OTH, I got out to sight in my CVA Wolf over the weekend and was shocked at the consistency of the groups. It sounds like you are looking at the higher priced models, but I wouldn't rule out this one yet. It's almost $300 less expensive than the ones you are looking at and for an entry model like you are looking for, I think it would serve the purpose.
Using only open sights, but it is already tapped and drilled for a scope, I was able to put three shots in a row virtually touching at 50 yards. I was skeptical too of the price, but now after shooting it, I am thinking of buying another one for my other son.
Just another $.02 worth.