kind of a crappy picture but I put this one together for under 2k. I was able to have most of the machining done cheap but even at a smith I dont see it costing much more.
savage short action large shank
9 twist Kreiger #5.5 fluted finished at 26.5"
Bell and Carlson Medalist
4-16 monarch mil-dot
shoots very well. 3/4" at 300 is not uncommon wight as it sits is just over 11 pounds