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No actual experience. A quick look over my loading guides leads me to these uninformed conclusions:

If I'm reading it right, it looks like it's made for driving heavy bullets very fast. Significantly slower powder than 2400. Some people are saying it's behavior is identical to H110.
 

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Good info,thanks. It would be close to the W296 then. I use to use that quite a bit in my Super Blackhawk,it made some nice hot loads.
 

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Good info,thanks. It would be close to the W296 then. I use to use that quite a bit in my Super Blackhawk,it made some nice hot loads.
Yes. 296 and H110 are the same powder, right?

Don't be surprised if Power Pro doesn't *look* anything like 296/H110.

People always said that the performance of Unique and Universal are identical, but I found that Universal got peaky at a point where Unique was just fine. So don't assume that loading Power Pro to your old 296 level is safe!

How does the strength of the Desert Eagle compare to the SBH, in your opinion? I'm okay shooting moderately heavy loads in a Ruger SA that I can't imagine in a pistol. The idea of a slide recoiling towards me with that much oomph scares me!
 

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Yes. 296 and H110 are the same powder, right?

Don't be surprised if Power Pro doesn't *look* anything like 296/H110.

People always said that the performance of Unique and Universal are identical, but I found that Universal got peaky at a point where Unique was just fine. So don't assume that loading Power Pro to your old 296 level is safe!

How does the strength of the Desert Eagle compare to the SBH, in your opinion? I'm okay shooting moderately heavy loads in a Ruger SA that I can't imagine in a pistol. The idea of a slide recoiling towards me with that much oomph scares me!
I've only had the Desert Eagle since last spring and I've been so busy this summer I've only got to shoot 1 box of 50 factory rounds through it so far.The slide is pretty stiff to pull back in my opinion and it seems like a very well built and sturdy gun.From what I see I'd say it's about as strong as the SBH if not a little stronger.It weighs 4 lbs. 12.8 oz. empty and seems very strong. When I get a chance to really do some serious shooting and working up loads with it I'll probably have a better judgement though. The hard part in trying to reload for it will be finding all the brass,it throws them pretty good and all over the place.Here's a picture of it.
 

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Found some pics of the internals online. Dual recoil springs and a very serious looking breech block. Looks like a rifle. Definitely a unique pistol!
 
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