You can get a Remington 700 or Savage for $500-600.00 opening up a ton of aftermarket products to add as you go. Spend as much as you can on the glass within reason. There gets to be a point where the use of the rifle and the price of the glass have diminishing returns, ie the juice isn't worth the squeeze. I used a Weaver Tactical on the latest rifle I put together and couldn't be happier. Got about $1700.00 in it total and it shoots really tiny groups.