Everything I've read on Marlin's XL7 has been high praise and I've read a lot of reviews. The rifle is very accurate and has a great adjustable trigger. At $300 it's really hard to beat. For $330 you can get a XL7C, a camo version.
It's the 30-06 rifle I am going to buy next. Add a Limb Saver pad and you'll be ready to go.
Best of luck to you!