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Old 09-14-2010, 1:17 PM
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Default reload recipe for .44 magnum desert eagle

Any reload recipe for .44 magnum Desert Eagle that would cycle the rounds?Thanks in advance
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Old 09-14-2010, 1:30 PM
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Are you having problems cycling whatever ammo you're using at the moment? I'm not aware of any special load data for Desert Eagles. Just make sure your loads aren't too light and you'll be fine.
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Old 09-14-2010, 1:37 PM
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I am using a Hornady XTP 200 gr and never had a problem. I was just thinking of reloading ammo for myself rather than buying factory rounds to be more cost effective in the long run...
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44 magnum loads
24.0 grains H110 w/ 240 grian XTP
28.0 grains H110 w/ 200 grain XTP

These two loads works flawlessly in my Deagle. This is what works for me.
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44 magnum loads
24.0 grains H110 w/ 240 grian XTP
28.0 grains H110 w/ 200 grain XTP

These two loads works flawlessly in my Deagle.
lots of thanks!!! is it way cheaper?
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lots of thanks!!! is it way cheaper?
WAYYY cheaper if you saved your brass. You really do not save too much money since you end up shooting more. It currently cost me around $11.00/50 rounds (estimating since I am at work and do not have my receipts in front of me) since I already had brass saved up. I had also ordered a bunch of relaoding supplies a few years back when prices were a little lower. At current prices you should still be easily under $15/50 rounds.

I usually buy powder in 8lb kegs and 30-40K of primers at a time. I would be happy to hook you up with some powder and primers to load up a few hundred rounds. You supply your own projos since I am running low on my XTP's. I have used some old West Coast plated 240 grain projos in the Deagle with success. I can maybe hook you up with 100 to get you started. Of course this would be at my old cost and you would have to pick up at my home. PM me if your interested.
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lots of thanks!!! is it way cheaper?
Yes reloading is a lot cheaper than buying factory ammo, but you will need to run around and collect all of your brass.

Here are a few more loads for 200gr HP bullets:

1.610" OAL



AA#7 18.0-20.0gr
Alliant 2400 19.5-23.6gr
H110 27.7-28.8gr (magnum primers)
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Yes reloading is a lot cheaper than buying factory ammo, but you will need to run around and collect all of your brass.

Here are a few more loads for 200gr HP bullets:

1.610" OAL



AA#7 18.0-20.0gr
Alliant 2400 19.5-23.6gr
H110 27.7-28.8gr (magnum primers)
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What do your reloading manual have to say about reloading for the DE .44 Mag??
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44 magnum loads
24.0 grains H110 w/ 240 grian XTP
28.0 grains H110 w/ 200 grain XTP

These two loads works flawlessly in my Deagle. This is what works for me.

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Same loads I use in mine. DE loves H110
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lots of thanks!!! is it way cheaper?
Here's an example, using .44 Special and .45 Colt.

In my neck of the woods, both .44 Special and .45 Colt, which I shoot a lot of, are at a minimum $30/box of 50. More often, it's $35. By contrast, I can make that same box of 50 for--hang on to yer hat!--$5.10. Yep, five dollars and ten cents.

To make a box of .38 Special, which I also shoot a lot, that's $3.25 per box. Compare that to $15-$20 per box of factory .38 Special. If you're lucky, you can occasionally find it for $11/box.

These cost figures assume 8 uses of my brass. That's super easy, given the low pressures in these rounds. For .44 Mag, assuming "Magnum" style pressures, you'll probably get 5 loads/case on average. So cali-man's figures would be closer. Still way, way cheaper.

Reusing your brass has already been mentioned. The other way to jack that cost down is to cast your own "boolits", as I affectionately refer to my cast projectiles. Casting is not difficult, either, and it paid for itself within a month of my starting. Of course, I've cast tens of thousands of bullets in nearly a year, so I'm way, way ahead of the game by now.
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DE can only used jacketed boolits due to the gas porting

Lead will fowl the port and can ruin the gun
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use jacketed soft points or hollow points.
load near and up to max published data.
i like any tmj or soft or hollow points 200-270g with h110, 296, lil gun, enforcer, or 2400 loaded at max.
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Same loads I use in mine. DE loves H110
Mine does too. Here is what H110 looks lke out of my DE. We were able to capture this pic. Stay away from lead projos since it will plug up the gas port like stated above.

This is for 50AE though.
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Mine does too. Here is what H110 looks lke out of my DE. We were able to capture this pic. Stay away from lead projos since it will plug up the gas port like stated above.

This is for 50AE though.
nice picture shot!!!!
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I don't shoot a de but I like 18gr of blue dot for 44 mag. It is plenty powerful and should work a de no problem. Now that I think about it. I usually use this load with lead and the last time I used a lead bullet with a gas check I had sticky extraction out of my 629. Just an FYI
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I don't shoot a de but I like 18gr of blue dot for 44 mag. It is plenty powerful and should work a de no problem. Now that I think about it. I usually use this load with lead and the last time I used a lead bullet with a gas check I had sticky extraction out of my 629. Just an FYI
What grain bullets are you shooting with the blue dot. I am loading Hornady XTP 240gr with 14.5gr of blue dot.
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240 gr lead bullets with blue dot.
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I shot this through my DE - but I loaded manually since it was my first handgun reload recipe - but, the shells ejected with no problem - so I think this is making plenty of gas:

Powder: IMR-4227
Weight: 20.4 Gr
Primer: CCI 350
Bullet: Hornady HP/XTP 240 Gr, #44200
Brass: 1st Reload, from previously purchased shells

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What do your reloading manual have to say about reloading for the DE .44 Mag??
Pretty sure it doesn't. I have bought ammo from Magnum Research, I am not sure if they are willing to share recipes or not.
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Pretty sure it doesn't. I have bought ammo from Magnum Research, I am not sure if they are willing to share recipes or not.
You are right.
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If you want a little cheaper 44 mag round, use a 240 gr plated bullet with about 8.5 grains of Unique. Don't go over 9.5 grains unless you use jacketed projectiles. It's pleasant, but should still have enough oomph for an autoloader.
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I believe the Alliant manual has a section for the DE. When I first got into reloading I bought those load books from Midway for 5 bucks. The one for the 44 mag has a section for the DE. It's either Alliant or Accurate. Anyway I shoot the Nosler 240 JHP's with 22 to 23.5 of H110. Anything in that range has cycled my action. I've used AA#9 too. Can'7 quite remember the charge but I liked it, using a LPP too. I have also used 2400 but didn't care for it. H-110 by far is your best bet with a mag primer.
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