I have a Marlin .30-30 as well - and it's a great brush gun, but my Henry Big Boy .44 MAG is a dream. No kick, smooth trigger and reliable action.
Christopher A. S. "Boots" Combest
Member: TSRA, NRA, GOA, North American Hunting Club and Ducks Unlimited
"If you get thrown from a horse, you have to get up and get back on, unless you landed on a cactus; then you have to roll around and scream in pain."