I have a Gamo Maxxim Elite .22 myself, purchased after one of Andys reviews ;-) Although not a springer but a gas ram break barrel I really can't fault it, nice and light to use and the 10 shot magazine I wouldn't be without now. I've found BSA Interceptors are the pellets liked by the barrel of mine and give pellet on pellet accuracy at 10 yards in my garden. Always finding the target when out in the woods at further distances. I'm sure if you shop around you could get one within your budget. Well recommended.