I've been comparing a few 22s for a while now. I can get the ruger for 200 dollars, but I don't know about another rifle, the marlin 60, which I hear is real accurate from my dad and other people on the Internet. His is an older one though. My dad also has a ruger 10/22 with a bull barrel, houge stock, bipod, and a scope that we were shooting the other day, but it shot high to the right. We used a variety of ammo but the accuracy was pretty much all the same. The one I would get has the standard barrel. I could get a synthetic or birch stock. I would rather have the synthetic stock because I hear wooden stocks will expand and contract and that will affect accuracy. Also I'm not too crazy about the plastic parts, but oh well. I would use my gun for shooting rabbits, squirells and such.