I bought a .308 Win Marlin X7VH a month or so ago for around $330 plus tax. It was an advertised special in a local paper by a well known gun store in Houston. Stock is basically same one as on a XL or XS Marlin, just made to accept the bigger barrel. Have had a Marlin XL7 25-06 for over a year and half now.
Wish I had a bore scope to inspect the bore in my .308. After 80 or so rounds fired, I'm disappointed in the amount of copper fouling I'm experienceing. I've been able to shoot around an inch 3 shot group at 100 yards. Often have two overlapping holes, then one about an inch away. Arrrrrrg! Didn't have the copper fouling problem with my 25-06 and it is more accurate too.
P.S., I made a wooden stock for my X7HV. Didn't like the way foreend of the plastic stock sat in my benchrest. I don't hunt, just shoot paper and the rounded narrow forestock did not suit my style of shooting.