Best deal on a .17 would be a Savage.
A Gunsmith Named Scott Null at Savagegunsmithing offeres a deal where if you get the accuracy package done on any Savage rimfire, he will get you any Savage rifle, any scope, mount and rings at wholesale price.
His accuracy package runs about $180. and includes Bedding, re crown the muzzle, fantastic trigger job, 1/8" bottom metal and lapping the high spots out of the barrel.
He did my BRJ 22 LR and it has shot a best 5 shot group just under.1" at 50 yards.
He a Master Riflesmith and I'm so impressed with my Savage, I still can't get the smile off my face.
The .17's usually shoot .1 to .3" at 100 yards when he's done. The lack of match ammo makes it harder for them to group like a 22lr because of the good ammo available for them.
You can reach him at 208-313-1570 or SavageGunsmithing
He sure did me right.