I would probably just find myself a used Marlin .22 if I was going to buy myself a bolt action .22, I would expect to pay $200-250 on it.
I get sub moa performance from my Marlin .17 HMR that I paid $250 for. Maybe I just got lucky with it, but it does its job very well and I didn't have to pay a whole lot for it. Single hole groups at 75 yards is a pretty regular thing if I do my job. Model is the 917v, bought it used. Like the poster above, the rifle was barely used and I don't think the original owner knew what they had.