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9mm reloads for a carbine

I recently picked up a Ruger PC Carbine in 9mm. I already reload 9mm for the handguns but I don't have any data for hotter 9mm loads that can be used safely in a rifle.

I load a hotter round for the 357 lever gun but can you do such a thing with 9mm?

"...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 🍺 🇺🇲 🍔

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    NeoBlackdogNeoBlackdog Member Posts: 16,726 ✭✭✭✭

    From the top of page 22 in the manual it says "The RUGER® PC CARBINE™, chambered in 9mm Luger, is designed to properly function with only factory loaded 9mm Luger (Parabellum) standard,
    high velocity, or +P ammunition, manufactured to U.S. industry standards."

    Given that from Ruger I would think you could go ahead and load up some +P rounds to use in it.

    https://ruger-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/_manuals/PC-Carbine.pdf

    If it were mine I would fire some of your regularly loaded pistol rounds through the chronograph and see how much, if any, of a velocity gain you get in the longer barrel. I have a 40 caliber Sub-2000 and was amazed at how much faster my plinker loads were running in the carbine than in the Glock 35.

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    Kevin_LKevin_L Member Posts: 1,646 ✭✭✭✭

    For crying out loud….even after looking at the manual, I didn't even think to research +P reloading data.

    I'll do that now. Thanks!

    "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 🍺 🇺🇲 🍔

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    Kevin_LKevin_L Member Posts: 1,646 ✭✭✭✭

    Well, I bought a pack of 9mm +P to shoot today. Clear difference between those and regular 9mm rounds.

    All told, I think I'll stick with normal 9mm reloads. The +P is fun but not what I want to shoot every day with the carbine.

    "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 🍺 🇺🇲 🍔

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    NeoBlackdogNeoBlackdog Member Posts: 16,726 ✭✭✭✭

    Did you run them through a chrono?

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