I have both.
My Springfield 87A (Savage/Stevens/Springfield are all the same for these models) is an excellent shooter - puts my 2000-era Ruger 10-22 to shame. Very reliable too. Any good gunsmith can fix any problems, and Numrich carries most all the parts.
My Marlin 80DL is the box magazine version of your Ranger/Marlin 81. Good shooter, not great. Totally reliable too - not much to go wrong.
For $99, either is a good buy, if in good condition. Here, any working .22 rifle starts at $150 and up inthe gun&pawn shops.
I like the older twentytwo rifles..... have 30+ rimfies at last count. But, the day of the "50 dollar twentytwo rifle" is gone, so my collecting has slowed.