Without even trying hard, I can get ~2 inch groups at 100yards using my Marlin 60 (~100 bucks at purchase date) with a $30 Powerline 3-9x40 .22/pellet-gun scope from Walmart. It stays sighted in well, and I havne't had any problems. The clarity isn't top-of-the-line w/ the scope, but it's good for the money. I use the 500 rd Federal bricks of ammo for about $9 from Wallyworld, too. Those Marlins have very few malfunctions, too. I think I've had one malfunction after shooting around 350 rounds through it. Great accuracy, too. It's a pretty heavy barrel, too. ...not that you need a bull barrel for accuracy.