I shoot a Marlin 795 that I've had for about 10 years and love it. I recently just put the scope back on it and sighted it in down at the desert. At 50 yards I can put 10 rounds into a quarter sized area. At 100, with some adequate elevation, I can repeatedly hit a coke can. Absolutely fun and accurate gun to shoot, and you can get one at Big 5 for $150 when they're on sale. I know it's not a bolt action, but HIGHLY accurate.
My buddy has the latest Savage 22LR and I wasn't impressed at all. I hunt with a Savage and love it, along with a lot of their other guns, but this 22 was junk, in my opinion. Magazine is hard to insert and eject, accuracy was terrible, and unless the slide slammed forward, the first round would FTF. I thought it might have been an ammo issue but side by side with my Marlin and the same ammo, the Savage was junk. Stay away from it.