Remington products, past ones anyway, have dollar for dollar been hard to beat. I still have several Remington firearms. The Model 700 Mountain rifle in 270 win I have is one of the very best user friendly rifles I own. 760 pump in 30-06, couple of 870's, 1100, the 30-06 I just re-done a few weeks ago. I can't say what the newer low budget stuff that Remington has put out is junk but the reviews here have not been too good. I haven't had one of the model 7's but the reports from owners have been top notched for a light weight rifle.