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    Due to the weight of the gun, grip design, and slide action my DE 50 AE shoots like a +p round through a 1911. That being said, it is not an ideal choice for animal protection. It is not an easy weapon to manipulate, and doesn't compare in power to the other .500 calibers.

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  3. While on subject, do not ignore the S&W 460 XVR, another formidable revolver that will also shoot stout 454 Casull and 45LC. Perceived recoil of the latter is so mild I'd compare it to shooting 38SPC thru a SW686.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketgeezer:211545
    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighterchen View Post
    My father on law got a sw500 last christmas...

    It's intimidating to shoot at first. The concussion can be felt through my whole chest. Even though it's massive, after 25 rounds I still wasn't sore. I could probably shoot that thing all day if I had the money. I'm 5' 10", 185lbs, athletic build. My wife and mother on law (both 5" 115 lbs) shot it once and stopped, but I believe they could have gone more if they really wanted.

    though this is the .500 mag, not the 50 ae, I would guess it's about the same (.500 is bigger, but the desert eagle slide action might give it a good kick too).

    Go to a range and see if they have one to rent. Look for some of the gun shows around your state that still have these kind of guns (ie: machine gun show in albany oregon). If not to purchase a .50 cal, then just for fun!
    The 500 S&W mag is twice+ the round the 50AE is, look up the ballistics and bullit energy numbers
    I know the .500 mag is bigger, I said that in my post. But the design of the desert eagle being a semi auto, and still using a .50 caliber round could be pretty intense. Never shot a desert eagle...but a sw 500 wasn't bad after the initial nervousness. I don't feel like looking up ballistics right now anyways...:-)

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    Between the pistol's size and the gas opperated mechanism, the recoil is absorbed by the pistol quite well. As with any semi-auto, don't limp wrist. It is true that the 50AE is not as powerful as some revolver cartidges, 454 Casull, 460S&W, or .500 S&W Magnum. All in all the DEP is not a bad gun.

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    The 44 Mag version is not all that bad to shoot. Friend of mine had one and we shot it quite regularly...Heavy gun and heavy slide eats up the recoil... I agree with another poster on the ammo issue. They do require full house mags of good quality to cycle reliably... Federal American Eagle 44mag 240gr worked well...
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  7. The recoil would never even come to my mind if a huge animal was about to make ME its main entree of the day. (I think the adrenalin would make that 50 feel more like a 22 in a heartbeat!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by G50AE View Post
    As with any semi-auto, don't limp wrist.
    Would it matter being as the gun is gas operated? Bill T.

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