i have the ugly brown one. I paid 250 for it unfired in the box. I would beat anyone with a stick for touching it now. It is for sure my "go to" squirrel gun. That sucker is a 250 dollar laser!
I like my anschutz and czs too, but the marlin stock is so ugly I don't think twice about slapping it up against a tree fork, sliding it around in that tree fork or whatever rest is available,,so it gets more squirrels then all the rest of my rifles combined, and now that i have taken all the misses out of it, the rifle is priceless to me. Not really priceless, everything has a price,but you know what i mean.
My boys make fun of me for being so protective of one of my cheaper rifles. I won't let them borrow it, but they do shoot my annie.