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Desert Eagle Ammo Reviews - .44 Magnum and .440 Cor-Bon


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Cor-Bon


   The Cor-Bon ammunition data used hereafter was obtained from Cor-Bon technicians, however these are not the advertised numbers, simply Cor-bon doesn't advertise them yet.

 

.440 Cor-Bon 305 Gr. FMJ

- No shooting info yet :(

Specs:

 Caliber - .440; Bullet Weight - 305 Gr.;  Muzzle Velocity - 1600 fps.; Muzzle Energy - 1734 ft-lbs.; - View the graph


 

.440 Cor-Bon 260 Gr. BHP

- No shooting info yet :(

Specs:

 Caliber - .440; Bullet Weight - 260 Gr.;  Muzzle Velocity - 1700 fps.; Muzzle Energy - 1670 ft-lbs.; - View the graph


 

.440 Cor-Bon 240 Gr. ???

- No shooting info yet :(

Specs:

 Caliber - .440; Bullet Weight - 240 Gr.;  Muzzle Velocity - 1900 fps.; Muzzle Energy - 1925 ft-lbs.; - View the graph

PS. Check .50 AE vs. .440 Cor-Bon review, provided by my friend to find out interesting information about this new cartridge.

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Federal


   

.44 Magnum 240Gr. JHP

- American Eagle cartridges are produced by Federal Cartridge, catalog # AE44A.
    It was my first time shooting the .44 Desert Eagle. I found the recoil not as daunting as the recoil encounted by an unported .44 magnum revolver and not a world away from a 357 revolver, probably halfway between, In fact I found it a pleasure to shoot. However I still think a firm two handed grip is wise.
   As yet I have only shot 50 rounds of the AE44A @ 25 yards, which I got for $22. They had a reasonable amount of muzzle flash (about 8inch diameter) and smoke, roughly a foot in diameter. The blast was noticeable, but then expected. Even though I thought the smoke to be relatively mild, after 50 rounds my hair was totally stiff with powder residue and my gun was noticeably dirty, but not excessive and still operating perfectly smoothly. I had no problems with feeding or ejecting and the spent cartridges were "well behaved" in their trajectory. The accuracy was pretty good.
    Cleaning the gun, it was apparent that the advice given was good, as to scraping of built up residue, as brushing with a nylon brush, around the stubborn residue areas, is a waste of time, found a copper brush did the job under the barrel by the gas piston port and found it necessary to scrape the residue off the slide face that holds the piston, as suggested by your Cleaning and maintaining section. I found "GENTLE" scraping with the gas port tool worked well.

Specs:

 Caliber - .44 Magnum; Bullet Weight - 240 Gr.;  Muzzle Velocity - 1180 fps.; Muzzle Energy - 740 ft-lbs.; - View the graph

Craig M.

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Fiocchi

   

.44 240 Gr. JSP

- As far as the origins of leader go, it is made by Fiocchi and sold as their generic brand. Fiocchi, like many other in cartridge business, offers both, brands and rebranded rounds, but not equipment leasing. I called up Fiocchi and asked what the differences with the generic brand were and they said, "packaging and casing stamp, that's all." It comes in grey recycled cardboard with black lettering, it's the most basic packaging I've ever seen for box ammo.
   During the first shooting session I've fired 75 rounds of Leader ammo. Never jammed once in 12 clips of 6. Had a buddy, who owns 9mm and .40SW, go through 3 clips with no problem either, even with his limp wristing! Got home and field stripped, about 1/3 the powder residue and no visible fouling. For my gun the PMC sucks, period.The Leader brand, wich is made by Fiocchi, is an outstanding round for my DE .44 Magnum now I just need to dump the extra hundred rounds of PMC I have. The worse part is the place I got the ammo from recommended it specifically for DE's.
    So far I've shot 200 rounds and have had no failure to feed/cycle. I did, however, have two instances in the same clip where the spent casing did not eject. I had to use a pencil to push it out.
    The price is pretty good too, 14.99 box of 50 or 13.99 if you buy 1000 rounds.

Specs:

 Caliber - .44; Bullet Weight - 240 Gr.; Muzzle Velocity - 1375 fps.; Muzzle Energy - 1000 ft-lbs.; - View the graph

Dave K.

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PMC


   

.44 240 Gr. TCSP

- I tried other ammo and the PMC 44D Target was the ONLY ammo that made my Desert Eagle function correctly every time. PMC catalog number .44D.

Specs:

 Caliber - .44; Bullet Weight - 240 Gr.;  Muzzle Velocity - 1300 fps.; Muzzle Energy - 900 ft-lbs.; - View the graph

Sig from Beverly Hills.



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Remington

   

.44 210 Gr. SJHP

- Remington catalogue number #R44MG6.
    I could not find any of the "approved" ammo so I tried the Remington R44MG6 210 Gr. SJHP. I do not know the price, because I purchased this ammo many months ago. However, it worked beautifully, and seemed to be accurate. I am out of practice, having not been to the range in a few years. I did manage a tight grouping at 50 ft. One of my friends, who has never shot this pistol, also obtained a decent grouping.
    The ammo was a bit dirty. I only shot about 30 rounds, but had a lot of powder in the gas chamber under the barrel.
    Although I had not oiled my gun in a while, the residue appeared very oily. As if I had left a puddle of oil in the gas chamber. (I am never that sloppy.) Although, since the residue was oily, it was very easy to clean. There were no deposits requiring powder solvent.
    The muzzle flash was impressive. Of course, all of the ammo that I have used produces a large flash with this gun. I would estimate that the flash was above average. The flash was large enough to completely obscure the target, and the kick was large enough to make a "double-tap" shot risky. I was unable to hold the gun on target for a quick second shot.

Specs:

 Caliber - .44; Bullet Weight - 210 Gr.;  Muzzle Velocity - 1920 fps.; Muzzle Energy - 1719 ft-lbs.; - View the graph

Note

: Ballistic data privoded above by Remington is valid for 20 inch barrel.


Contributed by Jerry D.




   

.44 240 Gr. SJSP

- Worked fine and was clean. Cost: $16 per box of 25.
Five shots: Extreme Spread: 28 fps; Standard Deviation: 11; Accuracy: approx. 2" at 25 yards;

Specs:

 Caliber - .44; Bullet Weight - 240 Gr.;  Muzzle Velocity - 1367 fps.; Muzzle Energy - 850 ft-lbs.; - View the graph

Pete W.

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Winchester


   

.44 240 Gr. SJSP

- Worked fine, was clean to shoot. $18 per box of 50. Accuracy - approx. 2" at 25 yards. The Remington 240 Gr. SJSP seemed a little hotter.

Specs:

 Caliber - .44; Bullet Weight - 240 Gr.;  Muzzle Velocity - 1180 fps.; Muzzle Energy - 741 ft-lbs.; - View the graph

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