It balances well in between the hands. I do not have a scale,but just guessing is that it weighs 8 lbs. It is "lively" when shooting the RWS factory ammo that came with it. The info on the inside of the box says it is a 400 grain bullet at 2315 fps. I am going to load it to duplicate the original specs,a 400 grain bullet at 2125-2175 fps.