I have always loved Anschutz. they just feel right, and if not, just adjust all the fittings untill it does.
Regardless, the main thing here is to buy only once, and just bring what you can afford. NO ONE will ever laugh at you for bring a less expensive rifle. People are very friendly in this sport, and will bend over backwards to help out a newcomer...What do I mean? I once saw someone lend a new guy a shooting coat and mat, beccause he did not have one. Someone else walked over to him with his Kowa scope.
Anyway -if you think small bore is expensive.....wait till you get hooked on HighPower match rifles.