Making & Shooting Cast Bullets in the Desert Eagle 50AE? Of Course!!! (Step By Step Process!)

Several years ago, I purchased a lightly used brushed-chrome model of the Desert Eagle handgun chambered in 50 Action Express.  Finding the .50 cal bullets for it has been tricky at times–other times it has been quite expensive.  To save money and to not be reliant on bullet availability at the local or online shops, I decided I would start to shoot cast bullets in my Desert Eagle.  I helped design/draw up a new bullet mold to get the exact bullet that I wanted.  Al from NOE was gracious enough to produce my mold and make some extras so that others could also enjoy the mold.  The bullet mold model is called the NOE HTC502-325-FN-BZ2 and can be found at the following link: mold link  Some have asked if I have had any leading problems shooting these bullets–and the answer is no.  The coated cast bullets seem to get the job done without any leading in my Desert Eagle.  Enjoy the video!

–Mister Taco

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Eric
Eric

Great to see the lead casting. I used to cast a long time ago when I had more time and space available. I wondered how the powder coating was done, from what I have heard the powder coating helps reduce leading of the barrel, is that correct? Are there other reasons for powder coating? Thanks for the videos, keep up the good work!

greenhornet1
greenhornet1

You think this bullet would work in a 50 beowulf? Thanks and keep up the good work!

NickJ
NickJ

Hey Taco, I notice you lubed the 10mm brass before sizing ?
So, I guess you also lube 45LC. I have loaded the LC but never lube it, should I ?

killingtime
killingtime

Nice to see a full reloading video from you again.

disenfranchised1776
disenfranchised1776

Love the video Taco! I love big caliber firearms. I own a DE and recently picked up a 429 DE barrel. Very easy forming 429 DE brass from the 50 AE brass and using .429 bullets. Recoil is better and just as fun to shoot. Keep up the great content!

Eagle Eye Shooting
Eagle Eye Shooting

Great… wow that was a awesome video Taco! Really well put together and an awesome demonstration with good tips in casting. I would love to try that hand cannon one day!

tmcokc
tmcokc

LOVE that DE Point Five 00000 – lol. Largest I have shot is 44 Mag. 44 Auto Mag. I own 3 44 Mags & 44 Spec. pistols. I have cast some 500 Lyman Devestator 240 Gr. HP boolets for them ( a slow process ) and ordered my Eastwood Morror Blue & Bright Yellow powders. Trying to find a good used toaster oven and a place to purchase the screen wire to make my baskets – any recomendations ? Looking forward to getting them finished and shooting them.. Thanks for the videos….

cup4joe
cup4joe

habitat for humanity Re-Store? goodwill for the toaster, Walmart if you don’t mind spending $20. Ace hardware or the likes should have screen by the foot.

Jesse B Outdoors
Jesse B Outdoors

Great video 👍🇺🇸

barndweller
barndweller

The largest bore handgun I own is a Riger 44 Mag but I have shot a Desert Eagle in 44 Mag and it was a hand full. Thanks for another great video. I wonder if you have ever done anything with the 450 Legend cartridge yet? I have a upper coming and I ordered a mould from NOE so just trying to get my ducks in a row. I did order Starline brass I saw where some people had problems using Remington brass with cast bullets.

insightfreedom
insightfreedom

Well done using YT to push traffic here. CANNON

James Toney
James Toney

Thor my 45/70 1911

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider

My favorite big bore is Super Redhawk in 454. A friend has DE’s in 44, 429 and point five Oooh. I shoot them all poorly, off hand. On a rest I’m fine and have shot some nice groups at 100.