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Old 10-20-2019, 7:44 AM
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Default 9mm rifle: Dropped coin for a jailed PC Carbine in 9mm...

Bwecause we were missing the mag-catch for my daughter's birthday build I...
Bought the PC Carbine in 9mm for myself.

I usually load 9mm at 80%-90% max (from min) charge, w/124gr plated bullets.
I just read on the Ruger forum that they have a short leade to the rifling...

Any changes needed when you reload 9mm for a carbine?

MAX 9mm loads ever needed?
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no changes needed unless they are too mild to make the action function. Only testing your load will give you the answer.
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I load for accuracy. A 9mm carbine can be very accurate or pattern like a shotgun. Your choice.
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Consider Powder coated projectiles to minimize / eliminate leading
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Load as you normally would for any 9mm handgun. Nothing out of the ordinary for PCC.

If your looking to tighten up groups and want something specifically for a PCC- the general consensus with mine (and my 9mm AR) was that it was more accurate with heavier subsonic projectiles (148 gr) and slower burning powders (Unique & Power Pistol) than my normal powder (W231) and bullets (115 gr).

You'll enjoy your Ruger PCC, they're a blast to shoot!
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Nice buy, I just picked one up as well.
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Consider Powder coated projectiles to minimize / eliminate leading
I'll have to get the lead out with plated bullets?
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A lot has to do with your normal bullet/powder combo.

A lot of the local IDPA guys had issues with function when they tried to run their usual 147gr RN bullets loaded over Titegroup. It seems the powder was burning too fast to deliver adequate recoil impulse to the breach block.

My regular 9mm load of a 124gr, RN or FN, bullet over W231 didn't have any issues operating the action of the Ruger PC Carbine.

My load measured 1.150" for the RN and 1.114" for the FN RMR bullets
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I'm buying myself a Ruger 9mm Carbine for Christmas to go with my Glock. I plan on working up 9mm pistol/rifle loads using CFE Pistol & Accurate #7, WSP primers, and Hornady 124gr FMJ's, on a Lee Breech Lock Pro Progressive press I also bought myself for Christmas.

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Mine is super accurate, with just about anything, Federal aluminum cased 115s , my 4.0 grns of TiteGroup with BBI coated 125’s, the same with 125 Blue’s...
Do remember velocities will go up due to increased barrel length. You can download and make power factor...
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I've been loading for PCC for a few years.

1st thing is.... chamber depth on 9mm PCC barrels are cut for new brass/factory loads.
Barrel manufacturers may vary slightly, but this is pretty common.
I would bet the Rugers are doing the same thing.

So when you reload used brass, the case could be anywhere from .010 to .030 longer.
With a blow-back AR15 type 9mm PCC, the brass length dictates where the bolt sits behind it.
So if the bolt sits too far back, you will have some issues.

So what I do.....I measure my used brass.
Anything over .750 is used for pistols, which have a very generous chamber depth.
Anything less is used for PCC.

Maybe down the road I will increase the chamber depth a little on my barrels to account for this,
but I don't mind measuring hundreds of pieces of brass to make sure
I don't have issues during a match.
Or I just use factory ammo during a match.
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Everything shot fine, during he plunk test, there was a little stick, but everything shot fine. Factory 115GR FMJ and 124gr plated we're both accurate with a red dot, once zeroed.

After I shoot all my 9mm plated reloads, I'll back them up a thou. or four which should also help with mag. fill-ups anyways.
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FYI: My plated reloads shot just as well as the factory FMJ.
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Mine loves RMR 124 gr FMJ over 4gr of titegroup
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Everything shot fine, during he plunk test, there was a little stick, but everything shot fine. Factory 115GR FMJ and 124gr plated we're both accurate with a red dot, once zeroed.

After I shoot all my 9mm plated reloads, I'll back them up a thou. or four which should also help with mag. fill-ups anyways.
I run all my reloads through a chamber checker gauge.

If they don't drop in/out clean....they are used in the pistols.
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Old 11-17-2019, 7:52 AM
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I run all my reloads through a chamber checker gauge.

If they don't drop in/out clean....they are used in the pistols.
I'd rather seat them all a few thou deeper, and use the same reloads in everything.
This is the whole point for me getting a 9mm rifle... caliber cross-compatibility, just grab and go for range trips, as I usually pull the handle ~400-800 times when reloading 9mm.

FYI I usually only reload 124gr plated FPs in 9mm, but during the shortage, or if I find a sale (here comes Black Friday), I have been known to stock-up on plated or jacket RN. It thought the FPs might be an issue with feeding in this rifle, but they were wonderful with both mag-styles that Ruger includes adapters for with this rifle OOTB.
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