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Old July 13, 2018, 08:15 PM   #1
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Accuracy of 9mm Ammo in Ruger PC Carbine

Can any fellow owners of the Ruger PCC chime in as to the accuracy of their rifle over 100 yards?

I'm good at the 25 yards indoor maximum with my $50 TR-25 but now Im headed to shoot 100 yards and over at my friends ranch and was thinking about buying better +p ammo

Does anybody have experience of what's needed to shoot 9mm 100 yards and more? Clearly a 9mm from a carbine is not meant to be a long distance rifle but I'm interested in what I can get out of this gun
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Old July 14, 2018, 06:57 AM   #2
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I've shot my PC9 @ 100 yards a few times. Using 147 grain ammo, there's maybe 12" of drop from a 25 yard zero. Groups were about what the optic would allow--red dot =5-6". We could hit the 8" gong most of the time with the correct holdover.
Ammo was out of a case of Black Hills 147 GoldDot hp reman.
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Old July 14, 2018, 09:48 AM   #3
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I saw a you tube video where the guy sent the gun back to ruger because it wouldn't group inside 4 inches at 50. He had a bad barrel. Some guys can get about 2 inches at 50. If you are not shooting under 1 inch groups at 25, I doubt you'll be hunting accurate at farther ranges with that gun. You can buy the most expensive ammo but it's no guarantee you'll have great groups at 100 yards. The Hornady 124 XTP is one of the most accurate 9mm bullets. 147s can sometimes be very good but drop is going to be extreme at 100 yards. If you can hit 5 or 6 inches at 100 yards, that will be about all I would expect from your gun sighted with a red dot. They are meant for up close rapid shooting, not precision at long distance. rc
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Old July 15, 2018, 06:24 PM   #4
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I have a Leupold freedom scope on mine 1.5-4 and I regularly shoot at 100-125 yards at orange clay targets. They can be hit very easily and I was surprised how accurate the rifle is. I've never put it on paper but my guess is 3 to 4 inches at 100 yards, and I think that's pretty dam good for a 9mm carbine. I use 124g blazer and 124g federal AE ammo, the rifle likes 124g the best. Shooting steel targets at 100 yards is lots of fun with this rifle. Mine has 350 rounds fired so far without one hiccup of any kind. I initially had a red dot sight on it, and it did well. But I much prefer the low powered scope the most.
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Old July 15, 2018, 06:59 PM   #5
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Just used mine this past weekend. Only close-range, less than 20 yards. Using it for Knockdown Steel.

Any of you using a red dot and mount that allows you to also use the stock sights? I put a Sig Romeo5 on it with their low mount, can't use the stock sights.

Going to attempt to raise the front sight so I can see them in the bottom of the dot. Don't need co-witness, but do need the ability to use the stock sights in case the dot fails.
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Old July 18, 2018, 04:27 PM   #6
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You might not need +P rounds...
Here is my chrono data for a ton ( 129 factory rounds ) of 9MM from my 16" Colt Pattern PSA AR.

For the most part... 9x19 from a 16" barrel has about the trajectory of a 22LR from a 16" barrel ( just food for thought )
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