Originally Posted by chachaseeds
Which caliber do you guys think recoils more/ has more muzzle rise?
If it helps any, I was looking at buying either a Rock River LAR9 9mm AR, or LAR15 223/556. Most of my guns are 9mm, and I pretty much wanted to stay with that Caliber, until I fired a friend's AR-15 at the Range. In the end, I chose the 223/556, just to try a different Caliber, and I'm glad I did. They're about $.10 more a Round for 223 than 9mm, but still not too bad, if you don't go through a couple of hundred in a day.
I have a 9mm Beretta CX4, and a 9mm Hi-Point 995TS, both Carbines with 16" Barrels, like my LAR15. As stated above, the 223 gives more of a Recoil than my 9mm Carbines do, but just a little more. It's quite manageable. I've got a Muzzle Brake for my LAR15, which helps to reduce Recoil and keeps the Muzzle from rising. The LAR15 is indeed LOUD
, and makes a nice KA-BOOM
when fired. Very noticeable!
I had a Triple Heart By-Pass 10 years ago, and can't shoot the higher Caliber Rifles and Shotguns like I used to, primarily because my Rib Cage is wired back together. So, I was also looking at Low Recoil in a Rifle, for that reason as well.
I shoot 100 Rounds of .223 when I go to the Range, and it doesn't bother me in the least. It's a very comfortable gun.
Hope that helps!