All posts in this thread are giving you great advice. Look for a JM stamped, CT made Marlin (2009 or before). These are great rifles and many good used ones on the market. All of the calibers are great in these rifles and each will have their pluses. Just get one (or two) you like.
"From My Cold Dead Hands!"- Charlton Heston in his Year 2000 speech to the NRA Annual Convention