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Old 12-08-2010, 3:17 PM
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Default Reloading data for desert eagle?

My friend wants me to make some rounds for his desert eagle. Mist factiry ammo jams on him and I made some 250 gr noslar partition for him but that bullet is discontinued.
I was thinking of Hornady XTP 240 gr. What kind of velocities should I aim for (no pun intended) to reliably cycle his deagle yo.
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The Desert Eagle's are famous for not functioning.
Have your friend come over and load his own ammo! Because if something goes
south with the ammo guess who is going to get blamed for it!
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I am trying to get some match grade ammo from him in trade
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I'd clean the DE gas system very well. It may have had some lead down the bore at one time that has partially obstructed the port.

A heavier bullet weight may help cycling also, just make sure the OAL is correct for the magazine.
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I would try loading about 2/3 of max. The Eagle even has trouble cycling some factory ammo.
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I have been reloading .44 and .50 AE for my DE.

For .44M - Hornady XTP 240 grains, start with ~20.4 grains of IMR-4227, and pick your brass.

For .50 AE - Hornady XTP 300 gr. - #50101 - ~30 grains of IMR-4227, starline brass.

Use CCI-350 Magnum primers. You need to use Magnum primers to get the most complete burn and to make sure you produce enough gas to cycle the gas piston.

I've had no so consistent results with Winchester LP and Remi 2 1/2.
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From what I remember off the top of my head these are the loads that work in mine.

.44 mag 240 Grain XTP - 24.0 grains of H110 - CCI LPM primer
.44 mag 200 grian XTP - 28.0 grains of H110 - CCI LPM primer
.50 AE 300 grain XTP - 30.5 grains of H110 - CCI LPM primer

As always work up to see what works for you.
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Desert Eagles simply do not like wimpy ammo. Handloads should be loaded to the upper end of the load data for best functioning.
Incomplete powder burning is another issue, as the leftover powder kernels are what make the gun jam. They are finicky, but once you get
a load dialed in for it they shoot flawlessly.
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Awesome. I have CCI magnums but some people I've talked to are worried about pressures. These are old guys who only load cowboy loads though. I trust what you guys say but whats the major difference between magnum and standard primers? Just want the info for the ol noggin
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I would try loading about 2/3 of max.
Are you sure about that?

Loads that max out at 21grs should be cut back to 14grs?
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so how far from max should someone start? I usually make really light loads to just have fun with or loads to factory specs.
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i run max published data from my lyman or speer manual with cci350s and h110, w296, lil'gun, IMR4227, enforcer, etc... never had cycling problems. you could start at 5-10% under max and work up if you even need to.
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Are you sure about that?

Loads that max out at 21grs should be cut back to 14grs?

I meant that he should start at 2/3 between min and max.
For example, if min is 5.5 and max is 11 then he should try starting at 9.2 grains.
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Ok so I loaded up some ammo for my buddy
I did a these two loads
Hornady 180gr XTP bullet on 15.0 gr of 800x and CCI 350
Hornday 240gr XTP bullet on 23.5 gr of H110 and CCI 350

If they cycle flawlessly and doesnt have split or fractured brass I'll post up
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