if you want a good inexpensive rifle, check out the Marlin X7 series. very accurate, well made, an excellent recoil pad, adjustable trigger and a pillar bedded stock. decently priced as well. i have three of them so far and enjoy shooting them. IMO, they are one of the best bargains in bolt action rifle going. really the only thing budget about them is the price.
if you check one out, i think you will be suprised at the level of quality in comparison to it's price. so far, few regret buyin one and many have bought another as well.