I just bought an older model 7 in .308 with iron sights it's in absolutely mint condition it only had the 3 holes drilled and tapped so I went and had a 4th hole drilled and put 2 piece Leupold bases on it. Seriously looking to get a new cdl this year
Best advice I can give is for you to search the used gun racks for a used model 700 Remington.
I do not like the finish and other things like the trigger on the new Remingtons.
You are 20X better off buying a good used rifle than buying a brand new rifle.