My next purchase is a Remington 504, they're about $500 dollars.
This is a very under-rated little rifle imo. Some complained about the lack of accuracy from the model 504 but mine shoots just fine. I've got a 4x Nikon "ProStaff" mounted on my model 504. Even though they have been discontinued now for a couple of years, it wasn't that long ago that I saw them still on the shelves of some dealers and at gun shows nib.