Everyone who has ever shot my MkIII Hunter loves it.
My grab and go .22 is a SW 22A with a fiber optic front and a bull barrel.
I have a pile of mags for it so I like bringing it. The SW was only around $200.
It is very accurate and fun to shoot.
Both of those are are in the price range that you mentioned and with the 22A you would have $ left over for more ammo.