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February 3, 2010, 10:06 PM
My grandpa found an academy that had the xs7 youth model 7mm-08 on sale. He was wonderin if he could change out the stock for a full size stock and if so would any marlin stock for 7mm-08 work? Thanx for the input guys.

February 4, 2010, 09:46 AM
I don't see why a regular stock wouldn't work. The problem is finding one. To my knowledge no one is making aftermarket stocks at this time and the only source would be to buy from Marlin. Probably cheaper to just buy the rifle with a full size stock.

Billy Tasso
February 19, 2010, 09:15 PM
Just add a slip on recoil pad to increase the pull length by about 1 1/2" and the youth rifle will be closer to fitting you. I did that on a HOWA 1500 youth model in .243 and it works just fine. Not having a wooden stock on the Marlin, you will hardly notice that you have a slip on recoil pad on the rifle.

February 19, 2010, 09:41 PM
If he wants the full sized one why not just get it? At around $300 they aren't that expensive anyway.