I have been shooting in 22 and CF rifle competitions for almost 60 years.
We shoot the 22 indoors all winter at 50 ft. In the warmer weather we also shoot outdoors at 50 & 100 yds.
The standard rifle was the Winchester M52 with some using the DCM Springfields. Today the Anschutz has taken over with some other lesser brands.
Instead of buying a rifle on an impulse go to a match, rifle range or club and see what they are using. Target shooters are very friendly and want you to shoot with them.
Someone my lend you a rifle to try or sell you one right there.
Here is a link to the NRA website on where to find competition near you.