Maybe too crazy of recoil on mk 14 EBR?

I have mixed feelings about mk14. It shoots the same bullet as g3a3 and scar but because of the velocity and penetration pwr, i prefer mk14 over those two mentioned above when it comes to semi-sniping. But if I can’t land the first shot, i’m either dead or I lose him. The follow up shots are too hard for this weapon while with SVD, they are easier.
I think it might be because of balancing?
What is your opinion?

It's my favorite weapon of the game. I think it's broken, to be honest. I always use it for close-medium range. Once you learn to control its recoil... I suppose it's good for sniping if you use the single shooting mode (you can switch the mode with X).