6.5mm Creedmoor (aka, 6.5x48mm) -- Seeking a decent target rifle platform for 200-1000yd target shooting. Open to any and all suggestions. On specific rifles to consider, or things to avoid, or decisions to make in order to get the "right" one for me. ============ Purpose: Target only; won't ever use it for hunting; need not be a dedicated benchrest format. (Though, I suppose target-but-never-hunting essentially makes it a "benchrest" purpose.) Not considering competition, though I might occasionally do a minor local "challenge" match. Distances: Out to 1000yds, but typically 200-600yds. Custom: Not necessary; and probably not possible, given my price range for this rifle. Blueprinted: Very much prefer a "blueprinted" (squared, trued, etc) action, perhaps from the factory or if necessary done by a quality gunsmith. Action: Should be buttery smooth. (I despise jerky, jittery actions.) Accuracy: Should be stellar, particularly in the 500-1000yd range. Caliber: Prefer the 6.5 Creedmoor caliber, over the other similar choices that could work. Reloading (ammo): I'll be getting into reloading, with this rifle, and I'll probably start with a batch of new Lapua brass cases, Sierra MatchKing 150gr HPBT bullets (.307 SD, .713 BC), and suitable primers and powder for distance accuracy. Price range: Sub-$1K ideally, but sub-$1500 if absolutely necessary. Plus a scope, beyond that. Scope: Undecided, as yet, but considering something like the Night Force ATACR 7-35x56mm with a decent reticle (in mils). Need power that great because of my eyes; distance focus has never been their best feature. Have shot many thousands of rounds on mostly .223 and .243, though I've done a bit of longer-range 7x57 Mauser and .30-06. It's been about 10 years since I've regularly shot rifles at distance. Was often getting 5/8" to 1" groups at 300yds, with a Rem 700 .243, and occasionally had fist-sized groups at 500yds (though I sucked at that distance, back then). So, I can do reasonable accuracy, with the right platform, scope, and if I work at it. Am taking a look at the Savage 12 LRP (long range precision; 1:8" twist; heavy 26" bbl; an adjustable trigger [6oz - 2.5lbs]; on a fiberglass stock by HS Precision). Haven't yet fully evaluated it, nor have I looked at others that might suit.