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    I might buy my wife a rifle for hunting moose and possibly predators. I've narrowed my search to the Remington model 7 youth model and the Remington 700 SPS youth model both in 7mm-08. I figure I'll scope either one with a VX2 3-9 or a Burris FF2 3-9. So the open sights of the model 7 really don't matter. But I am told the model 7 youth model has been discontinued .

    What's the difference between the two and way should I lean towards one or the other. Boonies has the model 7 for $599 right now and I think this rifle will fit my 5'3" 100lbs wife nicely, but am curious about the SPS youth model. Any other thoughts?

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    You can still find Stainless model 7s if you look around

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    I let my wife pick out the one that fit her the best and I kind of helped pick out the caliber. She ended up picking a model 7 in 7mm-08. Later , I wanted her to have a rifle with some more punch and she got a Savage stainless 300wsm with a synthetic youth stock and then I got this gun magna-ported and I installed a better recoil pad. Both guns fit her well.

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    If she wants to shoot my model 7 7-08 to see if she likes it let me know. I just live up the street from you ( I saw the picture of your air boat on the boat forum that's parked in front of your house). I told my wife I wanted it so the kids could eventually shoot it but I love it and they may have to get their own.

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    Default 300 savage

    I know where you can get a brand new remington 700 classic in 300 savage. They are very light and point nice. $405. PM if interested. I haven't got mine yet and there are only 3 left.

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    hntr thanks for the offer. I'll let you know if she would like to shoot it. Everything really depends if she wants to squeeze in a few day hunts this fall. She said, "I'll just shoot your rifle." No way I'd let her shoot my 300RUM.

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    Mine isn't the youth model but it fits my wife and she is pettite 5'3" 105. It has the 3-9X40 FFII on it also.

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    WG, there isn't too much difference in the Model 7 and 700 Sps. I can't remember what all there is, but I do know that the 700 is a better pick, accuracy-wise. Fit-wise for the MRS., well, the model 7 is likely to work best. There are millions of model 7's floating around Alaska, so don't worry about that. If it won't hit the big side of a barn, I know a good smith or 2 and folks that will help you get it right...

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    Default Accuracy

    Mine consistently shoots sub MOA with TSX 140 gr handloads. Gets good velocity out of 20 inch barrel.

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    I picked up a 700 SPS youth model in 308 for my wife today. All I need to do now is scope it, take it to the range, and have her put the crosshairs on a moose this fall.

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