The new porting on the .50 Desert Eagle is said to substantially reduce felt recoil. I’ve never shot an un-ported one so I couldn’t possibly comment on that, but you can see it still gives a bit of a nudge with the launch of each thumb-sized bullet.
It doesn’t show up well in this video, but when I shot the (frozen solid and thus no longer ‘bleeding’) Zombie target in the shoulder, it blew out a chunk the size of a quarter-pounder with cheese and left a hole I could literally see daylight through at perpaps 15 yards.
I can’t afford the .50 Deagle, I couldn’t carry it, and my average-sized hands can barely hold it. And I don’t care.