I've got one of the early Mossberg ATRs in 30-06 and my only complaint about it is that the trigger sucks. A drop in trigger costs almost as much as what I paid for the rifle so I'm not really interested in doing that. Other then that it's been a good rifle. I've recently had the chance to trade some things around and while I would lose my ATR but I would pick up a Mossberg 500 with a slug barrel and a Marlin XL7 in 30-06. My question to you guys is how do you think the Marlin compares to the Mossberg? Please keep in mind that my rifle is roughly 5 years old(I got it about 6 months after they were released) and the Marlin is NIB.