As an FYI, I found a used Winchester Select Energy Sporting for just over $1000 in my local market. It's performed extremely well for me during my first season and I plan to have it for many more.
As long as the brand is reputable, I recommend focusing more on fit. Find something that fits your shooting style or one that can adjust (i.e. adjustable comb). I recently had an adjustable butt-plate added, and a truly customized fit makes all the difference in the world.