Does anyone have one of these or tried one out? I found, what seems like a good price to me, a NIB one for mid 200's. http://www.cdnnsports.com/marlin-xs7-308-synthetic.html#.VlE4QnarTIU I have been reading a ton of reviews and spent some time over in the marlin forums and the general opinion is, they are a very good rifle for a very good price, and that was in the mid $300 range. Ok its not a Remmy 700 but with Christmas coming I don't want to go too crazy on my first hunting rifle. Now as most I am usually weary of what I read on the internet, but I know you guys and value your opinion. Any input would be greatly appreciated. I now have my new home, Hunting tower (pictured below) and 11+ acres, I figure I'll need an actual hunting rifle, since me dad wont give up his Remington 700... Yes I wanted a 270 but for this price I can chose between: 308 7mm-08 243 To me 308 is the winner here, 7mm-08 is kinda pricey ammo wise... Anyway any input is appreciated!! Thanks again guys!!