So, you want some good glass, eh?
Try one of these on for size...you won't be disappointed, I promise--it's at the upper end of your price range, but well worth the bucks.
You can actually do some shopping and find some of these cheaper than the price listed here. I have the 8-32x56 NXS on my precision rifle--best scope I've ever owned.
Also, check out Bear Basin Outfitters. They have a 12 month same as cash option. NOTE: You'll need to mount this on a 20 MOA base; otherwise the scope will not have enough elevation adjustment to reach 1000 yards.