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Offline newageroman

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anyone considering running the Ruger PC carbine for 3 gun?
« on: February 28, 2018, 11:57:34 AM »
I'm a ruger fan, I'm cheap and I was planning on running an M1 carbine(as an excuse to underperform) until I saw the new ruger PC rifle.

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Re: anyone considering running the Ruger PC carbine for 3 gun?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 02:32:50 PM »
hmmmm since AR's are already banned here in the Socialist Republic of mass, this may be a viable option for me moving forward
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Re: anyone considering running the Ruger PC carbine for 3 gun?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 06:02:55 PM »
I think it will be a popular option for beginners.  It's a Ruger, so it should be reliable.

One guy at our club has started shooting PCC with a Marlin Camp Carbine.  He runs iron sights and does ok.

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Re: anyone considering running the Ruger PC carbine for 3 gun?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2018, 07:39:41 PM »
This might be the "time" to get one and set it up.  Might be valuable later on. :'(

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Re: anyone considering running the Ruger PC carbine for 3 gun?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2018, 07:55:05 PM »
There are actually quite a few negatives posts about them on youtube.  I'm not going to search for them, but I watched one about 2 weeks ago.
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Re: anyone considering running the Ruger PC carbine for 3 gun?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2018, 10:55:35 PM »
No.  It looks terrible honestly. 

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Offline koteris

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Re: anyone considering running the Ruger PC carbine for 3 gun?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2018, 01:16:05 PM »
I checked one out in a local store.  I actually kind of liked it.  There is some negative stuff on youtube, but some positive stuff as well.  I'll probably try one....maybe run it in steel challenge.  Takedown feature is nice and I bet magpul comes out with a backpacker stock eventually.

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Re: anyone considering running the Ruger PC carbine for 3 gun?
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2018, 08:43:29 PM »
I have one and love it.  With a red dot you feel like you can chase the hole all day, and it's very quiet.  I don't do 3-gun (at least not yet), but a few steel and plate competitions allow PCC's so I'm going to be shooting it there.  A breeze to maintain as well.

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Re: anyone considering running the Ruger PC carbine for 3 gun?
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 12:02:42 PM »
I got to check one out in person this weekend. First impressions, might as well be a barbell, cause it is heavy. I only got to check it for less than a minute - got a call from a friend while in the shop. The only one they had in the store was a LE model. I asked what the difference was and they said nothing, only LE or ret. military can purchase it - probably a good thing for me or would have came home with it.

I'll have to look up bad reviews/comments on it to see if that would bug me, but the only thing Ive heard was a bit of a loose front handguard.

Barring that, the LGS is having a big ruger sale next month - I'm hoping I have enough at that point to bring home. I'm within driving distance of the CMP south store and also need a 1911 when they show up and still need a garand as well. decisions decisions...

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Re: anyone considering running the Ruger PC carbine for 3 gun?
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018, 01:52:19 PM »
I asked what the difference was and they said nothing, only LE or ret. military can purchase it - probably a good thing for me or would have came home with it.

You must live in one of "THOSE" states.
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Re: anyone considering running the Ruger PC carbine for 3 gun?
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2018, 02:33:51 PM »
I have a ruger PC9 and really like it. I don't find the weight to be a drawback. I've just shot the irons at 25 yards so far but it is accurate. Might be tough in a 3 gun if you get a 175 yard shot. AR would be better in that case, I'm thinking.

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Re: anyone considering running the Ruger PC carbine for 3 gun?
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2018, 02:44:36 PM »
How so?

sights better?
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Re: anyone considering running the Ruger PC carbine for 3 gun?
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2018, 02:50:23 PM »
I was thinking better range at that distance w ith a 556 than a 9mm. I just think the pistol caliber carbines are 100-150 yard max for a regular guy like me. Crack shots may be better.

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Re: anyone considering running the Ruger PC carbine for 3 gun?
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2018, 03:32:35 PM »
Yeah at 75+ yards, I would probably want to shoot something with a flatter/farther trajectory.  Although the PC should handle hot-loaded 9mm with aplomb...probably where that extra weight would come in handy.  There is talk of possible caliber conversions...maybe even a .357SIG.

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Re: anyone considering running the Ruger PC carbine for 3 gun?
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2018, 04:53:24 PM »
I'd definitely be in for one at 45acp.
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