Desert Eagle .50ae accuracy

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Hangunner308, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Hangunner308

    Hangunner308 New Member

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    Ive heard bad and good about its accuracy... now I wanna hear more since finding info about it is scarce on the web... Going hunting in 2 weeks with the DE .50ae... we have and in past years its been very un-accurate, I have not personaly hunted with it alone and have not personaly sighted it in. My father says it could be him flinching because its always shooting like a foot or even 3 feet low when he aims... its fitted with a burris handgun scope with a posi lock and were shooting the typical 300 grn hollowpoints by speer but this year we have the hornady 300grn bullets, all coming out of a 6 inch barrel... I only need 50 yards to shoot. so since my hands are bigger to grip the gun and with a good rest and a solid shot what possible groups can I get? or is it just a trash gun for accuracy? 3 inch groups are fine 5 is pushing it a bit
     
  2. Alpha1Victor

    Alpha1Victor New Member

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    Can you share your age with us? This would help us (me) understand whats with these post?
    What are you asking or wanting to know?

    Signing out, Alpha1victor.
     

  3. Hangunner308

    Hangunner308 New Member

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    Im 18 turning 19... I first shot it when I was 13 at a large doe... took her down quick, musta been adrenalin dat kept me so fearless about the gun. Usually and mainly my father uses it and i shoot it a couple times at the range... knowing and reading more about shooting I learned to shoot alot better recently put 3 shots out of our TC encore .308 handgun under an inch at 100 yards all 3 shots touched... Im not really a noobie at shooting Im a natural shot but I always can learn more and ofcourse would want to learn more. Im just wondering if I can keep the gun steady and keep my shots solid will a decent group show up at 50 yards or as i stated is the gun just a trash gun for accuracy
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    IMO, shooting any gun just a couple of times is not enough to know how the gun shoots or if you are even capable of shooting it accurately. also i feel there are probably a lot better guns for hunting with than a DE 50AE. i feel your encore 308 would be much better. way more accurate. the DE is accurate at the ranges it was designed for, the encore is a hunting and target pistol, so way better for deer hunting.
     
  5. JonM

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    The 50AE desert eagle is amazingly accurate. When i used to shoot the one my wife took from me a lot i could hit coke cans with ease at 100 yards. I dont shoot it much anymore as i find it unpleasent to shoot nowadays. Tastes change.

    If you find a de being innaccurate either the optic has been beat to hell which happens easily with that gun. Or more liekly the shooter is having a serious case of flinch. They are NOT easy guns to shoot with any consistant accuracy.

    They are extremely accurate but it takes an exceptional amount of practice to get that out of one
     
  6. masterPsmith

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    Not an easy one to handle without a "lot" of practice. Mine was very accurate at reasonable ranges and at 50 yards, 1 1/2" groups were the norm from a field rest. I did sell it over 20 years ago. The grip frame was just too large for my hands to be comfortable to hunt with,


    Jim..........
     
  7. jeepejeep

    jeepejeep New Member

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    I can reliably get 3" groups at 50 yards from a sitting position, resting my arms on my knees. You need a lot of practice with this gun to feel comfortable with it. If you can rest your hands/arms on something solid, that's key with it IMHO.
     
  8. Hangunner308

    Hangunner308 New Member

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    thanks guys i apreciate it... my fathers using the TC encore, im stuck with the shotty that shoots a scattered pattern at 100 yards though they are within 5-7 inches and at 50 yards the shots touch but they seem to start walking to the left as you can tell any more shots and you basickly have cut the target half way with slugs. the shotty is what we would say good enough since the furthest shot i can be presented with is 50 yards maybe 70 but deer usualy walk in as close as 20 yards unless they start going downhill. I will try my best and try to be as accurate as i can with the DE, but another thing to consider is to zero in at 50 and find the impact points at 25 yards as well for close shots
     
  9. Hangunner308

    Hangunner308 New Member

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    just got back with good news... got my shots within 3 inches at 50 yards, could be better but that just meanas more time to practice! Im happy now I know the gun itself is accurate the whole time it was user error I guess. My father and uncle now have to accept the fact that they were the bad sots not the gun LOL :D
     
  10. jeepejeep

    jeepejeep New Member

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    Good shootin'! More practice will only improve your shooting. Good luck to ya!
     
  11. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    way to go gunner! just keep practicing and good luck hunting.