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Old April 2, 2013, 11:08 PM   #59
44 AMP
Join Date: March 11, 2006
Location: Upper US
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size does matter...

also would like to see a Desert Eagle in .480 Ruger, not much different than .50 AE except rimmed case and a little wider but same OAL
I don't think you are going to see a .480 Ruger Desert Eagle. The limiting factor isn't just the length, although that is also a limiting factor, but the rim size.

The 50AE was created with a rebated head, to keep the diameter of the head the same as the .44 Mag rim. Now that may have been done so they didn't have to make a new bolt, and so swapping between .50 AE and .44 Mag is as easy as possible, but it is also possible that you can fit a larger diameter bolt face in the Desert Eagle and maintain sufficient margin of strength.

Right now, the potential market (assuming you could fit it in the gun) is pretty small.
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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