WakeWise I have e very nice Henry Frontier .22LR rifle that is a $400.00 + when new. I have a very nice Simmon's 22Mag 3-9x32 scope on this rifle and I paid a whopping $28.00 for this scope off of Amazon to my front door. This isn't the most expensive scope out there but it gets the job done. You want to pay a bit more and get a quailty scope buy the Nikon P-22 series or the Nikon Pro-Staff scope thats meant for CCW use and you will be well served!!!
I use a Nikon ProStaff Rimfire 3-9x40 BDC 50. I love it. Reasonably priced, the Nikon's BDC system is pretty cool. My impression based on some other scopes I've used is that Nikon optics are pretty good.