Lol. Kicks like a horse? You must be rocking rapid fire on it. SMGs usually have above average recoil, but the Vepr isn't that high compared to others. It's recoil (imo) is also pretty controllable. --- A beast of the night... I am DARKSTAR! You may shake in terror now.
The VEPR's kick isn't that bad and descriptions are useless. It's probably the most versatile SMG aside from the MTAR. Its range is average, but it has good irons and a big mag to make slightly longer shots. I usually just put on the muzzle break and ext mags and it plays like a P90 from MW games.