When I was 13 years old my dad bought me a Remington Model 7 in .308. Since then I have shot many moose, caribou, and even a couple grizzly bears with it. Around 21 years old I got bit by the magnum bug and the rifle seldom got used, until I got married. Now my wife uses this rifle exlusively has her hunting rifle. Originally I had the LOP cut down to 12.5 to better fit her with a limbsaver grind to fit. Since then she has taken a moose and a couple caribou with it and even a black bear.
I contemplated getting her a Kimber Montana in .308 like mine to lighten her load by a pound but had a hard time believing I could sell the rifle my pops bought me 14 years ago so I bit the bullet and picked up a McMillian Edge stock and dropped the rifles weight by 12 oz (original stock is 36 oz the MCM Edge is 24 oz both with limbsaver pads and sling studs).
So now I got the best of both worlds, my wife gets to keep the rifle she has grown to call "her own" (and I'll let her continue to think that) and I get to keep the rifle that my dad bought me in the family for as long as I care to while still dropping some weight off the model 7 platform.
Granted its still 5 oz heavier than the Kimber 84 Montana in .308 setup the same way with scope and rings (Kimber is 95 oz and Remington Model 7 100 oz on the nose) but the weight savings is nice and the rifle looks great and she couldn't be happier. Both are sweet little rifles and the ability to share ammo never hurts
To date it still has taken more big game animals than all my other rifles combined.
Here is a pic of what the rifle looked like before:
Here is what it looks like now:
Even got my wife to stop working on our new deck long enough to pose with her upgraded rifle: