need or want to part with it. I'm very happy with my .44mag DE. Sent the bbl to Magna-Port; much more controllable.
     
  11. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I have one in .44 and love it! I bought it just for hunting coast range and it has worked great!!
    You can load it up heavy for hunting, and also load it light for plinking.
     
  12. NWGunner

    NWGunner Salem Active Member

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    I have a .357 black and a all chrome .50 ae and all I can say is they are nothing but show pieces. Rarely shoot them but all my buddies can't get over them!! They are wrist breakers I must say in .50ae but my .357 is a great shooter! Will scare a bad guy away that's for sure. Never owned a .44mag though I always planned to. Now I'm older and wiser and have no need for the .44 mag version. But the .357 was my first big money toy I bought as a young man. Everywhere I go shooting I get the wows and lots of looks but they are killers on the pocket book! None the less if you don't own one and want one GET IT!!! Must have for collectors or those trying to compensate for something... :)
     
  13. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    DE'gles are great pieces for your friend to buy, you get to shoot a few times without buying it. :)

    So find that one collector friend of yours and convince them to buy it. Then buy a box of $50.00 ammo, go shoot it a few times and talk it up so they don't feel so bad for dropping all of that cash.

    M
     
  14. NWGunner

    NWGunner Salem Active Member

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    :funnypoint: Nicely put
     
  15. NWGunner

    NWGunner Salem Active Member

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    And I must add I'm tempted to buy a new DE .44mag since Kahr arms has taken them over just to see the quality difference and so forth...
     
  16. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    If you like all flash and no substance go ahead and it get one. They are one of the most over-rated, unreliable, and cumbersome guns I have ever seen...but a person wants what they want and desire seldom is logical.
     
  17. NWGunner

    NWGunner Salem Active Member

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    Though I own them I must say this guy seems to always know what he's talking about...
     
  18. Lindy

    Lindy Central Ca. Member

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    Just My Two Cents,,,,, They should have named it the Desert Turky ! Over engineered and over priced, Go buy Yourself a Ruger Super Redhawk .

    Good Shooting

    Lindy
     
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  19. PhantomWorks

    PhantomWorks Seattle WA Active Member

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    I had a 7.5" Super Redhawk...
     
  20. Lindy

    Lindy Central Ca. Member

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    Nice Gun Huh ! My SRH has a red dot scope and will out shoot my DE with ease.

    Good Shooting

    Lindy