I looked at Remington’s Model seven in 7mm-08 for a lightweight rifle for my daughter, but I never liked the price. I also looked at Remington Model 700 youth, and Weatherby Vanguard and Howe, but never liked them over the Weatherby Mark V action.
I recently bought a lightly used Weatherby Mark V Sporter in 7mm-08 which weights 6 3/4 lbs, but with a 24" barrel. I am going to cut this wooden stock down and install a Pachmayr recoil pad for her. I love the smooth 54 degree bolt lift and slim tapered barrel. I will install a Leupold VX-II 3-9x40mm scope.
Additionally I will pick up another adult stock, like Bell & Carlson Medalist for my use, plus I hand load, so I use 308 Winchester brass into youth loads using 120 grain bullets.