Desert Eagle Update.

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by squirrelhunter, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member

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    Last April I sent my Desert Eagle 44 mag back because the Weaver rail on the barrel was .020-.025 undersized and the clamp on reflex sight I have won't quite tighten up enough,almost but not quite so in the process of trying to figure out if it was the sight or gun I found out the rail was undersized. The email I got from them verified it was undersized but the entire stock was undersized,I suspected they had their specs undersized. They said it would be maybe 6 months before they ran any more and when they got more in they would send a return label so they could replace the barrel free of charge,which I thought was a bit strange knowing all the guns they assemble in the meantime would be undersized. Most quality control department fix or scrap defective parts when they're brought to their attention but I know barrels can't be cheap. Anyway,it's been over 7 months now so I thought I'd check to see if they knew anything about when they'd get some. Their reply was it would be a MINIMUM of another 6 months because of their current inventory and that unfortunately they've never changed their specs,but when they got more they'd send a return label. I don't think they have any intention of changing it myself and guess I'll have to try something else because I'm tired of the gun just sitting in the cabinet and not being able to use it. I've had it almost 2 years and have only shot 1 box of factory ammo through it trying to figure out why it wasn't shooting groups at all. I with the reflex sight.now I COULD use it with open sights but I can't shoot open sights at a very far distance accurately and this gun's for deer hunting which could easily be shooting at 40-50 yards.

    P.S. For the price they charge for their guns you'd think they'd care a little more about their quality.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2015
  2. gumpy

    gumpy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Sound like they have a customer service problem also!
     

  3. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member

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    I agree 100%.
     
  4. CPTKILLER

    CPTKILLER Senior Member

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    Fortunately, this weapon never interested me. This is the nail in the coffin regarding future interest.
     
  5. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member

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    If my research is right the rail falls between a weaver and a picatinny,they may have made it this size on purpose so you can use equipment designed for either rail,unfortunately my reflex doesn't have much of an adjustment on it like scope rings with screws,mine just has a tightening lever. I decided to go with a pistol scope instead so I wouldn't have to worry about the battery going dead at the wrong time and found an old set of see through scope rings in 1 of my shooting equipment boxes and they tighten up just fine. All I need now is to get a scope and see how it does. So in the meantime I'm not going to pursue the matter until I try it with a scope but it looks like it will be good to go. I also noticed on their Facebook page that the ones coming out this year have a weaver rail on top like mine and a picatinny rail underneath so they may have had other people complaining,don't know for sure.
     
  6. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member

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    Got it sighted in for the most part,will fine tune after I work up loads.[​IMG]