I'm a huge fan of CVA's Optima V2. Mine has been a tack-driver, and a dream to shoot.
The Accura is a step up (barrel-wise) but they share the same EXCELLENT trigger with the Optima V2 (the best stock trigger I've ever felt on a ML, rivals that of many factory bolt-actions.)
Take a look at Bud's Gunshop (online).
They usually have very good deals on package deals that'll get you the gun, a very serviceable scope, and case for ~$350-$360 (Optima V2, Accura's start ~$120 more w/o optics) shipped to your door.
That'll leave room in the budget for accessories,primers, powder/pellets, bullets & sabots, cleaning supplies, etc.