For my $, I would go with a Zeiss Conquest and be done with it. I have owned/used the spectrum of less expensive brands/models but once I found the Zeiss, it was love at first sight, literally. All the less expensive brands/models work fine just the clarity of Zeiss is hard to beat.
I love saving $ but it's like driving a BMW or Porsche (vs. a Ford or Toyota, both very good) for the first time. If you can afford it, there's no comparison.
If you're only looking to buy the scope for a .22, the Mueller brand seems to work great for the price. I have a simple fixed 4 power Simmons (~$30) on my 10/22 and it has held up for many years.