When my son wanted to start hunting, I purchased him a little Remington youth model 7mm08. I didn't really know much about them at the time. After seeing his success on whitetails with the gun, and seeing how nice it is to hold and shoot, I absolutely love the gun. I want to pick up 1 for myself. I am looking at the Remington mountain rifle. I've been looking for one with the brown laminated stock w/ stainless barrell. I'm having a heck of a time finding one. But, as I am looking for one, I thought I should check for opinions on other manufacturers. I want to keep this under a $1000.00 purchase. Are there other manufacturers I should be looking at?