| | Steven's or Marlin
Before you buy the Steven's 200 I would try to find a Marlin XL7 and give it a good look. I think that the price of both will be similar. I personally prefer the Marlin. Let us know what you end up with. I would also recommend against the package deals where they include the scope. Most of the package scopes are not very good. There is a really big difference between a 50 dollar scope and one that costs 150. Try to get as much scope as you can afford.