When Marlin introduced the .308 MX, I jumped immediately......and I've never regretted it. I did very much like you did. Being a reloader, I've assembled enough brass to keep me going until I'm done. Moreover, it's my go-to cow elk rifle. I can't image ever parting company with it.
Here it is with a Leupold VX-II 2-7x in low rings. I've killed 3 elk with it and the cost to replace it in the future can not be considered.
Plus, the Marlins in the case would miss it terribly