Thanks to all for the responses. I would say my budget is $100-$200. Looking at Leupold Rifleman, Nikon Prostaff or Buckmaster II, Vortex Crossfire, BSA Sweet 17, but willing to consider whatever. Don't know anything about Mueller.
Are there any strong opinions on Savage vs Marlin? CZ is out of my price range and doesn't make anything I particularly like the looks of anyway. I'm leaning towards a stainless bull barrel Marlin, but haven't made any firm decisions. The Savage bull barrel I used to have would never consistently shoot under 1.5" with any ammo I tried. I had Leupold rings and a Nikon Prostaff on it. Always wanted to like the gun, but never did.
I went with a DNZ one piece and Vortex scope..