If you ever take the State Bar Exam to become an attorney, I'll tell you now the answer to all the questions on the exam. The answer is "Well, that all depends...."
Same answer applies to your question. For revolvers, I like S&W. There are folks equally devoted to Colt, Ruger, etc etc etc. That's why there are multiple flavors of icecream- I like chocolate, you like strawberry.
For a bolt action .22, well, depends on what you want to use it for. Plinking, hunting? marlin makes as nice a casual 22 as anybody, and been doing it a long time. I must admit I have starting collecting older Mossberg 22s, and have a 44 US I would put up against any production target rifle- but would NOT want to lug that heavy thing thru the woods squirrel hunting. But off the sandbags it will put 5 bullets in a slightly ragged hole at 50 meters if I am doing my part.
I think the only broad brush slam you will see of a maker is the cheapie class of stuff- Lorcin, RG, etc have a rep for being bio-degradable, self disassembling, and in general, don't last.
But Winchester, Remington, Marlin, Browning, Mossberg, Colt, S&W, Dan Wesson, Ruger, Taurus, Berreta, and many others all make good guns. You will just see different opinion on which is the "best" of a particular model. And I still like chocolate.