I found 2 new marlin 336 w/factory scope at a local dicks sporting goods today. both of them were built in new haven and have jm stamps. the fit and finish on the wood looks good and they look like nice rifles. asking price is $399.99. My question is should I grab one of these rifles. seems like everyone is saying to grab the older rifles. around here a used 336 is going for $300-$350 so it seems like a no brainer. Just figured I'd give someone the chance to talk me out of it.