I have 3 savage .22's in my safe. One a MarkII BV (mine) another a Scout (younger kids, predecessor to the rascal) and an older MarkII lefty (10 y.o. sons, pre accutrigger)
They are all great, but the BV is THE MOST ACCURATE rifle I have ever owned. Ragged one hole groups at 50 yds with good ammo, not much worse with cheap bulk pack stuff. With a BSA sweet .22 scope and Winchester power-points, 100+ yd ground squirrels are so easy it feels like cheating. Last spring I even made a 156 yd head shot on a rock chuck, on the first shot. I just dialed the range, guessed a couple clicks for the wind, and it was a done deal. That rifle is SWEET.
This summer I put a 2X scope on the Scout an it will also shoot tiny groups. I really like it as a trainer rifle for my kids. The peep sights were easy to learn on, the single shot makes them think about making it count, and the trigger is great. I looked at lots of jr. size .22's before I bought it, and most of them seemed like junk, but that little savage is great. If the Rascal shoots as good as the Scout it's great too.
It seems like the overall quality of 10/22's has gone down over the years, but the price has gone WAY up, and mine has never been very reliable or accurate, although the rotary magazine is awesome, I wish the savage had one.
I would get a Savage, unless you can find a great deal on a Ruger 77/22. Those are great too, and have a rotary mag, but my Savage will still out shoot it, and has a smaller price tag.