Re: Rifle + scope for 1K, is it possible?
Base Viper not the HS or the PST, objective bell is your choice, they come in 44 or 50mm
The PST is a great scope I also have one of those but at $750 it will take most of your budget.
If you reload there is nothing wrong with a 300 WM, factory ammo is another story, Federal gold medal match for 308 is around a buck/round when you can find it in stock, 300WM FGMM is $2.60/round
But again at 500 yards I dont see much gain over a 308.