Custom DIY Figures:I definitely considered this option (it's still not completely off the table). The big horn is a good price, but the barreled action would eat up nearly all my budget.
$900 for the Origin and Bolt w/PPC Head shipping included.
$380 + ship for a Xcaliber SS Plain Jane 1:9 chambered.
$230 + ship for a Magpul Hunter
$200 + ship Sunny Hill bottom metal
Pretty sure you can do better on those prices in sales and with free shipping.
That leaves $20 for a Trigger.
For $134 you can get a Rifle Basix Remington L-1K Kit 1.5lbs-4lbs pull – Hunting Trigger with Safety. This puts you $114 over your budget.
If you can't swing it I get it. If you can? I'm pretty sure you'll be very glad you did.
I was already thinking about a Origin myself. Now you have me thinking...