About 5 years ago, I was in your position looking for a new hunting rifle. My narrowed down options were the Browning A-bolt micro hunter in 7mm-08 or Ruger M77RL MKII in .257 Roberts. Comparing the Brownings modern design vs Rugers time tested features were as follows.
Browning A-bolt has 3 locking lugs, 60 deg. bolt lift, push feed, brazed on bolt handle, detachable magazine on swinging floorplate, adjustable trigger, epoxy bedded barrel lug, aluminum triggerguard & floorplate & required scope bases & rings.
Ruger M77 MKII has Mauser style 2 locking lugs, 90 deg. bolt lift, control round feed, one piece bolt handle, floorplate magazine, non adjustable trigger(easily tuned), angled barrel lug bedding, Steel triggerguard & aluminum floorplate, receiver milled scope ring bases(very strong) & rings supplied.
After much consideration, I chose the Ruger for it's more hunting rifle features based on ruggedness. It is hunting accurate and I've never regretted making the decision.