Re: H-S handgun how are they ? Pro-Series 2000 VP (Varmint Pistol)
I have one in 6mmBR and I really like it. They are well made and extrememly accurate.
If it were me, I'd go for one in a short mag, probably the 300 or 325WSM. I have a custom .338WSM in a xp100 and get .338-06 velocities from my 15 inch tube.
Don't worry about recoil, I use a Holland QD brake, but any baffle style brake will work great. Short barrel equals short dwell time, if you can handle a big bore revolver you will be surprised how less these bolt guns kick when set up with a baffle style brake. The other style brakes work too, I just feel the baffle style are the most effective.