Should cost you under $400, but nothing wrong with the Marlin x7 rifles. Own a couple of them, a 25-06 and a 308. Both shot quite well out of the box for me. Marlin does have a nice adjustable trigger thats their version of an accutrigger. LOL, money saved with the Marlin can go for the cost of a darn nice scope.
FWIW, Most of gents I shoot with practically every Sunday at range we are members own some of the higher end Savage rifles, which do shoot quite well. However, several of my shooting buddies disliked the accutrigger in their Savages and replaced them, usually with a Rifle Basix trigger.