$75-80 more would get you a T/C Venture. If you just want the Marlin thats fine, but if it was me I would save up a little more and get a better rifle.
+1 with this advice.
I have both the XL7/30-06 (bought first) and Venture/.270. The Venture is well-worth the +$80 for the life-time warranty. IMO, the 5R rifling is more accurate. I like the Marlin but if I did it all over again, both guns would be the Venture.