Today one of my friends talked me into taking a look at the .300 Weatherby. So I looked for a scope pakage in the Weatherby Vanguard S2 ( for the low price ). I was wondering if my kid could partake in shooting it with me. He won't shoot it often ( he has his 20 gauge ) maybe once a month. For shooting at the range the gun will weigh around 10-12 lbs and 9 for hunting. He would shoot 130-150 grain bullets. I looked at Chuck Hawk's recoil table and with a 9.25 lb gun shooting a 150 grain bullet at 3400 fps has 24.6 ft.lbs and 13.1 velocity, but I figured a 2.75 lb heavier gun shooting a 130 grain bullet would have much less recoil.