I think you'll realy like the Marlin . I bought my son one in 7mm08. I was impressed, Shot moa right out of the box at 100yds. with Burris 3-9x50 FFII scope mounted.
Average range of a deer taken in NY State was within 35 yards I believe. .270? Try a .44 Mag.
Can't go wrong with the 30-06, any game on the east coast can be taken with one. 125 grain for smaller game, 150 grain for deer, and all the way up to 220 grain for boar.