That was my point. Some of the commentary to my reply was as to physical stamina or masculinity. Well...I'm 6'3", about 290 lbs, played ball in college. In my prime could bench over 300 lbs with some ease...never believed in "maxing out". Our "grandfathers" worked as they had to. No other choice as desk jobs at the time were not common.1100 Magnums are great dual-purpose waterfowling tools. You can shoot ducks and geese and if necessary use it for a boat anchor.
I don't think they are heavy, I just think there are lighter-weight ones available now. Do you think your fathers, grandfathers, etc complained about the weight of them?