I've only owned one Model 7 and I owned Rem X-P R which is same action as current Model 7. My 221 is build on older X-P action and I had bolt handle changed out to 700 style it's hard to keep up with Rem at times on those actions.
Only reason I got Model 7 it was out of the custom shop chamber for the 7BR in a repeater action.
Model 7 is pretty light and real pencil type barrel and if you like that type rifle be a good one to get. If you like the BDL not sure you like the Model 7. I like synthetic stocks but my 35 Whelen AI on Rem action is in a BDL that I got new on another change out rifle.