just in time for hunting, I picked up a Marlin XL7 in .30-06 last week. I like how it looks and feels very comfortable. I read a lot about the trigger being awesome... and I have to agree with that. it is very smooth and light. I have not yet had a chance to shoot it but should have that chance before this weekend when I go way up north with some buddies for deer hunting. but from what I have read about it before I bought it and the way it feels when I hold it it can't be beat for the money.. I only paid 300 for it brand new!