boy did you open a can of worms and we all love to express our opinions.
I will asume you meant $1000.00 for the Gun. Do youself a favor and look up Montana rifleman online. They offer complete stainless steel barrelled actions with custom contours and twists for $900.00. Add a little extra for magnums and breaks. My cousins live in Montana and Idaho and have been killing elk for years with 270's. In my opinion, anything over the 300 WSM
is wastful even out to 500 yrds.
The 30-378 weatherby is a real cannon. The theory is you can reach way out there to unmentionable range with it but its like a top fuel drag car. Only good for 1 thing!