I have a Weatherby Vanguard S2 in a 7mm-08 (built by Howa for Weatherby). Recoil is about the same as my custom 25-06. I also have a Weatherby Vanguard S2 in 243. Recoil is very light. I chose the Weatherby's primarily for the extra 2" of barrel.
I don't think you'll need anything 'extra' on either of them. The stocks are fairly solid, barrels of the one's I've seen in stores appear to be floated and accuracy is very good (once you find the factory load that that particular rifle likes, or, you find the right load through re-loading).
Bottom line, check Bud's, Grab-a-Gun and anyone else offering online what you're wanting and go from there. Any of the Howa/Weatherby Vanguards would work just fine in the 7mm-08
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