I've had good service from the BSA scopes I've bought recently, I don't know what they have in a silver scope though. All of mine are black. I did have to send one of my BSA's back to Cabela's about 5 years ago, one of the internal lenses had what appeared to be an oily finger print on it. The replacement scope, same brand and model, was fine.
A variable power 3-9x40 or 4-16x40 etc. would be a good addition to a new 22 rifle. My 917V is wearing a 6-24x44 BSA Catseye right now, it replaced the 4-12x40 Bushnell middle of last year.