I'm a lefty and insterested in a 7mm-08--please don't laugh.
Primary use is whitetail and would like to eventually be able to hand this down to my son so recoil is a consideration.
Wish list is 22' stainless barrell, 1-9.5 twist, composite stock. Here is what I have found out:
Savage - I shoot and enjoy several Savages and all is perfect with their Model 16 except twist is 1-11.5 (Model 16 and 11). I know this has been covered in various places and am not comfortable with this rate.
Remington - Compact is available, hollow stock, short (20") barrell--have shot this gun, more recoil than I would prefer
Ruger - Wood stock
Browning - Wood stock, micro build probably too light.
Tika - Quit importing.
Any suggestions? Thanks!