Carbine loads

LHancock

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I have a 9mm PCC. Is it necessary or effective to adjust powder loads for carbines over pistols?
If so, does anybody have a recipe? It's a 16" barrel. 147g plated RN.
 
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Nothing required to make it run better, a PCC will always run harder ( by design) then a pistol, so your going to see higher performance! Depending on what you want, you can push 9 mm pretty hard, but faster isn't always better! I would be looking at loads that can maximize performance with heavy bullets and go from there!
I have been doing this with both .44 mag and .45 Colt for close to 40 years, and the performance is exceptional out of a Carbine length rifle!
 

Dyjital

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PCC will get you a higher velocity.
Load for your pistol and you'll get faster results out of the PCC>

This way ammo can go in either. I have multiple PCC's and pistols that I swap ammo in.
 
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Probably the only real difference will be you can use some of the flashier powders without them being flashy. The powders that give you the best velocity in a pistol will still probably yield the best velocity out of a carbine.
By "flashy" you mean longer burning?
 

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Yes flashy powders are often slower burning. Although some powders are treated with a flash suppressant. Power pistol and be-86 come to mind both are very good powders for top velocities but pp is pretty flashy and be-86 is much less so. I believe they are the same powder but be-86 is treated with a flash suppressant and costs more.
 
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Yes flashy powders are often slower burning. Although some powders are treated with a flash suppressant. Power pistol and be-86 come to mind both are very good powders for top velocities but pp is pretty flashy and be-86 is much less so. I believe they are the same powder but be-86 is treated with a flash suppressant and costs more.
Awesome info. Thanks.
 

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A slower powder than the "Standard" powder people normally use for short barreled/handgun 9mm loads. Titegroup, HP38, to name a couple. I'll suggest HS6, if you can find it. HS6, not as good for short barreled carry guns, good for longer barreled 9mm hand guns. Finding data for 2-3 powders above/below HS6 would be recommended too.
 

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