The recoil was surprisingly mild,
That was my experience with the Desert eagle as well,,,
The .44 Mag had nowhere the recoil of a S&W 629.
That's about all the good I can say about that big old gun,,,
My experience is that a shooter will love them,,,
Or not think very much about them at all.
Although the friend who owned it,,,
Used it for Javelina in northern California.
Quite successfully I might add.