In competitive circles they are pretty much the go to brand. Back in the day (early 80s), my dad built a smallbore Silhouette rifle on a 54 barrelled action. With match ammo that thing was amazing, 1/2" at 100 meters was not a stretch.
I REALLY want a 54 Sporter.
There is a 64 action as well. Somewhat less expensive and not quite as much like a bank vault. Still quite good though.
I suppose in some cases, Feinwerkbau might pop up on the radar. They used to be THE Airgun maker. Their .22s are lesser known, but excellent.
The Kimber 82s are worth a look as well. Maybe not quite as bleeding edge, but excellent nonetheless. I have a 82 classic that is still excellent at over 30 years old.
The old Winchester 52 is still pretty good if you come across one at a good price. Which is hard to do. People that own them know how good they are.