Good choice.Update, I went with a 44 Mag. It's a newer Marlin but the price was decent. Now to find some ammo for it. I have a small amount of 180 grain, but want to start with 240. Could reload in the future I have everything I need, but powder and haven't reloaded for some time.
If you can find them, the Hornady Lever Revolution ammo shoots and kills well out of my Marlin. It is more accurate than most factory 44 Mag ammo I have tried.