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#3077442 - 12/13/12 12:38 PM Re: recommendation for youth 7mm-08 [Re: Kimberman]
woodsman87
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I had a model 7 7mm-08 when I was young. It was not the youth model 7. I don't think the youth was much smaller either. I love the gun.
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#3077996 - 12/13/12 07:22 PM Re: recommendation for youth 7mm-08 [Re: woodsman87]
W.Seay
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Definitely Remington 700 with stainless barrel and x mark trigger or browning micro Midas.
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#3086215 - 12/19/12 12:13 AM Re: recommendation for youth 7mm-08 [Re: W.Seay]
TNhunter
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Model 7 or 700 either one.
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#3087478 - 12/19/12 07:02 PM Re: recommendation for youth 7mm-08 [Re: TNhunter]
1 good shot
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i would avoid the ruger compacts for a child simply because they are so dang loud with those 16 1/2 barrels and you know that the cringe factor will come into play
i have both the 7-08 and 243 in the youth models that i got for my nephew and nieces when they were small but i still use them just the way they are (model 700) the triggers are easily adjustable and they are fine shooters but you do have to put extra effort in to keep them from rusting
i have no experience with nef so i can't speak of them
i have looked at the marlin and savage youth models and was not impressed but have never shot one

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#3087510 - 12/19/12 07:22 PM Re: recommendation for youth 7mm-08 [Re: Kimberman]
redblood
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 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
I would go with the Marlin XS7 or the Ruger Compact.


two good choices. the break actions, well, u get what you pay for. they have a lot of inherent accuracy issues, which can be a destructive for a new shooter. the first hunting rifle should always be a good 22 long rifle, imo
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#3087515 - 12/19/12 07:23 PM Re: recommendation for youth 7mm-08 [Re: redblood]
redblood
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model 7 cdl another great choice
kimber 84 classic if money is not an option
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#3088026 - 12/20/12 06:54 AM Re: recommendation for youth 7mm-08 [Re: redblood]
Hillbilly Hunter
Killbilly
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My 7-o8 is a Winchester model 70 classic featherweight.
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#3088129 - 12/20/12 08:13 AM Re: recommendation for youth 7mm-08 [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
stik
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a coworker bought his daughter the marlin x7 for Christmas. i saw it yesterday and it looks/feels like a fine rifle for the price. and it's a marlin.
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#3088132 - 12/20/12 08:14 AM Re: recommendation for youth 7mm-08 [Re: redblood]
woodchuckc
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Registered: 02/09/05
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Loc: Hickman County, TN

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 Originally Posted By: redblood
 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
I would go with the Marlin XS7 or the Ruger Compact.


two good choices. the break actions, well, u get what you pay for. they have a lot of inherent accuracy issues, which can be a destructive for a new shooter. the first hunting rifle should always be a good 22 long rifle, imo


I already have a youth model Henry lever action 22 put back in the gun safe for her (BTW, I am SUPER impressed with the fit and finish of it, and even with my poor old tired eyes and open sights it is a very accurate shooter). I need to look at the Marlin in person - it looks good on a computer screen and the specs are good. Depending on my real life impressions, I may go with it or a Rem 700. I am a little concerned with the noise factor for the really short barreled (16.5") guns like the Ruger Compact, but it sure is a sweet looking piece!

I appreciate all the other suggestions - I didn't realize there were quite so many options out there for youth sized deer rifles!

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#3096845 - 12/26/12 08:58 PM Re: recommendation for youth 7mm-08 [Re: woodchuckc]
WGK
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I have 2 XL7 in my safe for the grandsons I will be buying a third shortly GREAT GUN GREAT PRICE.
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