Marlin makes a good rifle in 357mag (also shoots 38's) as well as in 45LC and 44mag.
Winchester made it also in 357, 44mag, 45LC, 41mag, etc...
Puma / Rossi make a winchester copy in 357, 44 mag, 45LC and 454CAS (also shoots 45LC)
Personall, I own the winchester type. (rossi in 357, puma in 454CAS and winchester in 44mag) because I never really got used to the marlin lever on the shorter pistol caliber frame. I end up pinching my fat fingers with marlins.
All are good guns. If you are looking to mount a scope later on save some time and buy a marlin. They have a flat top receiver that comes pre-drilled for a scope base. You can't do this with a winchester as easily.