Well then we're happy your staying.
If I had a 1000.00 rifle budget Id hunt for a Savage 10, or 11, or 116, "Long range Hunter",
but only if its accuracy 1st looks second. About a month ago I was looking at Armslist In St. Louis Mo. and found a "Like New" Remington 700 Police, in the .308, and from several reviews these are really accurate, the seller wanted $900.00, FTF.
So If you hunt hard theres no reason you can't find the suitable rifle your looking for under that grand.
The Vanguard series VS2 are very accurate and come in under a grand, as do the Howa 1500's
My first pick would be something in a Savage, because they are most accurate.