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new Ruger PC with truncated JHPs that were
loaded too long.
This is not a knock on Ruger. Just a thought
for reloaders-overall length needs be
checked. But, that was the only malfunction
(with any load) during what ultimately
became a 600 round-plus test.
Accuracy testing from a 25-yard bench was
next. A 6 MOA dot isn't the most precise tool
for that task, but the accompanying Accuracy
Chart shows clearly that it didn't hold the
Ruger PC back one bit during testing.
The take-down feature made for very simple
cleaning. And, I removed and re-installed the
barrel several times at the bench rest and did
not find a point of impact shift.
I had a six-stage sanctioned Steel Challenge
match in two days, so I ran some multiple
target drills from the low ready. It was little
different than my 10/22 Take Down Lite. There
was slightly more recoil, and the gun is about
two pounds heavier. But the balance was
between the hands and it moved and stopped
smoothly. The crisp trigger was a plus.
I'd never shot PCC in a Steel Challenge
match. But I finished second in PCC behind
an established A Class shooter-and beat
him on four of the six stages. An epic "brain
fade" on Roundabout let him slip a few
seconds ahead of me. I wasn't overjoyed, but
it wasn't a bad first match with a new gun.
Realistically though, it wasn't a "new gun."
It was so close to my 10/22 that shooting
one was much like shooting the other. In
fact, after the match a number of shooters
gathered to look and shoot the "new gun."
Three of them (A and Master Class shooters
who shoot 10/22s) decided to order one.
The 10/22 appeals to many. The Ruger PC
Carbine is little different.

Accuracy Chart
Groups are the average of three, three-round
groups, fired from a 25-yard bench rest with the
ROMEO1 6 MOA reflex sight. Groups measured
center-to-center in inches.

Load

Group Size (inches)

Atlanta Arms Select 100-grain
Steel Challenge

1.24

Atlanta Arms Select 115-grain
Steel Challenge

1.31

Aguila 124-grain FMJ

1.52

Winchester USA (White Box)
124-grain FMJ

2.42

Federal 147-grain FMJ FN

1.68

Bayou 120 TCG handload

1.49

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