I'm with lighthammer.
Sorry but the recoil in game is not realistic. Yes there should be some however it should return to its approximate aiming location.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNMJHMOTl0g No vertical recoil like in game.
Note our Avatar in game is holding the rifle correctly so there should be no control issues.
This shows at 500m the kind if thing we are looking for. Its like being able to transition to your sidearm while moving. Its not a high speed operator maneuver like returning to NPA isn't a sniper trait. its basic infantry skills.