Fire a barrett sometime and tell me which one has more recoil...at least the semi auto has far less!
So you have fired a Barrett? Specifically, the semi auto version? I assume you have also fired a Bohica to back up your statement? I'm not saying the Bohica has more or less recoil, as I haven't shot both. I have shot a Bohica though, and the recoil was a lot less than I thought it would be. I also shot it from a standing, unsupported position and it wasn't bad at all. This is coming from someone that is 6'1" and only 170 pounds.
The comment about the scope and never owning a Bohica is retarded. Getting hit by the scope isn't the rifles fault, but the shooter, scope mounting position, or eye relief of the scopes fault.