another point i will make for the Savage, is it can be bought at a reasonable price. i think i paid like $230 for mine with a scope mounted on it about 7-8 years ago. this was before they offered the Accutrigger on the rimfires. mine did have the synthetic stock, but i added the Boyd's laminate, as they too were not available yet back when i purchased mine.
another thing is, you will need to purchase a dedicated 17 caliber cleaning rod as most cleaning rods in the kits are bigger than the bore of the 17. another point, try out several different types of ammo to see which one is the most accurate in yours.