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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-13-2017, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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Ruger American Compact or Remington model 7

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.

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If its between only those 2 I'd stick with the ruger hands down. They feel cheap, the price is cheap, but the ones that I've dealt with have been great shooters right out of the box. 223,22-250,30-06.

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I bought my son a Savage Axis 7MM-08 in 2012ish and no complaints so far.
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Go with the Ruger.

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.
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Remington by far
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I own both, You can't go wrong with either.Never had to call CS for anything! and you shouldn't
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I would go with a Ruger American bolt action Ranch rifle in 300 blackout . Its short ,light,and very accurate. Grice's sell them for under $400. I use the Barnes 110 gr tac-tx ammo works well on deer.

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Go with the Ruger.

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.
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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.

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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.
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