Looking to buy a gun for my dad as he can no longer handle a full size gun do to his bad shoulders. I have it narrowed down to either the ruger or remington in a 7mm-08 but am open to other suggestions. I have also thought about getting a custom stock made for his ruger 77 in 30-06. The problem he has is the length of pull is too long and then the recoil bothers him.
"I don't shoot well but I shoot often" -Teddy Roosevelt
Remington has gone downhill in recent years and their CS is not great.
Ruger CS is fantastic. I have called them for repairs and parts and every issue was addressed to my satisfaction.
I've been hearing that for quite some time but took the chance and bought a model 7 about 5 years ago and a mountain rifle a couple years later.The rem model 7 is now a custom .338 federal and I sold the mountain rifle but they both shot and functioned good.
My wife recently got a Browning Xbolt Micro Midas in 7mm-08. Really a nice little rifle, short length of pull. The recoil isn't bad at all when she uses reduced recoil ammo, and they come with a nice recoil pad. I've never cared for the japanese made brownings, but I can honestly say that I'm impressed by this little rifle. I've yet to find something about it that I don't like. The action is glass bedded from the factory and the bolt and detachable magazine operate very smoothly.
I wouldn't be afraid to even go with a .243 if recoil is a factor. I've always liked the Model 7 so that would probably be my choice. Nothing against Ruger, I own quite a few, I've just never been a fan of their bolt action rifles or semi-auto handguns.
Guys! For the record I like the Model 7. I think it is a great rifle. Remington CS and with the ongoing problems with their triggers leave me with concerns. It was only few years ago when I told everyone to buy Remington.....not so today.
BTW dce the .338 Federal is one of my favorite rounds.