For $1000.00 you can do many things and get a truely accurate rifle that you can take great pride in forever and whoever takes over your junk when you leave can still use for their lifetime.
I admit to a preference for Mauser action WWII era iron. If you want a long action, choose a P17 Remington/Enfield and build whatever you want. All competant gunsmiths do great work here. If you want the medium length action, get a K98 action and do the same thing. If you hanker for a lightweight, get an Arisaka and build whatever you want.
Let your dreams lead you on!
If it's incoming - DUCK!