I wish that I could add to your comparison question but I do not own a model 7. I have heard very good things about the model 7 and wouldn't mind having one in something light like a 260, 257, 7mm-08. I do own several Remington rifles, shotguns and believe that dollar for dollar they are some of the best products ever made. While most of my guns are older models I do not know of the newer cheap models currently being put out. The old model 700's simply couldn't be beat for the money. I still have my eye out for a 700 classic in 300 sav. The Remington 700 mountain rifles are a hunter's dream rifle.