The eagle has landed.

I am guessing this will be a fairly soft shooting 357 based on weight alone
Could certainly be. The .44 Magnum DE I ran for a spell was not obnoxious recoil-wise. More of a long push, rather than a snappy kick. Or but another way, the Model 29 which is easily my all time favorite handgun, is much snappier. (Though, candidly, I don't find it unpleasant with most loads.)
50AE in Sainless with the lower pic rail. Ya they are big.

Traded for it a few months back, was not looking to get one, but not, not intrested in having one. Figured Stainless with the extra lower pic rail was a distant 2nd to the TiNi in tiger strips. Got a be obnoxious to some degree with the big boy. (No idea what one would put on the lower rail, like a rail mounted KBAR or something :rolleyes:. No need for a flashlight, just shoot it to light things up!:eek:)

Its actually more fun to shoot than I thought it would be. Loaded up some 300gr freedom seeds and in business. Found a nice supply of once shot Speer nickel plated for not much, the Speer 300g Deepcurls were on clearance so it’s actually not too much to shoot.

@Wombat of Doom enjoy your new Degale! I thought of getting the 44mag barrel for it but holding off as it would just be one more Cartridge to add to the reloading bench for me. The 50AE is enough for now. Now a dedicated .357 DE...... hmmmm

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