I considered that Marlin, but I've also considered the Puma too. I don't see any reason not to get it. Some people have said that vendors such as Big 5 and Walmart get cheaper versions of what you'll find in higher line gun sellers. Don't know if it's true, but if the action and the barrel and mechanics are the same, why not?
And of course I recommend buying Milsurps from them. Except for their M1 Carbines. The CMP
carbines are much superior and cheaper.